SLOs on Syllabi

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior College’s (ACCJC) Peer Review Team that visited LBCC during Spring 2022 identified that less than 50% of the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) listed on a sample of faculty syllabi included the accurate SLOs from the Course Outlines of Record. The ACCJC determined that the College needs to come into compliance with Standard IIA.3.

“…In every class section students receive a course syllabus that includes learning outcomes from the institution’s officially approved course outline.”

In addition, the ACCJC is requiring the College to submit a Follow-Up report by May 2023 that documents the processes the College has put in place to remedy this recommendation and come into compliance with the standard.

Beginning this Fall 2022, the College will be implementing a new process for collecting all course syllabi and verifying that the SLOs match the official Course Outline of Record. To ensure our students receive the official approved SLOs for their courses, faculty will be required to submit their syllabi through a newly designed process in Canvas.

This process requires the following steps:

  • Faculty must verify that SLOs on their syllabi match those listed on the course outlines of record.
  • Faculty must save and upload copies of their syllabi to the Syllabus Submission Assignment within the Syllabus Submission School Canvas Shell. Syllabi should be submitted in PDF format using the naming convention provided in the Canvas shell. 
  • Faculty are encouraged to submit by the census date for their courses and by no later than the second week of class. Syllabi submissions must occur for all course sessions (e.g., 5-week, 8-week, 16-week, etc.) 

This process will also replace the previous syllabi collection system for each school. Syllabi will no longer be accepted via email to Administrative Assistants or Academic Administrative Assistants (AAs/AAAs) and must be submitted by faculty through the Syllabus Submission School Canvas shell. 

Please watch the following video for a demonstration of how to submit syllabi in Canvas:

AAs/AAAs will be checking to ensure syllabi from all course sections are submitted on time. Student Learning Outcome Facilitators and an LTE AA supporting SLO Assessment will be verifying the accuracy of SLOs on Syllabi.

Faculty can expect their submissions to be graded in the School Canvas Shell. Faculty will receive a grade of complete on the submission if SLOs match the Course Outline of Record. When SLOs do not match, faculty will receive a grade of incomplete with a message requesting needed revisions. AAs/AAAs will check to ensure that SLO updates are made following these requests. 

The list of Roles and Responsibilities and the Syllabus Submission Resource Guide contain links to helpful resources, as well as drop-in Zoom hours for questions and support on submitting syllabi through Canvas.