Outcomes Assessment Committee (OAC)
Welcome to the Valley College Outcomes Assessment Committee (formerly Student Learning Outcomes) Web site.The site will provide you will all the forms and information you need for creating and assessing SLOs.
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.
On this website you will find training materials on the whys and hows of writing and assessing SLOs, all the forms needed for this process, and many additional resources. If you have any questions or suggestions for additional materials, please contact LAVC's SLO Coordinator, Sally Raskoff.