SAC SCORES Fall 2021

The primary goal of SAC SCORES was to do a comprehensive internal evaluation of where the college was in regard to integrated strategic planning efforts. This data day was so successful that the college decided to have SAC SCORES during Fall convocation week and Spring semesters.

All faculty, staff, chairs, department directors and administrators participated in this interactive activity.

SCHEDULE | SAC Scores Checklist – Fall 2021 | FAQs


SAC SCORES Fall 2021 scheduled for September 24, 2021

RECORDING: SAC Scores General Rollout Session (09/03/2021)


SAC SCORES PREPARATION BY AREA (Click boxes to expand)

Getting Started

What is SAC Scores?

The primary goal of SAC Scores is to complete a comprehensive internal evaluation of where San Antonio College is in regard to integrated strategic planning. SAC Scores Day is an opportunity to assess all Student Success, Academic Success, and College Services units and plan strategies for continuous improvement in institutional assessment.

What is my role on SAC Scores Day?

Every San Antonio College employee should participate in SAC Scores. Prepare in advance by meeting with your supervisor to determine your specific responsibilities and deliverables for the day. Attend unit discussions and actively collaborate with your team members. Participate enthusiastically in all sessions, remember your goal is to reflect back on your accomplishments and chart a course for the future. Most importantly, be yourself. If you succeed - your team succeeds. If your team succeeds our students succeed!

Why do we have SAC Scores?

Faculty and Staff find themselves asking, “Why should we assess our units?” The answer is twofold: 1) accountability, and 2) to improve unit outcomes. While assessing our units is a requirement of our accreditors and stakeholders, it is not the only reason we are committed to assessing our units at SAC. The college is committed to continuous improvement through the use of the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) model to improve Student Success. When every unit is successful - our students are successful.

How can my Department/Unit use the day?

Faculty and Staff begin the day by attending the general session (see schedule). After attending the general session individuals should report to their unit to participate in scheduled events. SAC Scores deliverables are due by the close of business.

Student Success Units – should assess strategic planning, key performance indicators (KPIs) as directed by the divisional dean, and student success learning outcomes.
Academic Success Units – should assess strategic planning, key performance indicators (KPIs) as directed by the divisional dean, and student learning outcomes.
College Services Units – should assess strategic planning, and key performance indicators (KPIs) as directed by the divisional dean.

Who coordinates data collection on SAC Scores Day?

SAC Scores Day is coordinated by the Office of Integrated Planning and Performance Excellence or IPPE. Strategic Planning data is supported by the Coordinator for Strategic Planning, Ester Coronado (sac-strategicpl@alamo.edu), KPI data is supported by the Director of Institutional Research Dr. Savithra Eratne (seratne@alamo.edu) and Student Learning Outcomes data is supported by the Coordinator for Learning Assessment, Rosalind Ong (sac-slos@alamo.edu or rong@alamo.edu). Additionally, your supervisor should be able to provide you with a number of Unit Level resources.

Institutional Research (For all Units)

Faculty/Adjunct Faculty

  • Use of Data Faculty Form will be emailed to Faculty Members by 10th September (one per course taught). (MUST download, save and open in Acrobat Adobe to update)

 Academic Coordinators/DARs

  • Use of Data Rubric Form will be emailed to Faculty Members by 10th September (one per rubric or program). (MUST download, save and open in Acrobat Adobe to update)
  • Use of Data Program Form (available by 10th September
    • AA   will be available soon
    • AS    will be available soon
    • AAT will be available soon
    • AAS will be emailed to Program Coordinators by 10th September (one per rubric or program). (MUST download, save and open in Acrobat Adobe to update)

Non-Academic Staff and Non-Teaching Staff

  • Use of Data Form An online Data Report Form link will be emailed by 10th September to the Staff Members
  • Data Source go to San Antonio College At-A-Glance
Learning Assessment (For Academic and Student Success Units)

Academic Coordinators/DARs

       RECORDING: SAC Scores – Learning Assessment for Academic Success Session

Academic Success Chairs

Review the forms your areas uploaded to the SAC Scores website to ensure completion. Follow up with any area whose forms were incomplete or not submitted.

Student Success Lead 

  1. (Download & Save to your computer) Learning Assessment Reflection – Student Success Form

Student Success Liaisons

Review the “Learning Assessment Reflection” form uploaded to the SAC Scores website. Ensure all units have submitted a COMPLETE form. Follow-up with any area whose forms are incomplete or require action plans, submit review.

**Submit SAC SCORES File Upload Site**

IPPE Calendar