Student Learning and Program Effectiveness Committee

The Student Learning and Program Effectiveness Committee (SLAPEC) was created in Fall 2014 with the merger of the Program Review Committee and the Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and Assessment Committee. Archived documents from the earlier committees are available at Program Review Committee and SLO and Assessment Committee.

Mission Statement

The goals of the West Valley College Student Learning and Program Effectiveness Committee are to:

  • Develop a streamlined process that integrates learning outcome assessments and program self-evaluation.
  • Encourage thoughtful and meaningful dialogue among faculty and staff on methods and practices that help students achieve their goals.
  • Assist faculty and staff in managing learning outcome assessment data and supporting evidence for continuous quality improvement in compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Support program self-evaluation and planning based on thoughtful student assessments, collaborative dialogue and meaningful program review.
  • Act as the faculty and staff voice to ensure a transparent and systematic process that improves linkage and accountability between program review and resource allocation.


The 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM in Fox 201. Check agenda for meeting room.


Member Division
Betsy Sandford, Chair Library
Melvin Vaughn, Chair Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Elizabeth Maciel Administrative Services
Heidi Brueckner Art and Design
Tiina Keller Art and Design
Patricia Louderback Health and Human Development
Alfred Forrest Health Services
Sylvia Castellini-Patel Language Arts Division
Victor Castillo Professional Studies
Alyson Butcher Science and Math
Jennifer Ho Social Sciences
Chris Dyer Student Services, Dean
Elise Johnson Student Services


SLAPEC meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM in in Fox 201.






SLO and Assessment

For meeting agendas and summaries prior to Fall 2014, see SLO/A.

Last Updated 2/1/19