Over the last three months, faculty members have made tremendous progress in developing and defining student learning outcomes (SLOs) for many of their courses. At the beginning of fall 2010, only 17 percent of courses had defined SLOs. As of November 30, 2010, 46 percent of all courses have at least one defined SLO. In addition, 100 percent of all departments have developed learning outcomes for their programs. This critical information will be published in the upcoming college catalog.
In spring 2011, faculty members have been tasked with selecting two courses, defining a minimum of three SLOs per course, and assessing those SLOs for the semester. To assist in this effort, Mt. San Jacinto College is in the process of acquiring eLumen – a web based software program that will allow for efficient and easy collection, storage, and real-time reporting of assessment information (SLO assessment data, rubrics, and other measurement tools) for the purposes of short and long-term planning, program review, budget allocations, and accreditation. The eLumen system will be implemented and running by February 1st.
Brandon Moore, Assessment Coordinator will be spearheading the eLumen project. He will be assisting with uploading all of the rubrics developed by faculty members, conducting training on how to input the student learning outcomes assessment data, and providing opportunities for department chairs to review the results. Please keep an eye out for upcoming announcements on eLumen.