The CASL Committee’s mission is to ensure that the college goes through an ongoing, systematic process that clarifies and improves SLOs at every level from institutional, program, and course through certificates and degrees with specific emphasis on student success. The Committee works with faculty to ensure the methods of assessment of course SLOs and program SLOs are aligned and consistent across the college.
Scope and Duties
The CASL Committee reports to the Academic Senate and jointly works with the Administrative Unit Outcome Committee through the Outcomes and Assessments Steering Committee.
1. Guide and facilitate faculty and staff in implementing outcome and assessment processes;. Guide and facilitate faculty and staff in implementing outcome and assessment processes;
2. Support faculty and staff about institutional, program, degree/certificate, course level SLOs; and the processes and timing for establishing and assessing them;
3. Provide colleagues with guidance, training, tools, rubrics, models and other resources that will assist them in SLO alignment, development and assessment;
4. Assist faculty and staff in analyzing the results of assessment to improve learning and services;
5. Maintain open and frequent communications about SLO development and assessment with various college groups, including but not limited to the Department chairs, Academic Division Deans, Curriculum Committee, Academic Senate, Office of Academic Affairs, and College Planning Team.
Duties of Membership
1. Attend and fully participate in committee meetings
2. Academic Division Representatives serve as consultants to members of their divisions.
3. Inform and update their division about SLO issues such as (but not limited to):
a. Processes and timing for establishing and assessing SLO’s
b. Available training, tools, rubrics, models available for SLO development & assessment
c. Student Learning Outcome reporting deadlines
d. Assisting with analysis of assessment results
4. All members of the committee shall make decisions based on a college wide perspective.
5. It is expected that all members are prepared to make informed decisions. This will require members to, at a minimum:
a. Read the Student Learning Outcome tables in the Program Review documents prior to meeting
b. Stay current on ACCJC requirements regarding Student Learning Outcomes and assessment
c. Be knowledgeable about Student Learning Outcomes and Program Review policies, procedures, writing standards, resources, forms, and deadline dates.
Structure and Voting Rights
The committee is co-chaired by a SLO Coordinator and appointee of the Academic Senate.
Membership includes representatives from Office of Instruction, Professional Development, Curriculum Committee, Program Review Committee, Student Services and Institutional Development and faculty members from each of the schools as listed at the Office of Instruction site here.
Only faculty division representatives are given voting rights. Faculty co-chairs vote only in the event of a tie vote.
Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm in Bonelli 330