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
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 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.

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English as a Second Language 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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English as a Second Language ESLL 20, ESLL 30, ESLL 310, ESLL 320, ESLL 40, ESLL 50

Students who successfully complete the highest level of the listening and speaking sequence demonstrate an improved ability to independently apply skills learned to their own oral communication.

Need to further the development  the awareness of individual trouble spots and the ability to self correct.

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English as a Second Language ESLL 20, ESLL 30, ESLL 310, ESLL 320, ESLL 40, ESLL 50

It is difficult to directly assess how well students have enhanced ability to contribute to a diverse democratic society with a pluralistic perspective of the world through the completion of the ESL listening and speaking course sequence.

The department needs to re-examine this PSLO.

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English as a Second Language English as a Second Language--ESL Oral Communication - Presentation ESLL 20, ESLL 30, ESLL 310, ESLL 320, ESLL 40, ESLL 50

Upon completion of the highest level of the listening and speaking sequence, studnets are able to use a variety of interactive speaking/listening and presentation strategies effectively.  Students are also able to utilize a variety of presentation software applications.  

Consider creating additional opportunities beyond the sheltered environment of the ESL classroom.

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English as a Second Language English as a Second Language--ESL Oral Communication - Listening Comprehension ESLL 20, ESLL 30, ESLL 310, ESLL 320, ESLL 40, ESLL 50

Upon successful completion of the highest levels of the listening and speaking sequence, students are generally able to identify central meaning in conceptually and linguistically challenging spoken discourse.  

The department needs to increase the use of longer discourse with an academic focus at the lower levels of the listening/speaking sequence.   The department needs to develop additonal resources beyond those supplied by the text publishers so that students are more prepared for the academic listening necessary for degree/transfer courses.  The department also neds to work with the counseling department to help students understand how important these skills are for future college course work.  We need to "rebrand" listening and speaking as a necessary skill and not just a set of conversation courses.

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English as a Second Language ESLL 20, ESLL 30, ESLL 310, ESLL 320, ESLL 40, ESLL 50, ESLP 310, ESLP 50

Upon completion of the highest levels of the listening/speaking and pronunciation course sequences, most students are capable of producing lengthy, unrehearsed examples of intelligible connected speech on familiar topics.  However, most instructors evaluate students based on performances that are rehearsed.  

The impromptu speech SLO appears as both a Listening/Speaking SLO and a Pronunciation SLO.  The department should consider revising these to create one SLO.  They alos need to determine whether or not the SLO or assessments need to be revised to more accurately reflect the use of both rehearsed and impromptu speech.

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English as a Second Language English as a Second Language--ESL Oral Communication - Pronunciation ESLL 20, ESLL 30, ESLL 310, ESLL 320, ESLL 40, ESLL 50, ESLP 310, ESLP 50

Upon completion of the highest levels of the listening/speaking and pronunciation course sequences, most students are capable of producing lengthy, unrehearsed examples of intelligible connected speech on familiar topics.  However, most instructors evaluate students based on performances that are rehearsed.  

The department needs to examine this SLO to determine if the SLO  or methods of assessment need to be revised. 

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English as a Second Language English as a Second Language--ESL Oral Communication - Discussion ESLL 20, ESLL 30, ESLL 310, ESLL 320, ESLL 40, ESLL 50, ESLP 310, ESLP 50

In general, students who complete the ESL Listening and Speaking sequence of courses are able to function in most listening and speaking situations where English is the primary language.  Students who complete the highest level are able to listen to lectures on academic topics, take notes, participate in class discussions related to the lecture, and give academic presentations uisng available technology.  However,  many students struggle to participate effectively on unfamilar/unrehearsed topics.  Some students continue to struggle with pronunciation issues related to fossilzation and first language interference.

The department will continue to strengthen the use of lecture and note-taking in the lower levels by introducing longer, more academic topics at the lower lecels so that upon completeion of the  course sequence, students are more comfortable and able to perform in content courses in degree/transfer courses.  We have developed additional supplemental courses to address specific pronunciation concerns.

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Political Science Political Science--Critical evaluation POLS 301, POLS 302, POLS 304, POLS 310, POLS 311, POLS 312, POLS 313, POLS 314, POLS 315, POLS 317, POLS 318, POLS 320, POLS 324, POLS 380

We do a good job communicating to our students the need  to develop critical thinking and analytical skills.

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Political Science Political Science--Development of Civilizations POLS 301, POLS 302, POLS 304, POLS 310, POLS 311, POLS 312, POLS 313, POLS 314, POLS 315, POLS 317, POLS 318, POLS 320, POLS 324, POLS 380

Political science is part of the development of every civilization in one way or another and we are successful in being sure our students see this throughout each course.

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Political Science Political Science--Conceptual Problem Solving POLS 301, POLS 302, POLS 304, POLS 310, POLS 311, POLS 312, POLS 313, POLS 314, POLS 315, POLS 317, POLS 318, POLS 320, POLS 324, POLS 380

Understanding the concepts of problem solving is essential to understanding the political process, and we feel we do well ensuring their development of this skill.

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Political Science Political Science--Political Processes POLS 301, POLS 302, POLS 304, POLS 310, POLS 311, POLS 312, POLS 313, POLS 314, POLS 315, POLS 317, POLS 318, POLS 320, POLS 324, POLS 380

Political processes are at the core of all of the courses we teach. We do a good job ensuring that our students understand this.

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