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To better serve students, CAC moves to 4 Common Student Learning Outcomes

Two years later, CAC is well on its way to implementing another blueprint called Common Student Learning Outcomes (CSLO)

The move, according to Dr. Steven Gonzales, CAC’s acting associate vice president of academic affairs, has been in the works since ascending to his current role.

“In speaking with members of the CAC community, and then working closely with the GEO taskforce,” Gonzales said, “it was determined that we needed to broaden our learning outcomes, streamline the process to assess them, and be more inclusive by assessing learning activities outside of the classroom.”

Previously, CAC’s GEOs concentrated on specific skills and concepts, such as communication, critical thinking, and mathematical and scientific analysis.

Conversely, the new CSLOs, devised by the 14-member GEO task force, now focuses on a similar set of skills, but one that is more relevant to the needs of today’s students and burgeoning workforce.

As a result, the college now has a reduced, yet broadened, set of learning outcomes.

CAC’s CSLOs are as follows:

  • Cultural and Civic Engagement - Participate in diverse environments while demonstrating global citizenship and social consciousness.
  • Integrative Knowledge - Identify, comprehend, apply and synthesize facts, concepts, theories and practices across broad and specialized knowledge areas.
  • Personal and Professional Skills - Demonstrate skills that enhance personal and professional development.
  • Reasoning Skills - Inquire and analyze to solve problems, draw logical conclusions, or create innovative ideas.

“The purpose of the CSLOs is to help us remember why we do this,” Gonzales said. “In case we ever get off track, we have these to hold ourselves accountable to the Pinal County community.”

Next for the college, pending the CSLOs’ approval of the CAC governing board, is the identification of institution-level assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of the CSLOs, as well as training for faculty and staff as they look to incorporate these new outcomes into curriculum, as well as course- and program-level, assessments.

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