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Building stronger systems for sl os and program review

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Building stronger systems for sl os and program review

  1. 1. Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review<br />Lessons from the BRIC Initiative<br />
  2. 2. What we will cover<br />Framing the issue<br />What we learned from the BRIC Initiative<br />Making the connection<br />Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Who is the rp Group?<br />Putting our work in context<br />Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />3<br />
  4. 4. The RP Group<br /><ul><li>Strengthens the abilities of California community colleges to gather, analyze and act on information in order to strengthen student success
  5. 5. Provides research, evaluation, professional development, and technical assistance services that support evidence-based decision-making and inquiry
  6. 6. Work is defined and conducted by community college practitioners</li></ul>Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />4<br />
  7. 7. The impetus for our work<br />What is getting between data and action<br />Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />5<br />
  8. 8. When evaluating <br /> your outcomes, <br /> make sure you are focusing on <br />the right data.<br />6<br />
  9. 9. Retention Rate<br />Success Rate<br />1999<br />2008<br />20 year trend for institutional outcomes<br />What does that tell us about the usefulness of these metrics in setting institutional strategies?<br />Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />7<br />
  10. 10. Much of what is <br /> needed to support good decision making is<br />beyond the <br /> grasp of <br />institutional <br /> databases.<br />8<br />
  11. 11. Potential First Time Student<br />Successful Completion<br />Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />9<br />
  12. 12. Attends Lecture Series<br />Leverages Learning Center resources <br />Books in stock at Bookstore<br />Placement Test Prep<br />Effective degree audit<br />Financial Aid Support<br />COMPLETION<br />PROGRESS<br />CONNECTION<br />ENTRY<br />Effective Orientation <br />Clean petition process<br />Join club / participate in student Govt<br />Potential First Time Student<br />Completes SEP<br />Successful Completion<br />Library Orientation<br />Good impression from campus visit<br />Effective Early Alert program<br />Talk to Univ. Rep / Employer<br />User-friendly application process<br />Powerful learning experience in classroom<br />Connecting with faculty outside classroom<br />Get accurate perception from HS counselor<br />Meet with college outreach professional<br />Faculty Letter of Recommendation / intro to network<br />Intrusive Counseling<br />10<br />
  13. 13. Data <br /> do not <br />speak<br /> for themselves. <br />11<br />
  14. 14. The vital role of conversation<br /><ul><li>In order to make data useful, ample time and space are needed to discuss and analyze the information and connect it back to the original research question.
  15. 15. Answers are not always immediately apparent, so skilled facilitation may be needed to dig out the deeper meaning.
  16. 16. Multiple perspectives and types of information are often needed to make sense of individual data points.</li></ul>!<br />Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />12<br />
  17. 17. what can we do?<br />What we learned from the BRIC initiative<br />Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />13<br />
  18. 18. BRIC’s on-campus support helps colleges improve internal practices.<br />Technical experts who are community college practitioners<br />Focus on discrete practices such as program review<br />Opportunities for dialog<br />Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />14<br />
  19. 19. Colleges wanted to<br /> reform processes <br /> to make them<br />simpler and<br /> provide <br />more useful <br /> information.<br />15<br />
  20. 20. age 2: While what colleges developed varied, each system was:<br /><ul><li>Meaningful
  21. 21. Sustainable
  22. 22. Consistent</li></ul>Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />16<br />For example …<br />
  23. 23. Comprehensive Assessment Report Examples<br />http://www.rpgroup.org/resources/comprehensive-assessment-reports-best-practice-examples-around-country<br />Resource Compendium on Assessment<br />http://www.rpgroup.org/resources/assessment-strategies-and-models-help-tell-story<br />Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />17<br />
  24. 24. Creating <br />space and <br /> time to talk<br />allowed good ideas<br /> to be put into action<br />18<br />
  25. 25. Get conversations goingusing inquiry guides.<br />Assessing Student Learning Outcomes<br />Using an Equity Lens to Assess Student Learning <br />Assessing Student Services Outcomes <br />Maximizing the Program Review Process<br />Assessing Non-credit Student Learning Outcomes<br />Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />19<br />
  26. 26. You do<br /> not have to<br />reinvent<br />the wheel.<br />20<br />
  27. 27. What this means for you<br />How can you improve your SLO and program review processes?<br />Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />21<br />
  28. 28. Brainstorm & Discuss(10 minutes)<br /><ul><li>Identify a way that you could make your SLO or program review process more meaningful, sustainable, and consistent.
  29. 29. Pair up with someone and share your ideas.</li></ul>Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />22<br />
  30. 30. Final take aways<br /><ul><li>We can redefine how we define and gather data so that it becomes more meaningful and useful.
  31. 31. We need to create time and space for conversation that engage a wide range of people in analyzing information and developing action plans.
  32. 32. We can use existing mechanisms for research, planning, and assessment rather than building additional processes.</li></ul>Building Stronger Systems for SLOs and Program Review – September 2011<br />23<br />
  33. 33. Find Out More<br />The RP Group Website<br />www.rpgroup.org<br />Rob Johnstone, Senior Research Fellow<br />rjohnstone@rpgroup.org<br />Priyadarshini Chaplot, Project Coordinator<br />pchaplot@rpgroup.org<br />24<br />

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