Institutional Learning Outcomes Assessment


Making Connections Between Our Mission and Our Students

SRJC’s mission is to increase the knowledge, to improve the skills, and to enhance the lives of those who participate in our programs and enroll in our courses throughout the District.

In keeping with the mission, the college’s Institutional Learning Outcomes represent our educational values. These outcomes arise from the most general and universal educational goals of the institution; they are neither program nor course specific. These outcomes demonstrate how all students, regardless of their course of study, have the opportunity to share in a collective academic culture.


Through their experiences at SRJC, students will gain from the college community the following set of skills and values:

  • Perform mathematical operations
  • Utilize technology
  • Read and write at the college level.
  • Develop self-awareness and confidence
  • Manage resources, such as time and money, in order to advance personal and career goals
  • Maintain or improve health
  • Appreciate the value of lifelong learning
  • Listen actively and respectfully
  • Speak coherently and effectively
  • Locate, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize relevant information
  • Draw reasonable conclusions in order to make decisions and solve problems
  • Creatively respond to ideas and information
  • Recognize and acknowledge individual and cultural diversity
  • Practice respectful interpersonal and intercultural communication
  • Recognize and understand the ideas and values expressed in the world’s cultural traditions
  • Understand and demonstrate personal, civic, social, and environmental responsibility and cooperation in order to become a productive local and global citizen


Assessment of Institutional Learning Outcomes

  1. Student Survey, conducted by SRJC’s Office of Institutional Resources every three years
  2. Direct assessment of individual ILOs
  3. Cumulatively through the Program and Resource Planning Process (PRPP), where departments and programs indicate how specific courses, certificates, majors, and Student Services programs relate to the ILOs


The Institutional Learning Outcomes are assessed in three ways

1. Student Survey Assessments and Results

The Student Survey is administered via classrooms every three years. It includes a section asking students to self-assess their gains on Institutional Learning Outcomes as a result of being a student at SRJC. Approximately 10% of all credit students enrolled are surveyed.

The results show that on the whole, students feel that they have made gains in all areas of the Institutional Learning Outcomes. View a summary of the results in this excerpt from the SRJC Student Survey 2010 (PDF).

2. Direct Assessments of Foundational Skills and Health Awareness

To date, four specific areas listed in the Institutional Learning Outcomes have been assessed.

In spring 2007, a Technology Survey was administered to more than 200 students, asking them detailed questions about their technology usage, skill levels (both current and prior to attending SRJC), and motivations for learning more technological skills. Overall, students demonstrated that as a result of their academic work, they gained technological skills.

Summary of Results for Technological Skills (PDF) from PowerPoint of 08 PDA RESULT (PDF)

In spring 2008, two separate direct assessments were administered to two separate groups of randomly selected course sections. As a result, over 1000 students took a reading and writing assessment, and more than1000 different students took a computational skills assessment. Again, results were generally positive, with most students indicating progress toward the ILOs regarding mathematical operations and college-level reading and writing. Results varied according to students’ initial placement upon enrollment and length of time at SRJC.

Summary of Results for Mathematical Operations (PDF) from PowerPoint of 08 PDA RESULT (PDF)
Summary of Results for Reading and Writing (PDF) from PowerPoint of '08 PDA RESULT (PDF)

In 2010-2011, Student Health Services launched a comprehensive survey regarding students’ knowledge, concerns, and practices about aspects of their personal health.

3. Institutional SLOs in Planning

In Spring 2009, an institutional learning outcomes chart was included in the Program and Resource Planning Process (PRPP) form for every academic department and non-academic administrative unit in the District. Results from the inventory allows us to track the alignment course SLOs with Institutional SLOs.


Institutional Learning Outcomes Inventory Chart (PDF)  
Assessment Schedule for Institutional Learning Outcomes at SRJC (PDF) from 2015
National College Health Assessment Survey (PowerPoint) from 2013
NSLVE Student Voting Rates for SRJC (PDF) National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement from 2012/2013
Spring 2010 Health Survey Results (PDF) from 2010
'09 UPDATE (PDF) ILO Report / Summary from 2009
'08 SSS RESULT (PDF) from 2008
'08 UPDATE (PDF) from 2008
'08 PDA RESULT (PDF) from 2008