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Learning outcomes-based assessment Overview

About Outcomes Assessment

Training and Workshops

Below you can find training documents, videos, and calendar of upcoming webinars and trainings.

The "How to" provides guidance; the example shows how it might look, and the blank gives a place to input your own.

Note: Use of these documents is optional in planning program outcome assessments. The hope is that the help frame the cycle in an accessible manner.

These documents give guidance and example responses to the data. PLO and SLO data can be found in the Institutional Data tab.

Academic Affairs, Students Services, and Administration Assessment Data Dashboards

Academic AffairsAcademic Affairs

Academic Affairs Assessment

Assessment of learning outcomes in academic programs and programs.

Student ServicesAcademic Affairs

Student Services Assessment

Assessment of learning outcomes in student service areas.

Administrative ServicesAcademic Affairs

Administrative Service Assessment

Assessment of learning outcomes in administrative departments.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

The official course outcomes live in CurriQunet on the course outlines of record. Course learning outcomes are the specific knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that students ascertain at the course level. Every course has CLOs. If your outcomes are missing or you have further questions, please contact your LOAC representative listed in the chart below.

Program Learning outcomes (PLO)

PLOs are the Knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes that a student is expected to achieve by the end (or as a result) of their engagement in a given educational program. A program is a sequence of courses that leads to an objective, degree, or certificate.

Institutional learning outcomes (ILO)

ILOs are the general outcomes that a student who attends and completes a educational goal is expected to have upon leaving the college. There are seven ILOs and they are assessed in a couple of ways; directly and indirectly. The CLO and PLO associations with ILOs are direct measures of the attainment of ILOs. However, ILOs are also indirectly assessed through self-reported attainment surveys completed each academic year. The breadth and depth of experience and proficiency that any individual student may reach in each of these outcomes is, of course, dependent upon the student, their program or course of study, and their length of college attendance.

Communicate effectively using verbal, visual and written language with clarity and purpose in workplace, community and academic contexts.

Examples of when students have demonstrated mastery of this ILO include, but are not limited to

  • Reading effectively for many purposes including information gathering, appreciation, and analysis.
  • Writing clearly, concisely, and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats and for many audiences.
  • Speaking effectively in many different situations, involving diverse people and viewpoints.
  • Listening actively and analyzing the substance of others' comments.
  • Demonstrating effective visual literacy.

ILO1 Rubric

ILO 1 Recommendations

2019 ILO 1 Report

Explore issues through various information sources; evaluate the credibility and significance of both the information and the source to arrive at a reasoned conclusion.

Examples of when students have demonstrated mastery of this ILO include, but are not limited to

  • Applying a variety of critical and creative strategies for solving complex problems.
  • Generating and exploring questions and arriving at reasoned conclusions.
  • Synthesizing ideas and information from various sources and media.
  • Evaluating the credibility and significance of sources and material used as support or evidence.
  • Identifying assumptions, discerning bias, and analyzing reasoning and methods.

2017 ILO 2 Report

Respectfully interact with individuals of diverse perspectives, beliefs and values being mindful of the limitation of your own cultural framework.

Examples of when students have demonstrated mastery of this ILO include, but are not limited to

  • Developing an awareness of one's own cultural framework and how it informs one's perspectives and experiences.
  • Recognizing the interdependence of societies that participate in or depend on world economies, political systems, and the planet's finite and fragile resources.
  • Acting with sensitivity, respect, and integrity in interactions with individuals and peoples of diverse perspectives, beliefs, and values.
  • Developing an awareness of the importance of civic and community participation.


  1. Information Literacy

Define what information is needed to solve a real-life issue and locate, access, evaluate and manage the information.

Examples of when students have demonstrated mastery of this ILO include, but are not limited to

  • Determining the nature and extent of information needed.
  • Locating, accessing, managing, and evaluating information from multiple sources.
  • Using information ethically and legally.
  1. Technology Literacy

Proficiency in a technology and the ability to choose the appropriate tools.

Examples of when students have demonstrated mastery of this ILO includes, but is not limited to:

  • Using technology and the ability to choose the appropriate tools.
  • Selecting and using technology appropriate for the task.
  • Understanding the implications of technology in society.

2015 ILO 4 Report

2021 ILO 4 Report


Use mathematical concepts and models to analyze and solve real life issues or problems.

Examples of when students have demonstrated mastery of this ILO include, but are not limited to

  • Performing calculations accurately.
  • Interpreting mathematical models such as formulas, graphs and tables.
  • Applying mathematical concepts to solve problems.

Creating and analyzing mathematical models of real-world situations

2018 ILO 5 Report


Use scientific knowledge and methodologies to assess potential solutions to real-life challenges.

Examples of when students have demonstrated mastery of this ILO include, but are not limited to

  • Demonstrating a science-based understanding of the natural world.
  • Applying scientific concepts and models to solve complex problems within the natural world.
  • Describing and demonstrating the use of the scientific method.
  • Demonstrating science-based knowledge in daily life situations.

ILO 6 Recommendations


Take the initiative and responsibility to assess your own actions with regard to physical wellness, learning opportunities, career planning, creative contribution to the community and ethical integrity in the home, workplace and community.

Examples of when students have demonstrated mastery of this ILO include, but are not limited to

  • Demonstrating an understanding of ethical issues and the ability to make ethical decisions in complex situations.
  • Acquiring knowledge and exercising choices that enhance wellness.
  • Developing responsibility for one's own actions and participating actively in pluralistic society.
  • Producing and/or responding to artistic or creative expressions.
  • Participating effectively in teams, provide leadership, make decisions, and seek consensus when appropriate.
  • Valuing and applying lifelong learning skills for personal and professional growth.
  • Valuing one's personal role in sustaining the ecosystem.
  • Developing career goals and plans to accomplish them.

ILO 7 Final Report


how to revise learning outcomes

The How to Revise or Change a SLO flow chart addresses how to create new outcomes (all levels: CSLOs, PSLOs and ILOs) and revise current outcomes. The process was shared with Student Learning and Student Services Councils and Academic Senate and approved by College Council in June 2014.

Learning outcomes assessment committees (LOAC)

loac-aa COMMITTEE functions

  1. Assist departments to develop strategies to implement assessment cycle at the course, program, and institutional levels.
  2. Oversee the assessment of the institutional learning outcomes (ILOs).
  3. Monitor and maintain the institutional assessment plan to link the assessment cycle to the college’s planning processes.
  4. Provide training for faculty and staff on all parts of the assessment cycle.
  5. Work with program review participants to implement improvement plans related to assessment.
  6. Develop and recommend assessment cycle timelines.
  7. Recommend to the Program Review Committee updates to course and program assessment forms and timelines as needed.

LOAC-AA Reports to: Student Learning Council

LOAC-SS Committee Functions

  1. Assist departments in the development, implementation, and assessment of student learning outcomes at the course and program levels for student services.
  2. Provide input and feedback in the assessment of institutional learning outcomes (ILOs).
  3. SLO liaisons will report on SLO assessment progress in their departments.
  4. Provide and oversee training for faculty and staff on assessment of learning outcomes.
  5. Work with program review participants to implement objectives related to assessment.

LOAC-AA Members

VACANT SLO Coordinator, Academic Affairs ext.
Marc Hamill Public Safety ext. 3815
Christopher Straub Social & Behavioral Sciences ext. 3524
Mayra Morales/David Hernandez SLO Co-Coordinator, Student Services ext. 3336/3707
Ron Lovell Applied Behavioral Sciences ext. 3823
Carmen Montanez-Rodriguez Business ext. 3794
Tim Webb Fine Arts ext. 3351
Julia Raybould-Rodgers Library ext. 5474
Scia Maumausolo Kinesiology, Recreation & Athletics ext. 3877
Vacant Industrial Technology ext. 3488
Julia Raybould-Rodgers English ext. 3780
Jennifer Schroeder Languages & Communication ext. 3497
Erin Krier Life & Physical Sciences ext. 3305
Bethany Conner Health Sciences ext. 3545
Karina Novoa Mathematics & Engineering ext. 3563
Lynn Becerra-Valencia Leadership/Personal Development ext. 3414


Deborah Pirman VPAA Designee ext. 3246
Bob Curry Vice President, Academic Affairs ext. 3247
VACANT Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness ext. 3755
Genevieve Siwabessy Vice President, Student Services ext. 3659
Vacant Faculty Designee, Academic Senate ext. 
Larray Manalo AP&P Designee ext. 3560
Mary Patrick Dean, Academic Affairs ext. 3475
Sean Abel Dean, Academic Affairs ext. 3537
Thomas Lamica Dean, Academic Affairs ext. 3261
Sofia Ramirez-Gelpi Dean, Academic Affairs ext. 3325
Mary Dominguez Dean, Student Services ext. 3657
Rick Rantz Dean, Academic Affairs ext. 5203
Mitch McCann Associate Dean, Academic Affairs ext 3800

LOAC-SS Members

Alex de Jounge Student Health Services ext. 3212
VACANT SLO Coordinator, Academic Affairs ext. 

Stephanie Alvarado

CAN/TRIO ext. 3914

Heidi Khaykham

Career Job Placement ext. 3271

Raul Aldama

Financial Aid ext. 5251
Luis Martinez, Santiago Jimenez Admissions & Records ext. 3323
Mayra Morales SLO Co-Coordinator ext. 3641
David Hernandez SLO Co-Coordinator ext. 3707
Sarah Easton Learning Assistance Program ext. 3670

Carissa Perales

Counseling ext. 3366

Diana Perez, Rosa Cortes, Patricia Rodriguez-Gallardo

Cal-SOAP ext. 3654
Stephanie Robb, Henry Schroff, Minerva Nievez Student Activities ext. 3734
Dayana Zepeda Noncredit Counseling ext. 3745

Ashley Brackett, Maria Arvizu Rodriguez

University Transfer Center ext. 3549

Siboney Guardado

EOPS/CARE/NextUp/Guardian Scholars, CalWORKs & Rising Scholars

ext. 3641
Gemma Garcia AIM to Dream ext. 3783


Genevieve Siwabessy Vice President, Student Services ext. 3659
Mary Dominguez Dean, Student Services ext. 3657
Yvonne Teniente Dean, Student Services ext. 3771