Student Outcomes and Program Planning Committee

Great News! Effective this Spring 2024, SLAPEC has changed their name.

The Student Outcomes and Program Planning Committee (SOAPP), formerly 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 the Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and Assessment Committee.

Mission Statement

The goals of the West Valley College Student Outcomes and Program Planning 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.

Meetings

SOAPP meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Please check the agenda for meeting location and Zoom information.

Members

Member Service Areas
Gretchen Ehlers Chair / Mathematics
Ron Guzman Art & Design
Tiina Keller Art & Design
Rick Wiens Health & Human Development
Silvia Castellini-Patel Language Arts
Laurie Dotson Professional Studies
Peter Svensson Science and Math
Jennifer Ho Social Science, School of
VACANT Academic Support (Library; Distance Ed.; Success Center; Continuing Ed.)
Hideo Ikeda Student Services - Counseling
Alma Garcia Student Services - DESP
Elizabeth Maciel Administrative Services
Jonathan Prabhu Student Representative
Chris Dyer  Academic Affairs (ex officio)
Anthony Djedi Administrative Services (ex Officio)
Karen Okamoto Administrative Specialist

Calendar

SOAPP meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  Check agenda for meeting location.

2023–2024

Meeting Agendas Meeting Summaries
September 5, 2023 Approved Minutes
September 20, 2023 Approved Minutes
October 4, 2023 Approved Minutes
October 18, 2023 Approved Minutes
November 1, 2023 Approved Minutes
November 15, 2023 Approved Minutes
February 6, 2024 Approved Minutes
February 20, 2024 Approved Minutes
March 5, 2024 Approved Minutes
March 19, 2024 Approved Minutes
April 2, 2024  (cancelled due to spring break) N/A
April 16, 2024 Approved Minutes
May 7, 2024 Approved Minutes
May 21, 2024 Approved Minutes

2022–2023

Meeting Agendas Meeting Summaries
September 6, 2022 Approved Minutes
September 20, 2022 Approved Minutes
October 4, 2022 Data Dashboard Training in lieu of scheduled meeting
October 18, 2022 Approved Minutes
November 1, 2022 Approved Minutes
November 15, 2022 Program Review Support in lieu of scheduled meeting
December 6, 2022 Approved Minutes
February 7, 2023 Approved Minutes
February 21, 2023 Approved Minutes
March 7, 2023 Approved Minutes
March 21, 2023 Approved Minutes
April 4, 2023 Cancelled
April 18, 2023 Approved Minutes
May 2, 2023 Approved Minutes
May 16, 2023 Approved Minutes

2021–2022

2020–2021

2019–2020

2018–2019

2017–2018

2016–2017

2015–2016

2014–2015

SLO and Assessment

SLO Office Hours – Spring 2024

  • Friday, March 22 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Friday, April 12 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Friday, April 26 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Friday, May 10 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join SLO Office Hours Zoom

Master Spreadsheet – Current Working Version

Master Program Review and SLO Assessment Schedule
* Version: 03/19/2024

Assessment Tools

eLumen login

eLumen SLO Training Video (updated 04/06/2021)

Course SLO Assessment Tools

Program SLO Assessment Tools

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Program Review

For meeting agendas and summaries prior to Fall 2014, see Program Review and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO/A).

Last Updated 4/9/24