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Santa Rosa Junior College’s mission is to increase the knowledge, to improve the skills, and to enhance the lives of those who participate in our programs and enroll in our courses throughout the District.
In keeping with the mission, the college’s Institutional Learning Outcomes represent our educational values. These outcomes arise from the most general and universal educational goals of the institution; they are neither program nor course specific. These outcomes demonstrate how all students, regardless of their course of study, have the opportunity to share in a collective academic culture.
Students as a whole will develop proficiency in the seven areas identified in the following list as part of a dynamic educational environment. The breadth and depth of experience and proficiency that any individual student may reach in each of these outcomes is, of course, dependent upon the student, the program or course of study, and the length of college attendance.
Through their experiences at Santa Rosa Junior College, students will bring into the college community the following set of skills and values:
The Institutional Learning Outcomes are assessed in three ways:
The Student Survey is administered via classrooms every three years. It includes a section asking students to self-assess their gains on Institutional Learning Outcomes as a result of being a student at SRJC. Approximately 10% of all credit students enrolled are surveyed.
The results show that on the whole, students feel that they have made gains in all areas of the Institutional Learning Outcomes. View a summary of the results in this excerpt from the SRJC Student Survey 2010.
To date, four specific areas listed in the Institutional Learning Outcomes have been assessed.
In spring 2007, a Technology Survey was administered to more than 200 students, asking them detailed questions about their technology usage, skill levels (both current and prior to attending SRJC), and motivations for learning more technological skills. Overall, students demonstrated that as a result of their academic work, they gained technological skills.
In spring 2008, two separate direct assessments were administered to two separate groups of randomly selected course sections. As a result, over 1000 students took a reading and writing assessment, and more than1000 different students took a computational skills assessment. Again, results were generally positive, with most students indicating progress toward the ILOs regarding mathematical operations and college-level reading and writing. Results varied according to students’ initial placement upon enrollment and length of time at SRJC.
In 2010-2011, Student Health Services launched a comprehensive survey regarding students’ knowledge, concerns, and practices about aspects of their personal health. Results will be available on this site soon.
In spring 2009, an institutional learning outcomes chart was included in the Program and Resource Planning Process (PRPP) form for every academic department and non-academic administrative unit in the District. Results from this inventory allow the College to examine where and how frequently institutional learning outcomes are being assessed throughout SRJC’s courses, programs, and services.
'09 UPDATE (PDF, 106 KB)