Whereas, Faculty at many California community colleges have struggled to develop and implement effective practices for student learning outcomes (SLO) assessment while feeling pressure from both college administrations and outside forces to conduct SLO assessment in ways that may be ineffective and even counter-productive;
Whereas, SLO assessment, when conducted thoughtfully and effectively through processes developed and led by faculty, can be both beneficial and productive for faculty and students; and
Whereas, Academic Senate resolution 2.03 S08 called for the Senate to “research and communicate guiding principles of good practice in the collection, analysis, and use of assessment data”;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges adopt the paper Guiding Principles for SLO Assessment.
See Appendix C.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates
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