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Student Learning Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes should be written for all degrees and certificates at LPC. They describe the knowledge, abilities, and skills that students should possess when they earn a degree or certificate.

Instructors who have not written program outcomes can get help by viewing the "Guidelines for writing program outcomes" by Arizona State University.

Many instructors at LPC have already written their program outcomes. View a list of those outcomes.

All program outcomes submitted will be entered into eLumen by the college's eLumen administrator. To submit your program outcomes, go to the Program Outcomes form.

When you submit your program outcomes, you will also be asked to list the courses -- and SLOs within those courses -- that connect, or "map", to the program outcomes. These allow the program outcomes to be measured after instructors have assessed SLOs in their courses.

Program Outcomes in eLumen

The example below illustrates what the mapping looks like in eLumen. It shows that the AJ 50 SLO and the first of two SLOs for AJ 54 are mapped to the program outcome: "Upon completion of the AJ degree program, the student will be be academically prepared for a California Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission basic training academy."

(Note that this screenshot is a partial sample; it does not show all of the courses.)

Example of mapping course SLOs to a program outcome

 

When assessment data at the course level has been entered into eLumen, the program outcome can be measured by semester(s). Keep in mind that the more consistent the SLOs, assessment names, and rubrics are at the course level, the more meaningful the program results will be.

In the example below, the AJ 50 and AJ 54 SLOs are measured against the program outcome for Spring 2011. Explanations are below the image. If you have Coordinator access and want to do this yourself in eLumen, follow these steps:

    1. Click the Coordinator tab at the top.
    2. Click View Results.
    3. Click SLO Achievement Report: ISLOs/PSLOs Overall.
    4. Choose the degree or certificate you want to measure.
    5. Check the box in front of CSLOs.
    6. Select the term(s), then click Apply.
    7. Click to Generate Report.

Example of the measurement of a program outcome in eLumen

  • Competency Description: The program outcome.
  • Mastery: Number of students, along with percentage, who scored a 4 during Spring 2011 (based on a 5-point rubric).
  • Above Average: Number of students, along with percentage, who scored a 3 during Spring 2011 (based on a 5-point rubric).
  • Average: Number of students, along with percentage, who scored a 2 during Spring 2011 (based on a 5-point rubric).
  • Below Average: Number of students, along with percentage, who scored a 1 during Spring 2011 (based on a 5-point rubric).
  • No Demonstrated Achievement: Number of students, along with percentage, who scored a 0 during Spring 2011 (based on a 5-point rubric).
  • # Total Scores: The total number of scores.

Student Learning Outcomes

Tina Inzerilla
SLO Committee Chair
925.424.1158

 

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