The SLOAC Framework document was updated in 2021 to reflect the ways that assessment has been integrated
into the campus infrastructure. Like previous versions, it is intended to provide
a "framework" with which to implement the SLOAC process into our existing practices.
- Part One provides information about Skyline College's approach to student learning
outcomes and assessment.
- Part Two provides guidance in writing instructional SLOs.
- Part Three provides guidance on creating assessment plans, analyzing and acting on
results, and generating reports.
- Part Four provides guidance in student services outcomes and assessment.
Download SLOAC Framework, Version Five .
For step-by-step directions on how to engage in assessment, please access the Steps, Tips, and Worksheets page.
Skyline College's Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Cycle
Skyline College's Student Learning Outcomes model represents the College's commitment to institutional effectiveness, whether at the
course, student services, program or institutional level. By providing necessary evidence
grounded in dialogue to guide effective decision-making, authentic assessment promotes
continuous improvement at all levels. Each level itself begins with planning, continues
through implementation and finally assessment. The assessment process is not complete
until the results are analyzed and acted upon, if need be. The completion of one cycle
will have an effect on the process and signal the launch of a subsequent cycle. It
is this type of continuity among all stages of the cycle that helps to build on strengths
or improve weaknesses through a reflection on the cycle as a whole.
The evolution of the SLOAC initiative took place over many years, beginning in 2005, and with considerable input from
many so as to ensure a meaningful, sustainable process. Ultimately assessment serves
as a vehicle through which faculty, staff, and administrators can best facilitate
student learning and success.