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Student Learning Outcomes : Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee

Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee

The Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (LOAC) meets the 4th Wednesdays of each month from 3:00pm - 4:30pm.

February 4, 2014


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (LOAC) is to provide direction and resources to support an ongoing, systematic process that clarifies and improves achievement of Institutional, Program, and Course Learning Outcomes with specific emphasis on student success. The Learning Outcomes and Assessment Committee works with faculty and staff to ensure the process of assessment is integrated and consistent across the College for course SLOs (CSLOs), Service Area Outcomes (SAOs), Program and division Learning Outcomes (PLOs), and Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)


The Learning Outcomes and Assessment Committee is sanctioned by the College Council and is a subcommittee of the Academic Senate. The committee works with the Student Support Services Committee and the Administrative Service Units and reports to the Academic Senate.

The Learning Outcomes and Assessment Committee is charged with the following:

  • Guide and support faculty and staff in facilitating outcome assessment.
  • Assist in establishing a procedure for evaluating outcomes to ensure continuous quality improvement on all levels.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining an assessment schedule for all levels of outcome assessment.
  • Work with administration to ensure that outcome assessment assignments are completed on time.
  • Provide colleagues with guidance, training, tools, rubrics, models and other resources that will assist them with outcome development and assessment.
  • Assist faculty and staff in analyzing the results of assessment to implement changes that improve learning and services.
  • Maintain open and frequent communications about outcome development and assessment with various college groups including but not limited to the Department chairs, Academic Division Deans, Curriculum Committee, Academic Senate, and the Offices of Academic Affairs, Student Services, and Administrative Services.
  • Provide qualitative feedback on the overall learning outcome process.

Committee Membership:

The committee is co-chaired by the Outcome Assessment Coordinator and an administrator. Membership includes 1-2 faculty from each department, representatives from Academic Affairs, the Academic Senate, Curriculum Committee, Professional and Staff Development, Student Services, Administrative Services, and the Associated Students Organization (ASO) Advisor and/or student representative.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee Membership
Member:  Term:
Christine Kourinian (Counseling, Coordinator/Co-Chair) 2018 – 2020
Mark Pursley (Social Sciences, Assistant Coordinator)      2018 – 2020
Emil Sargsyan (Mathematics/Computer Science/Engineering, Assistant Coordinator) 2018 – 2020
James Lemmon (Arts, Media & Performance) 2018 – 2020
Aleida Gomez (Counseling) 2018 – 2020
Riye Park, (ESL/Foreign Languages/Linguistics) 2018 – 2020
Cindy Cooper (Health/Kinesiology/Dance/ Nutrition/Athletics) 2018 – 2020
Rita Grigoryan, (Child & Family Studies) 2018 – 2020
Brian Gadd (Life Sciences) 2018 – 2020
Trinidad Silva (Culinary Arts) 2018 – 2020
Sheila MacDowell (Library) 2019 – 2021 
Beville Constantine (English/Communication Studies) 2019 – 2021 


Vacancy for any department not represented above (Business/Law, Chicano Studies, Physical Sciences, Non Credit).

*Note: The Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee encourages committee members to continue serving without concern regarding limitations to terms.

Voting Rights:

Only faculty and staff members are given voting rights. When there is more than one faculty or staff representative per department present, only one vote per department or area is allowed. The faculty co-chair does not have voting rights.


Reporting System:

The LOAC will report and make recommendations to the Academic Senate and work jointly with the Student Support Services Committee and the Administrative Unit areas.


Membership Responsibility and Code of Conduct:

It will be the responsibility of every member of the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Committee to attend each meeting and to adhere to the College Code of Conduct.

SLO/PLO Assessment and Report Non-Compliance Policy:

  1. Any Department Chair who has been informed about their lack of SLO/PLO assessments and/or submission of their department’s SLO/PLO assessment report will be contacted by LOAC to schedule an intervention workshop for assistance in reaching compliance.
  1. If intervention by LOAC does not result in improvement, the administrative Co-Chair of LOAC in consultation with the Area Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs will intervene to work with the department to reach compliance.


Christine Kourinian

Christine Kourinian, M.S.

Associate Professor of Counseling and SLO Coordinator

Phone: (818)-364-7685

Mark Pursley

Mark Pursley, M.A.

Department Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Philosophy
Assistant SLO Coordinator

Phone: (818)-364-7677

Emil Sargsyan

Emil Sargsyan, M.A.

Instructor of Mathematics Assistant SLO Coordinator

Phone: (818)-364-7898