The development and implementation of a Student Learning Outcomes Assessment cycle is one of the standards that must be met for accreditation requirements set forth by the The ACCJC (Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges). All courses, programs and services at Hartnell must have Student Learning Outcomes that are assessed and reviewed. It is the responsibility of the faculty, in discussion with students and advisory committees (in occupational areas), to develop SLOs.
The following standards address the specifics of the expectations of the commission in regard to Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment: I.B.2; I.B.5; II.A.1; II.A.11; II.A.12; and II.A.13.
To view these standards and others click here: Accreditation Standards
Documentation of Hartnell College's assessment efforts can be found here.