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English Department SLO Guidelines

fall 2015 & spring 2016& fall 2016--Program Planning

  • The English department is in the program planning stage of the revolving wheel of SLO assessment. Instructors do not have to complete individual assessments of courses or core competencies. However, all instructors should contribute to program planning by attending department meetings and helping to visualize, discuss, and write the program plan.

spring 2017--Core Competency 1: Communication

Reminder: record your analysis on CurricUNET

The process of assessing a course SLO is as follows:

  • Step One: We are assessing core competency 1: communication; identify in which course you will conduct the assessment.
  • Step Two: Choose one major graded assignment that you feel measures some aspect of core competency 1: communication. It should be an assignment you always give that you feel is important. 
  • Step Three: Develop a rubric or grading scale that articulates in words how you grade that assignment.  If you only use exams, identify groups of specific questions on one of your major exams that you feel address the competency. It will be most helpful if there are several questions.
  • Step Four: Give the assignment or exam during the spring 17 semester. Grade it using the rubric you developed in Step Three. If you are using an exam, you may use Scantron machines to analyze the results of the specific questions. Keep a record/copy of the rubric or the questions. Make sure to record and summarize the results.
  • Step Five: Review the results of your assessment and record your analysis on CurricUNET. At the end of the semester, input your assessment results directly into CurricUNET. During the Flex Week, fall 17, we will meet as a department to discuss our analysis.

    During our fall 17 meeting, thanks to CurriUNET, we should have all our info already in place and ready to discuss. Even so, each department member should be prepared to discuss the following:


    1) The assignment given.
    2) The results.
    3) Based on the results, describe how you would change or improve the teaching
    of this assignment. Were you satisfied? What do you need as an instructor to
    improve your teaching and/or the student learning of the assignment?  

At the end of the Flex week meeting, we will discuss what our department needs to improve the teaching and learning in department courses in general.  What do we need from the college?

 

fall 2017--Core Competency 2: Critical Thinking and Information Competency

The process of assessing a course SLO is as follows:

  • Step One: We are assessing core competency 2: critical thinking and information competency; identify in which course you will conduct the assessment.
  • Step Two: Choose one major graded assignment that you feel measures some aspect of core competency 2: critical thinking and information competency.  It should be an assignment you always give that you feel is important. 
  • Step Three: Develop a rubric or grading scale that articulates in words how you grade that assignment.  If you only use exams, identify groups of specific questions on one of your major exams that you feel address the competency. It will be most helpful if there are several questions.
  • Step Four: Give the assignment or exam during the fall 17 semester. Grade it using the rubric you developed in Step Three. If you are using an exam, you may use Scantron machines to analyze the results of the specific questions. Keep a record/copy of the rubric or the questions. Make sure to record and summarize the results.
  • Step Five: Review the results of your assessment and record your analysis on CurricUNET. At the end of the semester, input your assessment results directly into CurricUNET. During the Flex Week, spring 18, we will meet as a department to discuss our analysis.

    During our spring 18 meeting, thanks to CurriUNET, we should have all our info already in place and ready to discuss. Even so, each department member should be prepared to discuss the following:


    1) The assignment given.
    2) The results.
    3) Based on the results, describe how you would change or improve the teaching
    of this assignment. Were you satisfied? What do you need as an instructor to
    improve your teaching and/or the student learning of the assignment?  

At the end of the Flex week meeting, we will discuss what our department needs to improve the teaching and learning in department courses in general.  What do we need from the college?

spring 2018--Core Competency 3: Global Awareness

The process of assessing a course SLO is as follows:

  • Step One: We are assessing core competency 3:global awarenessg; identify in which course you will conduct the assessment.
  • Step Two: Choose one major graded assignment that you feel measures some aspect of core competency 3: global awareness.  It should be an assignment you always give that you feel is important. 
  • Step Three: Develop a rubric or grading scale that articulates in words how you grade that assignment.  If you only use exams, identify groups of specific questions on one of your major exams that you feel address the competency. It will be most helpful if there are several questions.
  • Step Four: Give the assignment or exam during the spring 18 semester. Grade it using the rubric you developed in Step Three. If you are using an exam, use Scantron machines to analyze the results of the specific questions. Keep a record/copy of the rubric or the questions. Make sure to record and summarize the results.
  • Step Five: Review the results of your assessment and record your analysis on CurricUNET. At the end of the semester, input your assessment results directly into CurricUNET. During the Flex Week, fall 18, we will meet as a department to discuss our analysis.

    During our fall 18 meeting, thanks to CurriUNET, we should have all our info already in place and ready to discuss. Even so, each department member should be prepared to discuss the following:


    1) The assignment given.
    2) The results.
    3) Based on the results, describe how you would change or improve the teaching
    of this assignment. Were you satisfied? What do you need as an instructor to
    improve your teaching and/or the student learning of the assignment?  

At the end of the Flex week meeting, we will discuss what our department needs to improve the teaching and learning in department courses in general.  What do we need from the college?

 

fall 2018--Core Competency 4: Personal Responsibility and Professional Development

The process of assessing a course SLO is as follows:

  • Step One: We are assessing core competency 4: personal responsiblity and professional development; identify in which course you will conduct the assessment.
  • Step Two: Choose one major graded assignment that you feel measures some aspect of core competency 1: communication.  It should be an assignment you always give that you feel is important. 
  • Step Three: Develop a rubric or grading scale that articulates in words how you grade that assignment.  If you only use exams, identify groups of specific questions on one of your major exams that you feel address the competency. It will be most helpful if there are several questions.
  • Step Four: Give the assignment or exam during the fall 18 semester. Grade it using the rubric you developed in Step Three. If you are using an exam, you may use Scantron machines to analyze the results of the specific questions. Keep a record/copy of the rubric or the questions. Make sure to record and summarize the results.
  • Step Five: Review the results of your assessment and record your analysis on CurricUNET. At the end of the semester, input your assessment results directly into CurricUNET. During the Flex Week, spring 19, we will meet as a department to discuss our analysis.

    During our spring 19 meeting, thanks to CurriUNET, we should have all our info already in place and ready to discuss. Even so, each department member should be prepared to discuss the following:


    1) The assignment given.
    2) The results.
    3) Based on the results, describe how you would change or improve the teaching
    of this assignment. Were you satisfied? What do you need as an instructor to
    improve your teaching and/or the student learning of the assignment?  

At the end of the Flex week meeting, we will discuss what our department needs to improve the teaching and learning in department courses in general.  What do we need from the college?

 

We will begin assessing Literature SLO's spring 2019

The process of assessing a course SLO is as follows:

  • Step One: Identify the course SLOs from a literature class that you are teaching that semester. 
  • Step Two: For each SLO, choose one major graded assignment that you feel measures some aspect of the course SLO.  It should be an assignment you always give that you feel is important.  (If there are three SLO’s, then you will have to choose three assignments.)
  • Step Three: Develop a rubric or grading scale that articulates in words how you grade
    that assignment.  If you only use exams, identify groups of specific questions on one of
    your major exams that you feel address the competency. It will be most helpful if there
    are several questions.
  • Step Four: Give the assignment or exam during the spring or fall 19 semester. Grade it using the rubric you developed in Step Three. If you are using an exam, use Scantron machines to analyze the results of the specific questions. Keep a record/copy of the rubric or the questions. Make sure to record and summarize the results.
  • Step Five: Review the results of your assessment and record your analysis on CurricUNET. At the end of the semester, input your assessment results directly into CurricUNET. During the Flex Week, we will meet as a department to discuss our analysis.

    During our fall FLEX meeting, each department member shares the following:


    1) The assignment given.
    2) The results.
    3) Based on the results, describe how you would change or improve the teaching
    of this assignment. Were you satisfied? What do you need as an instructor to
    improve your teaching and/or the student learning of the assignment?  

At the end of the Flex week meeting, we will discuss what our department needs to improve the teaching and learning in department courses in general.  What do we need from the college?

 

 

 

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