ERIC Number: ED448821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Annual Outcomes Assessment Report, 1997-98. Student Learning Outcomes.
Spokane Community Coll., WA.
This document describes the 1997-98 Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Initiative at Spokane Community College (SCC) in Washington. The SLO mission is to define and integrate critical Student Learning Objectives and Abilities into college-wide, outcomes-based curricula so that students in all courses of study show understanding and proficiency in becoming productive citizens and lifelong learners. The SLO Initiative identified four critical Abilities: (1) responsibility; (2) communication; (3) problem-solving; and (4) global awareness. In addition to funding 37 mini-grants to facilitate integration of these abilities and related assessment tools into courses, SLO coordinated faculty and staff development efforts, remodeled the curriculum review process for new or revised courses, and created a Web page to demonstrate and reinforce SLO's purpose and accomplishments. The SLO budget and a detailed description of each mini-grant are included. SLO issues include adjusting for the impact of high rates of administrative and faculty turnover, training of new personnel about outcomes and assessment, and continuing pressure to meet (and to help revise future) legislative performance measures in a way consistent with the SLO Initiative. (PGS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Spokane Community Coll., WA.