The ASLO Subcommittee and the Committee on Curriculum and Instruction

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The Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (ASLO) Subcommittee is a standing subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee. The timely, appropriate, and meaningful assessment of Student Learning Outcomes is an integral component of the curriculum process at Long Beach City College. The SLO Coordinator, SLO Facilitators, and Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes Subcommittee (ASLO) members actively ensure that the creation, modification, and assessment of learning outcomes adheres to the Board Policy and follows the charge and membership as outlined in Administrative Regulations 4005 and processes set forth by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), as well as the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. 

The ASLO Subcommittee is responsible for establishing and modifying the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs), updating LBCC’s Principles of Assessment, and conducting a Technical Review of all new and modified SLOs and their corresponding assessment methods. Furthermore, the subcommittee establishes the SLO assessment cycles and disaggregation policy. Through the SLO Evaluation Cycle, the efficacy of all aspects of the SLO assessment cycle are reviewed to ensure continuous, quality improvement of the College’s assessment efforts. Through the technical review process, the members of the ASLO Subcommittee evaluate new and modified SLOs based on a set of established criteria (identified in the CSLO Checklist and PSLO Checklist) and the viability of their assessment methods.  

ASLO Subcommittee members also frequently communicate with the Course Evaluation and Associate Degree/General Education Subcommittees to ensure that curriculum processes are collaborative, efficient, and effective. Because of this high-level and widespread communication of SLOs and their assessment, ASLO and Curriculum play an integral role in empowering faculty at various points throughout the assessment cycle.