Graphic of Institutional Learning

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS)
Program Outcomes (POS)
Integrated Planning And Institutional Effectiveness

City College began Student Learning, Program Outcome and Institutional Assessment work in May 2003. The process has involved the instructional student and administrative services community in an institution-wide dialogue at the "grass roots" level. Staff and faculty began with dialogue regarding their values, the nature of their teaching, and goals for learning in their programs. They design and measure student learning or administrative outcomes that are unique to their programs and departments. Our efforts are directed towards incremental program improvement in meaningful ways and accreditation compliance.

The faculty and staff of each department determine and develop their own outcomes for on-going continuous course and program improvement. They select the areas for improvement, the methods of assessment, collect the findings and plan action for continued improvement. The department faculty and staff document their continuous cycles of improvement using an online software tool called Taskstream. Taskstream has served as a repository for ongoing improvement of courses and program throughout San Diego City College since 2009.

Taskstream Training and Mentoring for
Entering Student Learning and Program Outcomes

Taskstream training and mentoring is offering using a variety of training methods including team and individual training workshops, walk-in labs and through the support of the SLO/PO Liaison's Committee members.

Fall 2019 Open Lab Schedule

SLO/PO Team:

Aaron Detty, Health & Exercise Science --

SLO/PO Liaison's Committee:

Departments and programs across the campus are represented by one or more members from their own teams on the SLO/PO Liaison's Committee. The liaisons attend monthly Committee meetings for on-going Taskstream training. Throughout the academic year the SLO Team and liaisons work side-by-side providing coaching and training support for their departments and team members. If you are interested in joining the SLO/PO Liaison's Committee and supporting your department as a liaison, please contact Nancy Fredericks or Aaron Detty Where are you in your SLO/PO work?  We can support you in remembering and moving forward!  We can customize a session with you individually or with a group.  Remember that your departmental SLO/PO work is for the exclusive use of your program for incremental improvement and for no other purpose.  Other departments and outside entities have no access to your workspaces.

Assessment Coordinator's Comprehensive Plan & Annual Updates and Program Outcome Assessment

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Communication/Interpersonal Skills

Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of settings using oral and written communication modalities.

Critical Thinking

Students will be able to apply critical thinking skills in order to analyze data, text and issues.


Students will be able to apply mathematical concepts to perform computations and analyze and interpret data.

Cultural Sensitivity/Global Awareness

Students will be able to successfully interact with individuals representing a wide range of backgrounds, analyze varying cultural beliefs and behaviors, and identify social, political and economic issues relevant to the local community, the state, the nation, and the world.

Information Management/Information Literacy

Students will be able to obtain data from various sources, as well as organize, process and analyze data for relevancy.

Personal Responsibility

Students will be able to demonstrate self-awareness and navigate effectively between one’s own value system, professional obligations and responsibilities as a member of society.

Civic and Environmental Responsibility

Students will be able to relate the natural environment to human health and happiness and evaluate the effect of human activity on the welfare of the global environment.

View the ISLO Assessment