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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

 

March 2014

  • MDC Conference Day: LOCC presents "Strategies for Improving Student Learning of the Big 10"
  • Faculty presented,  “Embedded Librarians: Using High-Impact Practices to Improve Information Literacy” 2014 Innovations Conference, League for Innovations in the Community College, Anaheim, California March 2-5, 2014
  • Faculty presented "Learning Outcomes: Creating Holistic Assessments in Learning Communities of Interest" 2014 Innovations Conference, League for Innovations in the Community College, Anaheim, California March 2-5, 2014

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September 2013 - April 2014

Commencement of the LOCC Campus Conversations (Academic & Student Affairs College-wide Engagement) Second Year

  • September 20, 2013 North Campus
    Topic: The MDC Learning Outcomes: Integrating Co-Curricular Learning: Value Added & Deconstructing Learning Outcomes

  • October 18, 2013 Wolfson Campus
    Topic: The MDC Learning Outcomes: Focusing on the Learning Outcomes Core Courses Reviewing State General Education and UPP Pathways Courses & Co-Curricular Programs- Mapping Outcomes and Competencies

  • November 15, 2014 Hialeah Campus
    Topic: The MDC Learning Outcomes: Exploring Additional Assessment Measures of Learning/Designing Embedded or Classroom Assessments to Complement Assessments/Reviewing SACS/ QEP Improvement Plan Assessments/Assessing Learning in Co-curricular Experiences

  • January 24, 2014 Kendall Campus
    Topic: The MDC Learning Outcomes: Looking Deeper into Assessment Results/Finding Statistical Correlations (Data correlated with courses completed)

  • February 21, 2014 Medical Campus
    Topic: The MDC Learning Outcomes: Strategies for Improving Gen. Ed Learning


August 2013 — January 2014

  • MDC Learning Outcomes Process featured in Judgments of quality: Connecting faculty's best assessment with student work. Reitenauer, V.L., Rodriguez, B.J., Frederick, J.G., Bebee, C., Gress, M., & Smith, L. (2013).
  • LOCC Leadership presents at Dr. Padron's "Student Leadership Retreat," at Jungle Island
  • LOCC presents the "Big Ten Learning Outcomes Convocation," at Kendall Campus
  • LOCC Adjunct Faculty Orientations held on each campus
  • Five faculty attend "The Assessment Institute: Beginners Learning Outcomes Assessment," Indianapolis, Indiana

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February — March 2013

  • Five faculty from the LOAT, LOCC, GEFT and UPP attend the AAC&U General Education Network for Academic Renewal Conference "General Education Assessment: A Sea Change in Student Learning," Boston, Massachusetts


September 2012 — June 2013

Commencement of the LOCC Campus Conversations (Academic & Student Affairs College-wide Engagement)

  • September 28, 2012 Wolfson Campus
  • Topic: The MDC Learning Outcomes: Origins and Development
  • October 12, 2012 InterAmerican Campus
  • Topic: The MDC Learning Outcomes: Criteria for Assessment
  • November 9, 2012 North Campus
  • Topic: The MDC Learning Outcomes: Assessment and Completion MDC3
  • December 7, 2012, Hialeah Campus
  • Topic: The MDC Learning Outcomes: Collecting Evidence of Student Learning
  • January 25, 2013 Kendall Campus
  • Topic: The MDC Learning Outcomes: Interpreting Results
  • February 22, 2013 Medical Campus
  • Topic: The MDC Learning Outcomes: Finding Solutions
  • March 22, 2013 Wolfson Campus
  • Topic: The MDC Learning Outcomes: Getting Involved in 2013-2014

October 2012

  • Faculty attend "The Assessment Institute: Beginners Learning Outcomes Assessment," Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Faculty attend the Association for General and Liberal Studies Conference"Institutional Strategies for Engaging Faculty in Establishing Shared General Education Outcomes and Curricular Reform," Portland, Oregon
  • Faculty facilitated, “Learning Outcomes Assessment: A Step-by-Step Approach” a full-day Pre-Institute Workshop at the 2012 IUPUI Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana

September 2012

  • Faculty attended and presented at  the Association for General and Liberal Studies Conference "Institutional Strategies for Engaging Faculty in Establishing Shared General Education Outcomes and Curricular Reform," Portland, Oregon
  • Select  faculty attended "Assessment 101," at the  2012 IUPUI Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana

August 2012

  • Student Success Convocation held at the Kendall Campus
  • Adjunct Convocation features Learning Outcomes review

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May — December 2011

  • Fifteen faculty participate in the North Campus, Design Your Own Spring Break Seminar: Scholarship of Teaching & Learning around Learning Outcome #3: Creative, Critical and Scientific Thinking
  • Faculty Convocation and Adjunct Convocation feature Learning Outcomes review

January — April 2011

  • CHEA Award
  • Miami Dade College featured as a best practice institution for assessment practices in  Nunley, C., Bers, T, & Manning, T. (2011, July). Learning Outcomes Assessment in Community Colleges (NILOA Occasional Paper No.10). Urbana, IL: University for Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment Retrieved from http://www.learningoutcomeassessment.org/documents/CommunityCollege.pdf 

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November — December 2010

  • Assessment Tasks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 10 administered to identified course sections and scored by Learning Outcomes Assessment Team
  • Peer Coaching sessions start. First in a series of "Train the Trainer" workshops presented
  • New Miami Dade College Learning Outcomes website launched: http://www.mdc.edu/learningoutcomes

September — October 2010

  • Linda Suskie's "Understanding Assessment Results," presented to LOAT & LOCC
  • College Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (CSLOA) info. session meetings held to articulate the various roles post graduate students can take in supporting the assessment process at Miami Dade College

July — August 2010

  • "Learning Outcomes Initiative Planning Retreat," for Deans, Directors, Managers, Discipline Conveners
  • Program/Discipline Learning Outcomes Dialogue Plan (LOI) presented at the College wide Convocation and at the Adjunct Faculty Convocation

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May — June 2010

  • "Learning Outcomes Initiative Planning Retreat," held for School Directors, Deans, Faculty Conveners, LOAT & LOCC members with guest lecturer Susan Hatfield
  • MDC is selected to participate in The Roadmap Project. This program is designed to help colleges create robust and proactive programs of academic support — tied to expected learning outcomes — that engage students at entrance and teach them how to become active partners in their own quest for educational success

March — April 2010

  • Audio Conference: Inside Higher Ed's "Measuring Learning, Using the Results," presented to LOAT & LOCC members

January — February 2010

  • Learning Outcomes "Campus Dialogs," held on all campuses, with a total of 357 participants
  • Learning Outcomes Assessment Team pilots new assessments

September — October 2009

  • Condensed version of the "Curriculum Mapping and Assessment Results Workshop," held for administrators and chairs and faculty conveners
  • CTD "Strategies Workshops on Learning Outcomes," held for adjuncts at each campus

January — February 2009

  • Authentic Assessment Workshop: "Assessing Targeted MDC Student Learning Outcomes 1"

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October 2008

September — October 2008

  • Student Services Advisors, Directors and Deans participate in the "Authentic Assessment and Co-Curricular Mapping Workshop," with Dr. Maggie Culp, Higher Education Consultant

July — August 2008

  • Development of Student Services Annual Service Area Reports that are inclusive of status report of SLO Mapping and Assessment implementation

May — June 2008

  • Assessment Tasks 3, 4, and 5 scored from spring administration by Learning Outcomes Assessment Team
  • Results of Assessment Tasks 3, 4, and 5 reported to the disciplines
  • Discipline discussions and suggestions for future assessments
  • Annual Discipline Reports contain status of Learning Outcomes integration into course content and progress toward curriculum mapping

March — April 2008

  • Assessment Tasks 3, 4, and 5 administered to identified course sections
  • Conference day discussion within discipline meetings about curriculum mapping and results from Assessment Tasks 1 and 2 administration

January — February 2008

  • Assessment Tasks scored from Fall administration by Learning Outcomes Assessment Team
  • Current Assessment Tasks 3, 4, and 5 and Rubrics modified and new ones developed by Learning Outcomes Assessment Team
  • Students and course sections for spring administration of assessment tasks identified and communicated to the faculty involved
  • Results of CSP and Assessment Tasks 1 and 2 communicated to disciplines
  • Learning Outcomes Assessment Team continues work on Assessment Tasks 3, 4, and 5
  • Development of Student Services SLO Co-Curricular Map, in which 2 SLOs are adopted for reinforcement by each Student Service area through the delivery and integration of intentional learning and assessment experiences

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November — December 2007

  • Assessment Tasks 1 and 2 and the Computer Skills Placement Test administered to identified course sections
  • Faculty incorporate Learning Outcomes into syllabi for Spring Term 2008
  • Syllabus template developed within departments for adjunct faculty

September — October 2007

  • Discipline chairs and conveners compile feedback and discussion comments from 8/27 and report them to lead discipline Dean and chairs for distribution to faculty
  • Disciplines encourage adjunct faculty to begin developing course strategies for reinforcing the Learning Outcomes
  • "Curriculum Mapping," workshop by Dr. Peggy Maki, external consultant, for chairs and discipline conveners
  • Current Assessment Tasks and Rubrics 1 and 2 modified and new ones developed by Learning Outcomes Assessment Team
  • Students and course sections for fall administration of assessment tasks identified and communicated to the faculty involved
  • Disciplines internally identify and communicate ways to incorporate and assess Learning Outcomes in their courses for full-time and adjunct faculty
  • Processes for faculty mapping established
  • Student Services Advisors, Directors and Deans participate in "The Role of Student Services in Implementing General Education Outcomes," with Dr. Maggie Culp, Higher Education Consultant

July — August 2007

  • New Faculty Orientation discusses implementing Learning Outcomes
  • Adjunct Faculty Orientation discusses Learning Outcomes
  • Student Learning Outcomes statements placed in College-wide Student Publications: Student Planner, Orientation Handbook, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and on Prospective and Current Student Websites
  • Student Deans participate as Presenters and Session Facilitators at "General Education and Assessment: An Academic Dialogue"

March — April 2007

  • Results of initial assessment reported to and discussed by the disciplines/schools at Conference Day
  • Results of initial assessment reported to SACS

January — February 2007

  • Grading of tasks from first administration

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November — December 2006

  • Initial administration of assessment tasks

September — October 2006

  • General Education Team makes final revisions to general education outcomes using feedback from surveys
  • The Outcomes are approved by the Academic Leadership, the Campus CASSCs, College-wide CASSC, and the District Board of Trustees
  • Assessment team meets with consultants to develop strategies for initial assessment, initial tasks, and grading rubrics
  • Field test of tasks and rubrics

May — June 2006

  • Feedback obtained from surveys

March — April 2006

  • Disciplines and schools finalize general education outcome recommendations during Conference Day
  • During the General Education Summit, a list of College-wide Outcomes is developed

May — June 2005

  • General Education Team makes recommendations to Dr. Padrón, Provost Goonen, and the campus presidents to review general education outcomes

January — February 2005

  • SACS submits its recommendation regarding assessment of general education outcomes

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Learning Outcomes Milestones

 

Learning Outcomes Coordinating Council

 

Learning Outcomes Assessment Team

 


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