Program Learning Outcomes
The goal of outcomes-based practice is student learning. Valencia has established "what students should know or do" upon their graduation through the Student Core Competencies and Program Learning Outcomes. The following course help participants design, implement and assess program learning outcomes.
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.
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.
Note: Sessions will be offered to discipline and/or division groups upon request. Please contact Laura Blasi or Wendi Dew.
This course has been designed as an interactive working session for faculty implementing rubrics for the review of student work across course sections / courses. Faculty members participating from the same programs will be invited to use their own student work. The session will cover sampling, inter-rater reliability, norming of review teams, and the consistent application of criteria to student artifacts and assignments for the assessment of program learning outcomes.