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Ray Launier's Bloom's Taxonomy & SLO Model
Ideas for a New Semester, Lunde and Drummond
Service Learning, Susan Broderick & Robert Ehrmann
Spaventa Presents Palmer's The Courage to Teach
National Award for Teaching Excellence
for Seeking Academic Assistance, Dr. Jody Millward
Teaching and Learning Seminar, Dr. Jack Ullom
Hub and Syllabus Maker, Mark Ferrer and Jerry Pike
Weekly Teaching Tip Project
Organizers, Pat Chavez-Nunez
Student Motivation, Joe White
Health Survey on Risk Factors, Susan Broderick
Transfer Rates, Dr. Andreea Serban
an article to CTL's webpage:
If you'd like to contribute an article, please let CTL know by email.
Barbara City College
on Teaching and Learning
a dialogue on learning and teaching..."
Functions and Responsibilities
Identifies and facilitates the incorporation of strategies that enhance
student success in the classroom and through campus learning support services
(Library and LRC).
2. Works closely with instructional faculty and Student Services to integrate
student success initiatives campus-wide.
3. Serves as liaison between faculty and Library staff on policies affecting
utilization of the library, its resources and other faculty matters.
4. Serves as liaison between faculty and LSS staff on policies affecting
utilization of the LSS, its resources and other faculty matters.
5. Provides oversight and general direction on tutorial allocations, and
policies for operation of the LSS (Library/LRC).
CTL Members: Matt Lorenzen, Ed. Support, Armando Arias, Tech./AS
Liaison, Nina Warner, Fine Arts, Evan McCabe, Health & Hum. Srvcs.,
Jamie Campbell, Math, Jerry Pike, Director, CLRC, Anita Cruse, Chair,
Carmen Rivero, Ed. Support, Jody Millward, English, Patricia Chavez-Nunez,
Ed., Elizabeth Bowman, Library.
Not shown: Mark Ferrer, FPDC/SLO Dir., Patrick Foster, Tech.,
Gerry Lewin, Ed. Support (photographer), Anna Parmley, Math, Janet Robertson,
Health & Hum. Srvcs., Alice Scharper, Dean, Marilynn Spaventa, Dean
The Committee on Teaching and Learning is focussing on the Institutional
Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) this year. Please contact Elizabeth
Bowman, CTL Chair, with any questions or comments.
April 13, 2009 CTL Meeting:
honor of National Poetry Month, members
read their favorite poems aloud
having to do with teaching and learning or their disciplines.
9, 2009 CTL Meeting:
New York Times article, "Student Expectations Seen as Causing
by Max Roosevelt, published February 17, 2009, is the subject of discussion
for our next meeting. It may be read at this web link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/education/18college.html
Cruse would like members to share common and best practices across disciplines
that address the larger issue raised in this article.
CTL and the ISLOs
By Dr. Anita Cruse, CTL Chairperson
are we right now?
The following points are to highlight items we have discussed
and on which we have some common agreement and understanding. Unanimous
agreement has not necessarily been achieved and is not assumed here. All
points are in process.
• CTL will share our initial findings and to propose the following
short term goals be suggested to the Academic Senate:
1. Request that departments (chairs) consider the mapping of their SLOs
to the ISLOs for review and revision
2. Request that departments (chairs) receive further criteria for mapping
specifically regarding the complex competencies with multiple parts (i.e.
• CTL members will review the current SLO – ISLO mapping (see
reports attached to email) to look for gaps that we may want to flag for
further considerations (please record the time and submit for FLEX credit).
It will be important that we keep in mind that the current data is not
complete, is on a very macro level and therefore we cannot draw any conclusions.
This is only an initial look.
• CTL has the following long – term goals:
1. Clarify the ISLOs so that all faculty and staff have an equitable understanding
of the ISLO competencies
2. Increase the reliability of analysis by improving the consistency of
mapping criteria and practice of SLOs to ISLOs
3. Enhance the opportunities for all students leaving SBCC to have had
access and exposure to all the ISLO
4. Explore the ways in which teaching/learning/curriculum can be contextualized
to cooperatively increase student success with all ISLOs across the campus
Please check CTL
Minutes for progress on these goals.