Evidence of Student Learning
San Antonio College has been able to collect an extensive amount of data which enables the Learning Assessment office to clearly map SLOs to Marketable skills as well as Program Learning Outcomes.
The Learning Assessment office develops reports on program outcomes by program, department, rubric, and section. These reports provide insight on trends over time on Marketable Skills achievement. San Antonio College began collecting assessment data on Marketable Skills in 2014.
These reports are a basis for discussion at faculty develpment and department meetings, as well as at the campus-wide SAC Scores assessment days (held twice per academic year) where faculty are required to review their assessment reports and develop action plans for improving outcomes in areas that are low performing (over 30% do not meet expectations).
Further, we believe that the implementation of online technology tools, including the student dashboard and ePortfolio, have transformed student assessment, skills achievement, and can be valuable to other institutions. Moreover, by providing resources to help students develop awareness of learning outcomes and Marketable Skills, students build self-efficacy and are empowered to be involved in directing their learning path. An institutional culture that supports these beliefs is critical to success and requires every faculty and staff member at San Antonio College to reflect on their role in transforming student learning.
For more information on data and reports, contact: SAC-SLOS@alamo.edu
- SLO By Term report - Student learning outcomes per faculty course section
- SLO Performance by Dept, Course and CSLO - Breakdown of achievement of each SLO by rubric
- Faculty Participation Report – Faculty completion of assessing SLOs and scoring of assessments
- SLO Performance Report – Supports office generated reports
- SLO Performance Marketable Skills/PSLO with Courses – Supports office generated reports
- Program Outcomes Report: Marketable Skills by program (AA, AS, AAT, AAT)
- Graduate Report: Marketable Skills achievement by academic year graduates
- Academic Success – Completion Report: Transparency – Faculty completion of assessing all SLOs for all sections by assessment due date. Completion reports by percentage completed from Fall 2016 to present
- Academic Success – PSLO Outcomes report: Program Student Learning outcomes by program
- Academic Success – Marketable Skills Outcome Report: Marketable Skills achievement by Discipline Rubric
- Student Success – Marketable Skills Report: Marketable Skills achievement by Discipline Rubric
- Student Success – Outcomes Report: Marketable Skills achievement of Division
Student Self-Assessment - Collected via CCSSE
Specific items from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, CCSSE, (administered on a two-year cycle), serve as indirect measures of attainment of the general education competencies, supplementing the direct measures obtained from assessing course SLOs.
- Marketable Skills Comparison Report: CCSSE Special Questions to CORE Program Marketable Skills Achievement
For more information on Learning Assessment Reports contact: SAC-SLOS@alamo.edu
The eLumen Student Dashboard is a tool for students to view progress in their courses, build academic and career portfolios, and stay on track for graduation. Students have real-time access to data on their attainment of Student Learning Outcomes or assessment by course. Students are empowered to self-monitor and outreach to faculty on how to improve if they see that they are not performing at "Meets Expectations" level for an outcome.
The eLumen ePortfolio is an online software platform used to store digital collections of artifacts, such as writing samples and presentations. Students can house assignments linked to student learning outcomes through instructor-initiated, course-specific ePortfolios. Students can showcase their strengths and acquired skills and to submit materials to potential employers or transfer institutions. Students also have the option to create and customize a limitless number of ePortfolios to showcase their skills and artifacts of their choice to be shared with potential employers or transfer institutions.
The ePortfolio provides a space for students to reflect on their experiences to deepen their learning. Traditional assignments, usually provide a snapshot of the students understanding on a point system, can often leave students in the dark about their areas of strength as well as those they need to develop. With the ePortfolio, faculty can assess the learning of the student over a period and provide guidance through constructive feedback within the portfolio. This provides clarity to students and a true opportunity to continue their growth beyond the assignment. Through these faculty interactions, students can continue to refine and draw connections that will shape their personal growth journey as well as develop a tool that showcases their skills to potential employers.