MPC SLO Committee:
Documents and Links--MPC
Documents and Links--Not From MPC
Documents from ACCJC training sessions for site visit teams
CTF and CCA Unions vs ACCJC: an Ongoing Drama
The CTF and CCA unions see aspects of the SLOs as an
infringement on negotiable issues, so they wrote a letter to the ACCJC:
Letter from CTF
President Marty Hittelman to ACCJC President Barbara Beno 10-13-08
CTA leadership visits MPC and asks for support in
this effort, so our MPCTA leadership writes a letter to CCA leadership:
Letter from MPCTA President Mark Clements to
CCA President Ron Norton Reel 11-20-08
ACCJC President Barbara Beno responds to the CTF
ACCJC President Barbara Beno to CTF President Marty Hittelman 12-3-08
CCA union leadership meets with ACCJC President Barbara Beno about SLOs
and other topics that may impinge on negotiable issues:
CCA President Ron Norton Reel to union members about their meeting with
ACCJC President Barbara Beno "hears about" the
3-18-09 letter from CCA President Norton Reel and writes her own letter:
Letter from ACCJC Barbara Beno to CC CEOs and ALOs 3-20-09
The union leadership doesn't like some of the things
that Beno said in her letter so they respond:
CCA President Ron Norton Reel to interested parties about the 3-20
letter from ACCJC President Barbara Beno 3-24-09
The union leadership also respond to what looks like
an internal memo at Long Beach City College:
from CCA Leadership to interested parties about (mis)-information in a
LBCC internal memo 3-24-09
Meanwhile, CTA counsel writes a letter to Beno about Solano College:
CTA to Beno 3-17-2009
CCC Chancellor Jack Scott makes some
recommendations to the ACCJC in 2009
ACCJC's response to the recommendations 1-20-2010
The ACCJC's letter to CCC CEOs and ALOs about a snafu over a public
meeting concerning these recommendations 1-6-2010
Lassen College faculty brings first 'Student Learning Outcomes' charge
From the CCA Advocate. "We told
them, 'enough is enough,' " said Ross Stevenson, chief faculty
negotiator.... "For us, the District's attempt to unilaterally impose
additional work with no compensation was the end of the line."
(This link was dead in February 2010; hopefully it will come back.)
Commission must address faculty concerns", says CCA
President Ron Norton Reel in the
Feb/March 2010 CCA Advocate
Examples of the Larger SLO "Conversation"
Assessing the Elephant
A paper that looks at the SLO-assessment model and describes processes at Coker
College. It's quite good.
Dave Clemens' CYA Syllabus
Powerpoint from the Fall 2008 flex day breakout
Dave Clemens on "Exposing the Big Lies about SLOs", in the CTA Advocate
Examples of SLO
Dialog with Dave Clemens and Mark Bishop (Fall 2007)
NY Times Magazine 9-30-07
"No Gr_du_te Left Behind"
The Chronicle of Higher Education 6-8-2007 "A Pedagogical Straitjacket" by Laurie Fendrich
the first two articles are excellent and address the relationship between SLOs,
national politics, and accreditation.
In her 10-07 rostrum article, Janet Fulks mentions two links that help define
the battle lines between the accreditation process as we know it and federal
"Why Accreditation Doesn't Work and What Policymakers Can Do About It"
describes perceived problems with the accreditation process.
"Here We Go Again...Sin,
Salvation and Accreditation" is a rebuttal.
Implementing the SLO-GEO Plan--a Guide
Please see this guide--presented in pictorial style--for information
on the implementation of our plan.
New SLO Forms -- New AA Program Review
The SLO assessment forms, called "Instructor
Reflections" and "Program Reflections" are now part of the program
review cycle for Academic Affairs. Please find them on pages 21-22
of the guidelines:
Academic Affairs Program Review Guidelines
MPC General Education SLOs (GEOs)
MPC-CSU-IGETC GE Patterns with GEOs
and in COLOR
GEO Explanation in a powerpoint
November 25, 2008 Presentation to the Board
"Why the Controversy"
Academic Senate endorsed Powerpoint
Dave Clemens Presentation
Completed Examples of the SLO Pilot Project
Spring 2008-Summer 2009
This Form is designed to be filled out each semester for each
class taught by each instructor. Each instructor is asked to fill out this form
beginning in the Fall 2008 Semester. This form has been approved or endorsed by
the Academic Senate, Curriculum Advisory Committee, and Academic Affairs
Why are we doing this?
Because it is good pedagogical practice to
articulate what students should be able to do as they exit a course,
and the results of evaluation as the basis for future improvement.
Because our accrediting agency, the ACCJC, is requiring it.
If faculty don't do it, then somebody else will,
and that would be everybody's worst nightmare.
Why fill out
It is an
effort to promote dialog among faculty about what MPC students should be able to
do as they exit our courses. The Academic Senate asks that you use this form to
promote this dialog. We hope that, as a result of using this form, conversations
will develop between instructors who teach within disciplines, in related
disciplines, in courses that are sequential within a program, and across MPC. We
hope the conversations reveal greater insight into student achievement of
faculty-designed objectives and outcomes and ultimately lead to improvement in
student learning. The value is in the dialog.
Response to the SLO
This response emanated from members of the MPC English Department and
has been distributed, for information purposes only, at MPCTA meetings, and at
various division meetings. This statement is intended to be included as all or a
portion of the response on the SLO Assessment Form. This statement is not
endorsed by the Academic Senate or the SLO Coordinator. It is placed here so
that all stakeholders have access to all aspects of the dialog.