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.


Courses

LOBP2131 Learning Outcomes-based Practice
2 PD Hours

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.

LOBP3331 Prgm Outcomes Assess: Dev. Meaningful Assessment Plans
3 PD Hours

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.

LOBP3332 Prgm Outcomes Assess.: Models and Strategies that Work
3 PD Hours

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.

Note: Sessions will be offered to discipline and/or division groups upon request. Please contact Laura Blasi or Wendi Dew.

ASMT2229 Assess Higher Order Thinking: Multiple Choice Question Dev.
3 PD Hours

In this course, faculty members will enhance their ability to develop, test, and revise multiple choice questions drawing on hands-on activities using examples from Valencia College faculty. Issues of validity including reliability will be included in the conversation.

ASMT3220: Implementing Rubrics for Program Assessment
3 PD Hours

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.

For more information

Please contact Laura Blasi, Wendi Dew or visit the Program Learning Outcomes Assessment webpage.