Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

SLO Policies

The OAC and the Office of Academic Services approved the following policies for academic courses:

  1. All active courses must be assessed at least once every five years.
  2. When a course is assessed, all SLOs for that course are assessed within that scheduled semester. 
  3. For credit courses with 0 to 1 unit, a minimum of 1 SLO is required.
    • For credit courses with more than 1 unit but less than 3 units, a minimum of 2 SLO’s are required.
    • For credit courses with 3 or more units, a minimum of 3 SLO’s are required.
    • For noncredit courses with 35 hours or less, a minimum of 1 SLO is required.
    • For noncredit courses with 36 to 53 hours, a minimum of 2 SLOs are required.
    • For noncredit courses with 54 hours or more, a minimum of 3 SLOs are required.
  4. For courses with 1-2 sections, all sections need to be assessed. For courses with 3 or more sections, at least 50% of sections need to be assessed.
  5. Of the sections assessed, faculty should aim to assess sections that represent these variations: Day/evening, Full-time/Part-time faculty, day of the week, time of the day, on campus vs. off campus, Online, or hybrid, full semester or late start courses.
  6. Courses that are leveled or cross-listed may be assessed together in an assessment period if the courses share the same SLOs.  
  7. All Full-time instructors teaching a full-load, shall assess a minimum of two sections every assessment cycle.
  8. Part-time instructors who need to assess their sections in a given semester will be contacted at the beginning of that semester by the division Dean or their designee(s), and offered support by their division OAC representative/s.
  9. Each SLO shall be mapped to a minimum of one Institutional Learning Outcome (ILO).

Developed 3/2010; revised 10/2011, 11/2019, 3/2021

Apprenticeship programs are defined as, “preparation for any profession, trade, or craft that can be learned through a combination of supervised on-the-job training and off-the-job formal education” (PCAH, 7th Edition). Apprenticeship courses are offered through a partnership between the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and the program sponsor. Examples of existing programs are: Apprenticeship: Automotive Technology (APAU), Apprenticeship: Electrical (APEL), Apprenticeship: Fire and Life Safety (APFL) and Apprenticeship: Pipefitting (PLPF). The apprenticeship courses by instructors that have met minimum qualifications in their industry are taught and assessed off-site.​

The OAC (Outcomes and Assessment Committee) and the Office of Academic Services approved the following policies for apprenticeship courses:

  1. All active apprenticeship courses will be assessed on a five-year cycle starting in the academic year 2020-21.
  2. All SLOs for each course will be assessed within that scheduled year using the survey form developed specifically for apprenticeship courses.
  3. For credit courses with 0 to 1 unit, a minimum of 1 SLO is required.
    • For credit courses with more than 1 unit but less than 3 units, a minimum of 2 SLO’s are required.
    • For credit courses with 3 or more units, a minimum of 3 SLO’s are required.
  4. Courses that are leveled or cross-listed may be assessed together if the courses share the same SLOs.

Developed 3/2021

 

Current Outcomes

Fall 22-Spring 23

Reports

SLO Assessment Completion Report

SLO Apprenticeship Course Completion Report 

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