Student Learning Outcomes

 

Student Learning Outcomes Report

SLO #1: Students who participate as an executive cabinet member or senator of the Associated Students of Cuesta College (ASCC) Senate will increase their knowledge of their personal leadership style.

The Student Life and Leadership department conducted a pre- and post-leadership assessment of students who participated as an executive cabinet member or senator of the Associated Students during 2011-12. After reviewing the assessment results, the department decided to continue with one assessment and implement one new leadership approach into 2012-13 Leadership 262–Student Leadership class:

  1. "Color Code" Personality assessment (rollover form 2011-12)
  2. StrengthsQuest Assessment (new)

As the 2012-13 academic year progresses, the department will continue to assess the leadership development of students to determine if additional training is needed in specific areas of leadership. In the past we have addressed various leadership topics including parliamentary procedure, accountability, and program planning.

The pre- and post-assessments are located in the Student Life and Leadership office.


SLO #2: Students who participate in campus clubs/organizations will be able to demonstrate short-term planning and project completion.

During 2010-11 Students who submitted activity request forms were given a paper assessment after the completion of the event. Since we did not receive a high response rate in 2010-11 the department implemented an online assessment via Zoomerang.

During 2011-12, the students who submitted activity request forms were emailed a survey link. 29 students visited the link and 24 students completed the student activity assessment. 79% described the event as successful. 79% also reported that the paperwork required by the Student Life and Leadership office was easy to complete. Through ongoing assessment, the department was able to modify existing department activity planning paperwork throughout the year. The department also placed all required activity forms on their department website.

The completed assessments are located in the Student Life and Leadership office.


SLO #3: Students who complete the Leadership 253–Peer Counseling course will increase their knowledge of counseling skills and their ability to assist themselves and their peers with typical life challenges.

An assessment form was submitted by eight (8) students in fall 2011 and twelve (12) students in spring 2012, all of whom completed the Leadership 253 course. One hundred percent (100%) of the students reported an increase in knowledge of counseling skills and their ability to assist their peers with life challenges typical to the college population. Seventeen (17) students provided examples of areas in which their learning increased. The topics for the Peer Counseling course discussions, as well as the assignments and practicum experience for fall 2012 have been adjusted based on this information. Changes will include, but are not limited to:

  • An additional assignment focused on the topic of self-esteem
  • Added practice counseling sessions during course discussions
  • Further information about how students can use their counseling skills by volunteering in the community

The assessment forms are located in the Student Life and Leadership office.



Cuesta College Student Life & Leadership - San Luis Obispo, Building 5300, in the Student Center studentlife@cuesta.edu (805) 546-3289 fax 805-546-3105 

Dr. Anthony Gutierrez, Coordinator | Shannon Piper, Student Center Assistant 
Stay connected with us on FaceBook and Twitter