Overview: SLO Assessment Process
Assessment of the college mission is done in part through assessment of course student learning outcomes (Accreditation Standard 1.B.5).
Harbor's Assessment Based Planning System (HAPS) is based on the roll-up model. The roll-up model works on the premise that course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs), and Institutional Outcomes (ISLOs) are aligned. The college's mission was also revised to align with the ISLOs. Based on the roll-up model, if we are assessing student learning outcomes at the course level, we are in turn assessing the college's mission.
Student assessment enables instructors to measure the effectiveness of their teaching by linking student performance to specific learning objectives. As a result, teachers are able to institutionalize effective teaching choices and revise ineffective ones in their pedagogy. In addition, this information can be used to inform program review.
2019-2023 Assessment Cycle
Los Angeles Harbor College began the 5th Assessment Cycle in Fall of 2020. The 5th cycle will be a 3-year cycle (Year 1: 20-21, Year 2: 21-22, and Year 3: 22-23) aligning with the closing of the Strategic Master Plan (SEMP) in Spring of 2023. All course SLOs must be assessed in the assessment cycle.
Yearly SLO Obligation
Each year, one SLO needs to be assessed per course. All course SLOs must be assessed in the SLO cycle. (Therefore, if you have more than 5, you will need to assess more than one course SLO per year.)
SLO Progress Report
Any course that has not been assessed in the new cycle, years 18-19 and 19-20, is on the Overdue SLO Report (click here to view report). The list includes all active courses, even if the course has not been taught in the last 2 years, or should be archived. Please use it for planning purposes. It should help guide which assessments need to be done by the completion of the cycle. If the course is no longer taught, please have it officially archived.
We have moved to eLumen, an online system that manages SLOs and the assessment cycle, for SLO assessment. eLumen allows faculty to see how well students are meeting the outcomes at the course, program and institutional levels. Most importantly, it gives faculty the opportunity to identify areas in courses that might need to be improved in the future.
eLumen is the College online system that records the SLOs and assessment results.
SLO Statements: All approved course SLO statements are in eLumen. These statements must be included in course syllabi. Any changes to these statements must be submitted to the Curriculum Committee and undergo the approval process designated in the Curriculum Handbook.
How do I login to eLumen?
- To login to eLumen, use the following link: https://lahc.elumenapp.com/elumen/
- eLumen is linked to the SIS, once you click on the link, it should redirect you to the college's SIS login screen. The user name and password is the same as your SIS log in and password.
- *Please note that Chrome is the preferred browser for eLumen
How do I create and plan SLO Assessments?
Only Division Chairs, Department Coodinators, or Course Coordinators have access to create SLO course assessments. Please see the following guide for help creating and planning SLO assessments in eLumen:
How do I submit SLO Assessment Results?
Faculty have access to enter SLOs for their own courses. Please see the following guide to help with inputting assessment data in eLumen:
Additional Resources for eLumen Coordinators