Outcomes Assessment Committee (OAC)
Welcome to the LAVC Outcomes Assessment Committee Website!
This site provides information for creating and assessing SLOs, as well as training resources for eLumen.
In 2002, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) established new accreditation guidelines focusing on Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). Under these guidelines, success is seen as students leaving courses and programs with integrated higher learning skills that they can demonstrate. Faculty are required to define SLOs for each course and program, design assessments that will allow students to demonstrate what they learned, evaluate those assessments, and use the information for improvement. In addition, every area on campus needs to define and assess how what they do contributes to student learning, either directly through SLOs or indirectly through service outcomes.
The Outcomes Assessment Committee oversees and coordinates SLO efforts at the campus level. Responsibilities include proposing policies and processes, developing and assessing college-wide program outcomes, and supporting and reviewing the assessment of course and service outcomes. The Committee promotes campus-wide understanding and integration of SLOs, facilitating campus dialogue to enhance institutional effectiveness and the continuous improvement of student learning. Instructional policy items are brought to the Academic Senate and all items are brought to the Program Effectiveness and Planning Committee.
The Outcomes Assessment Committee meets the third Monday of the month from 1:30-2:30pm in the Maintenance and Operations Conference Room.
- Ensure completion of course assessments in Cycle 2
- Ensure completion of service outcome assessments in Cycle 2
- Align course outcomes with LAVC Program Pathways
- Disaggregate data as required by the Quality Focus Essay
- Encourage and support dialogue about and use of outcome at all levels