Faculty Development
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Resources for Essential Competencies

Outcomes-based Practice

The goal of outcomes-based practice is student learning.  The two key questions posed are “What will the students be able to know or do?” and “How will you know they can do it?”

Valencia has established “what students should know or do” upon their graduation through the Student Core Competencies (Think, Value, Communicate & Act) and Program Learning Outcomes (e.g., General Education Outcomes, AS, AA, Honors, Certificate Programs, etc.).   Valencia educators will facilitate student growth in the Student Core Competencies to include thinking critically and creatively across different contexts and domains of human understanding; communicating effectively in different modes and across different settings; articulating and applying personal values, values of various disciplines, and values of others; and applying learning and understanding effectively and responsibly in their lives as students and educated adults.  Valencia educators also will facilitate educational growth in and demonstration of essential knowledge, abilities, attitudes and/or dispositions as articulated in Program Learning Outcomes.

Valencia educators will design curriculum that aligns elements of student learning toward growth in the Student Core Competencies and progression through course sequences, by the demonstration of Program Learning Outcomes.

Resources and Courses

  • Resources for Outcomes-based Practice include professional literature, practical examples, and applications in diverse disciplines. 
  • Faculty development Courses are designed to expand your expertise in Outcomes-based Practice.  All courses related to Outcomes-based Practice begin with the prefix, LOBP. 
  • To search for the following LOBP course offerings click here. Please note:  Not all courses are offered every year.

 

Overview of Learning Outcomes-base Practice - Narrated Presentation

Courses

LOBP 2131 Learning Outcomes-based Practice
This seminar focuses on student learning as the central goal of a Valencia educator’s practice. Participants will be introduced to the construction, implementation and alignment of learning outcomes with a focus on the student core competencies (Think, Value, Communicate, Act). Participants will examine teaching and learning through the lens of the key questions: “What will the students be able to know or do?” and “How will I know they can do it?” Note: This course is part of the TLA Core Seminar series.

LOBP 2230 Core Competencies: Think, Value, Communicate, Act (TVCA)
This seminar examines strategies that facilitate student growth in thinking critically; communicating effectively; articulating and applying personal values and those of the various disciplines and appreciating the values of others; and applying learning and understanding effectively and responsibly.

LCTS 1110 Teaching in Our Learning College
This scenarios-based course introduces the Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator and provides faculty with tools and resources to become more effective, learning-centered instructors. Note: This course is required for the Associate Faculty Certification Program.

 

 

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Course and Program Outcomes

Sequencing

TVCA

Courses

 

LOBP 2131 Learning Outcomes-based Practice
This seminar focuses on student learning as the central goal of a Valencia educator’s practice. Participants will be introduced to the construction, implementation and alignment of learning outcomes with a focus on the student core competencies (Think, Value, Communicate, Act). Participants will examine teaching and learning through the lens of the key questions: “What will the students be able to know or do?” and “How will I know they can do it?” Note: This course is part of the TLA Core Seminar series.

LOBP 2230 Core Competencies: Think, Value, Communicate, Act (TVCA)
This seminar examines strategies that facilitate student growth in thinking critically; communicating effectively; articulating and applying personal values and those of the various disciplines and appreciating the values of others; and applying learning and understanding effectively and responsibly.

LOBP 3331 Program Outcomes Assessment: Developing Meaningful Assessment Plans
Focused on a series of interactive activities, this course will help participants develop essential skills for the program learning outcomes development process. Participants will work with examples and exercises to develop or contribute to the development of program learning outcomes plans, the collection and analysis of data across courses, and the subsequent creation of program improvement plans. Participants will also review the use of rubrics for PLOA and steps to ensure inter-rater reliability. In this interactive working session, faculty members, or groups of faculty members, attending from a specific discipline or program, can develop and enhance their specific assessment plans or improvement plans.

LOBP 3332 Program Outcomes Assessment: Models and Strategies that Work
As a showcase of current and emerging best practices at Valencia , this course will offer examples of models and strategies for learning outcomes assessment drawn from diverse academic disciplines. The session will feature speakers from programs across the college who will share the process they experienced over time along with breakthroughs and lessons learned.

 
 

College approved course learning outcomes have been established for almost all Valencia courses. To access the approved outcomes for your course, follow these instructions to access the Course Outline Builder.

 

 

One-to-One Consultations

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