Instructional Program Assessments Summary

Program/Department PSLO/PSAO Course(s) assessed What did you learn from your outcomes assessment? Briefly describe the changes you will make based on your assessment. College-wide implications of your assessment project Assessment Reported
English as a Second Language English as a Second Language--ESL Reading - Competency ESLR 20, ESLR 30, ESLR 310, ESLR 320, ESLR 40, ESLR 50

 

Demonstrate the ability to function in most reading situations where English is the primary language.

Upon successful completion of the highest level of the reading course sequence, students are able to function in most reading situations where English is the primary language.  However, students continue to be challenged by more lengthy reading assignments especially book length works.

The department needs to consider increasing the length of readings required in the lower level reading courses and consider adding one or more books to the higher level courses so students are better prepared to meet the demands of the courses in the English Department.

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Computer Info Science: Applications & Web Computer Info Science: Applications & Web--Technology Skill Sets: CISC 302, CISC 310, CISC 360, CISW 350

We learned that CISC 310 students are better able to make decisions about buying a computer.

Note: While this Assessment category does not necessarily apply to many of the Web & Apps classes, there are a few hardware-related items that we cover:

  • Scanners
  • Mouse proficiency
  • In CISC 310 and CISC 360, students work with computer hardware
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Computer Info Science: Database & Programming Computer Info Science: Database & Programming--Communication Skills: CISP 400, CISP 401, CISP 430

A good communication skill is an essential part of skills set that a good programmer should have.  In our courses we provide opportunities for students to communicate with each other through group projects, discussion web sites, email, presentation, and etc... We can see the first generation of immigration shows less active at this category than those who grow up in here.  It is not because just only their language barrier but also their cultures.  The language and culture adjustments have been taking places when they immigrate to the United Stated, and it could take a little bit for them to get to a comfortable or fluent level.

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Computer Info Science: Applications & Web Computer Info Science: Applications & Web--Information Competency: CISC 302, CISC 305, CISC 306, CISW 300, CISW 350, CISW 400, CISW 410

Students are able to locate and utilize online information resources, as needed.

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Computer Info Science: Applications & Web Computer Info Science: Applications & Web--Ethics: CISA 305, CISC 305, CISW 300

Based on in-class discussions it is evident that many students seem to be unaware of some of the ethical issues relating to technology ownership and legal limitations, for example:

  • Clip art
  • Copying music on the internet
  • MLA 
  • Internet copyright issues
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Computer Info Science: Networking & Security Computer Info Science: Networking & Security--Complex Issue Analysis CISN 300, CISN 302, CISN 306, CISN 490, CISS 310

We need to develop more ways to meet the critical verbal, written, and quantitative skills needed by students in our program.  

First discussion with our industry partners is needed here.  Next, curriculum and other changes may need to be made.

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Computer Info Science: Networking & Security Computer Info Science: Networking & Security--Security CISS 310, CISS 350

This is covered in two courses in particular.  Students go to the SANS website and review sample security policies there.  

N/A

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Computer Info Science: Networking & Security Computer Info Science: Networking & Security--Computing Environment CISN 300, CISN 302, CISN 306, CISN 490, CISS 310

Overall students are meeting this program student learning outcome.  

Based on industry feedback students might need to know more than the skill sets for "typical computing environment" in the future.

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Computer Info Science: Database & Programming Computer Info Science: Database & Programming--Diversity: CISP 440

We have more Asian students in the CISP440 (discrete math) course than other ethnics.  Although the discrete math tends to be easier to Asian students than others but all ethics students tend to learn well at the beginning and find more challenges toward to the end of the course.

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Social Science Social Science--Marginalization SOCSC 300

Course and program are being discontinued.

Curriculum development is occurring in other areas.

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Social Science Social Science--Ethnic Groups SOCSC 300

Course and program are being discontinued.

Curriculum development is occurring in other areas.

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Social Science Social Science--Social Movements SOCSC 300

Course and program are being discontinued.

Curriculum development is occurring in other areas.

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Social Science Social Science--Critical Evaluation of Social Behavior SOCSC 300

Course and program are being discontinued.

Exploration of other courses within which to teach these ideas. Curriculum development is occurring in other areas.

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Social Science Social Science--Interdisciplinary Studies SOCSC 300

Course no longer offered.

Curriculum development is occurring in other areas.

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Humanities Humanities--Cultural Proficiency HUM 300, HUM 301, HUM 310, HUM 320, HUM 324, HUM 331, HUM 332

Faculty are committed to cultivating the skill of analyzing culture so as to arrive at a level of cultural proficiency necessary for success in college. For example, in HUM 331, students explore concepts like Nativism and Social Construction of Reality and apply it to the legal and sociological implications of trans-national immigration in the 21st Century. 

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Humanities Humanities--Cross-cultural links HUM 300, HUM 301, HUM 310, HUM 320, HUM 324, HUM 331, HUM 332

Faculty are committed to presenting students with a variety of cross-cultural links to enhance their understanding of the study of Humanities. For example, in HUM 320, we study the different manifestations of Buddhism across India, China, and Japan.

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Humanities Humanities--Synthesis HUM 300, HUM 301, HUM 310, HUM 320, HUM 324, HUM 331, HUM 332

Humanities faculty is commited to introducing our students to a variety of disciplines for a holistic understanding of cultures, regions or people groups. For example, students in HUM 310 apply their understanding of Macchiavelli's The Prince to their interpretation of King Claudius in Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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Philosophy Philosophy--Critical Thinking PHIL 300, PHIL 304, PHIL 310, PHIL 320, PHIL 352, PHIL 356

Critical thinking suffuses the material across the program's course offerings.

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Honors Honors--P-SLO5: Disciplinary Perspectives HONOR 340, HONOR 352, HONOR 364, HONOR 375, HONOR 380, HONOR 391, HONOR 392

Honors courses articulate a variety of perspectives within their respective disciplines and connect those perspectives to perspectives in other disciplines.

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Honors Honors--P-SLO4: Ethical Reasoning HONOR 340, HONOR 352, HONOR 364, HONOR 375, HONOR 380, HONOR 391, HONOR 392

Honors students' ethical reasoning capacities are demonstrated indirectly in the course of satisfactory Honors studies.

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Honors Honors--P-SLO3: Intellectual Inquiry HONOR 340, HONOR 352, HONOR 364, HONOR 375, HONOR 380, HONOR 391, HONOR 392

Honors seminars in specific foster exceptional levels of intellectual inquiry among Honors students.

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Honors Honors--P-SLO2: Analysis and Critical Thinking HONOR 340, HONOR 352, HONOR 364, HONOR 375, HONOR 380, HONOR 391, HONOR 392

Honors courses heavily emphasize the utilization of analysis and critical thinking.

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Honors Honors--P-SLO1: Expression of Ideas HONOR 340, HONOR 352, HONOR 364, HONOR 375, HONOR 380, HONOR 391, HONOR 392

Students in Honors classes are encouraged to communicate their ideas in classes and with faculty. The expression of ideas is a priority for faculty in this program.

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English as a Second Language English as a Second Language--ESL Writing - Pluralism and Diversity ESL 325, ESLW 20, ESLW 30, ESLW 310, ESLW 320, ESLW 340, ESLW 40, ESLW 50

Upon completion of the ESL writing sequence, students are  more prepared to contribute to a diverse democratic society with a pluralistic perspective of the world.  However, this SLO as it is written is difficult to evvaluate directly.

The department needt to re-evaluate this PSLO.

11/02/2016 view
English as a Second Language English as a Second Language--ESL Pronunciation - Oral Communication ESLL 50, ESLP 310

Students who complete the ESL pronunciation sequence demonstrate an improved ability to independently apply skills learned to thier own oral communication.

As these skills develop over time, we need to increase our ability to oferr a wider range of pronunciation courses including the newer 2-unit curriculum/

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