Student learning outcomes (SLOs) are at the heart of instruction. They describe for the learner what he/she is supposed to be able to do by the end of instruction for that course.
SLOs are scored at least one semester, for all sections offered that semester, during
a 3 year cycle.
When SLOs are scored per section, faculty should also fill out 3 reflection questions.
During that cycle a Course Improvement Plan (CIP), 8 questions, needs to be written.
This only has to be completed once during the cycle for each course.
Cycle 1: Summer 08 - Spring 12
Cycle 2:Summer 12 - Spring 15
Cycle 3: Summer 15 - Spring 18
Cycle 4: Summer 18 - Spring 21
We have listed some links to guides/tutorials on various SLO tasks including entering SLO scores, examples of CLSOs and rubrics, and answers to general questions about SLOs.
- Enter scores for previous terms (video)
Accessing & Viewing Reports in eLumen (coming soon)
View current SLOs in CurriQunet
Entering and mapping CSLOs (not the scores) (coming soon)
- Writing Course Improvement Plans (CIPs)
How does a department Chair add CIP access for faculty?
How do I enter a CIP as a Course Coordinator?
DEPARTMENT CHAIR FAQ
How do I view and print past CIP's for courses? (coming soon)
- How do I asssign "course coordinator" access so faculty can complete a CIP?
- How do I map CSLOs to PSLOs and ISLOs?
Differences between Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) - Google definition
Objective – A course objective describes what a faculty member will cover in a course. They are generally less broad than goals and more broad than student learning outcomes.
Student Learning Outcome – A detailed description of what a student must be able to do at the conclusion of a course.
Each course has its own student outcomes called CSLOs. There are also program SLOs ( PSLOs) and Institutional level learning outcomes (ISLOs) at a broader level. SLOs are written by faculty and reviewed by both the faculty for a department and the college administration.
Student learning outcomes should be listed in your course syllabus and they can found in Curricunet
The data reported to AACJC accrediting commission can be found here: SBCC Accreditation Page
The Faculty Resource Center staff can provide some guidance in entering course SLO scores or submitting course improvement plan (CIPs) into eLumen. If you need help writing SLOs or CIPS, please contact Sarah Boggs at the college.