SLOA Meeting May 19, 2009 Rm 3521 12-1pm Members Present: Carolyn Arnold, Dr. Gene Groppetti, Bruce Mayer, Gloria Mead, Barbara Ogman, Rebecca Otto, Norbeto Ruiz, Haryot Sawhney, Michelle Sherry, Stephen Small, Wayne Phillips Elumen Update The meeting opened with Rebecca Otto announcing the new updated Elumen program and discussing the many issued involved with the new system. There will be a walk-in training Thursday, May 21 and May 29 from 12-5. Next Year Committee members discussed possible ways to address this issue next year: 1. It would be helpful to provide Elumen training to each division/discipline during any of their meetings. 2. How to gain more support and direction from Deans. 3. Looking at other ways professors have assessed their classes and how they will be tracked. 4. Looking at using/providing/offering Excel to record assessments. Hiring a new Title III Coordinator: Rebecca Otto announced her resignation as Title III coordinator. She will be going back to teaching. Otto invited committee members to attend the hiring meeting, May 29. College-Wide Learning Goals Otto showed her Learning Goal posters for committee feedback. The committee members were very pleased and suggested that one poster will be in classrooms and then most of the posters in the library or in the cafeteria for students to see. Review of FIG and Next Year FIG Carolyn Arnold gave a summary of her Critical Thinking FIG group. Her group members really enjoyed the assessment process, especially looking at the SLO before and SLO after. Two-thirds of students were in the highest of the two rubric scores after assessment. On going assessment will continue to measure to Critical Thinking over the next years, but Carolyn also would like to begin a new FIG group measuring Global and Cultural Involvement at Chabot College. Two issues: The committee reviewed student survey, Chabot Learning Goals, and a list of Chabot college courses that entail Global and Cultural Involvement. Carolyn proposed to contact instructors who have classes related to Global and Cultural Involvement to ask if they would be interested in joining a FIG group. They will be researching other rubrics different colleges use and how they can work within Chabot. 1. College Wide Goals: committee looked at what students said for a clearer definition that relates to all the divisions. 2. A rubric may be very hard to create since there are many disciplines Flex Day Dr. Gropetti stated that there maybe a Flex Day, sometime in October, before the Accreditation Team arrives to review all that has been completed over the last semesters. Flex Day will be sometime before Oct 19. Accreditation needs to see that there is progress and that Chabot will be on task by 2012. Closing Remarks Dr. Gropetti assured the SLOA committee that they will be integrated completely in the grants. The meeting was adjourned by stating that next years meetings will be at the same time. Also, Rebecca was given huge praises for the wonderful work and progress in the SLOA committee.