Thursday, October 29, 2009
Dr. Lloyd S. Thomas of West Los Angeles College has posted his renditions and performances of three different songs about SLOs:
The deadline for entering "The SLO Song" Music Video Contest sponsored by Las Positas College is over and "stewartjm" has posted his entry for your viewing pleasure:
The results of the contest are not yet posted but you may want to check the contest's home page for updates or download the audio file (Originally recorded by Panic! At the Disco-"I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, New lyrics by Lauren Hasten, Vocals by Tanya Pray and Lauren Hasten).
If you prefer something a little less hard but which still has a beat, the SLOs home page of Cabrillo College presents “The Core-4 Anthem” written and performed by Rory O'Brien.
If you're tired of music, try watching the following short clip on Student Learning Outcomes from a humorous play ("The Sins of Dr. Albright") courtesy of Santa Monica College:
In another entertaining stage production, Cañada College combined video and live performers for the August 2008 FLEX Day presentation by their SLOAC Players of the eight minute “Assessment Zone” video from Fredriksberg Community College:
Additional materials from ACCJC accredited colleges will be added to this post as I find them.
Also, the first draft of a new page with links to the Research, Planning, and Assessment web pages and related documents from the colleges has finally been completed and will be added to the site when the second draft is finished.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
TFR Accreditation Standards SixThemes(3) 2009-08-18TVT
Saturday, August 1, 2009
TFR Guide Assessment Glossary 2009-08-01 TVT
Friday, July 17, 2009
The Commission Actions and Status page of The Follow-Up Report has been revised to incorporate the June 2009 actions of the Commission. New charts have been added to illustrate the 2003-2009 trends. The following charts illustrate the trend for an increased proportion of ACCJC colleges being classified as at-risk:Sixty-seven schools have been sanctioned (Warning, Probation, or Show Cause status) by the Commission one or more times between January 2003 and June 2009. In other words, half (49.3%) of the schools in the ACCJC region have been sanctioned within a seven-year period. An additional fifty-five schools (40.4%) had to have their continued accreditation status confirmed through a Follow-Up, Interim, Progress, or Focused Midterm Report showing progress on resolving issues of concern to the commission. Only 14 schools (10.3%) had their accreditation affirmed or reaffirmed without first being sanctioned or required to submit a confirmation report.
The average number of schools sanctioned per year increased by 364% from 2003 (5.5 schools) to 2009 (25.5 schools) with the average percentage of schools sanctioned per year increasing from a low of about four percent (2003) to a high of over eighteen percent (2008 and 2009).
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The June 2009 actions will soon be added to the analysis and charts on the "Commission Actions and Status" page of The Follow-Up Report. Meanwhile, it is interesting to note that over 300 degrees, programs, or certificates were submitted for substantive change approval in June for exceeding 50% or more delivery through a distance or electronic delivery mode (more than twice the number submitted for approval in January). It appears that the rumors and warnings of a "rampant creep" of offerings to online delivery without the required prior approval of the Commission may have been accurate. I wonder how many colleges are currently auditing their offerings and writing after-the-fact requests for substantive change approvals? How many more should be? How much additional catch-up time will the Commission give us before it starts issuing sanctions?
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Standards Wordles on Picassa:
Thoughtful Institution Wordle:
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
One Word Tag Cloud:
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Comparison of the current requirements to the current presentations of institutional missions and outcomes by ACCJC accredited colleges reveals a wide range in the apparent degree of understanding, application, and interpretation of these requirements. It appears many colleges in the region need to review and revise the wording or presentation of their institutional mission and outcomes statements to ensure or clarify that they meet current ACCJC requirements.
Links to the current institutional mission and outcomes statements of colleges in the ACCJC region can be found at:
Monday, June 8, 2009
This TFR Guide is a copy of the nine principles of good practice for assessing student learning developed by the Assessment Forum of the American Association for Higher Education, AAHE, to improve post-secondary education outcomes. The AAHE principles are probably the most widely reproduced assessment guide in the educational community.
This TFR Guide is a collection of sample mission statements, goals, objectives, performance indicators, Student Learning Outcomes, other outcomes, and assessments from various colleges to help student admissions or enrollment administrators, advisors, counselors, or representatives design, plan and achieve better department program reviews and outcomes assessments.
This TFR Guide is a collection of sample mission statements, goals, objectives, performance indicators, Student Learning Outcomes, other outcomes, and assessments from various colleges to help student career services or job placement administrators, advisors, counselors, or staff design, plan, and achieve better department program reviews and outcomes assessments.
This TFR Guide is a collection of sample mission statements, goals, objectives, performance indicators, Student Learning Outcomes, other outcomes, and assessments from various colleges to help student retention advisors, academic counselors, administrators, and staff design, plan and achieve better department program reviews and outcomes assessments.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I wonder if the experiments by some California community colleges with free Web 2.0 services in their assessment, planning, and accreditation efforts are related to the state's persistent budget problems. See:
- The Irvine Valley College SLO resource site on WordPress;
- The Mt. San Jacinto College 2009-10 catalog on Issuu;
- The Rio Hondo College institutional planning survey on SurveyMonkey;
- The Solano Community College show cause report and program review documents wikis on PBworks and the accreditation progress and basic skills blogs on Blogger;
- The Folsom Lake College strategic planning blog through Blogger;
- The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District think tank info bank on Google Sites;
- The Grossmont College SLO toolkit on Scribd
The current effort to create a basic standardized nomenclature for SLO assessment in California can be found at the CCC Network for Student Learning Outcomes Assessment website (they also have a new blog).
The Follow-Up Report (https://sites.google.com/site/thefollowupreport/) was created by Todd V. Titterud to share information with friends and colleagues in ACCJC accredited colleges. It is a follow-up on the implementation of the 2002 Standards and the strengthened enforcement of the two-year rule. It was created as a resource to help colleagues understand current trends in Commission actions and to succeed in their own efforts to achieve continuous institutional learning and improvement.
The blog will post overviews of The Follow-Up Report (TFR) pages and updates; TFR publications; and links to and/or reviews/overviews of related websites and online publications.