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Committee Charge/Membership

Charge:

to stimulate a culture of ongoing instructional improvement using assessment to facilitate student success.

Committee Responsibilities:

  •  Ensure quality assessment of learning outcomes college-wide by reviewing course/program outcomes and recommending enhancements through the curriculum committee process.
  • Advocate for a culture of continuous improvement of service to students through assessment. Clarify, for all college personnel, the importance of analyzing and reporting assessment results, development and follow-through of action plans, and update of curriculum.
  • Participate in creating effective college report templates that appropriately address outcomes. Ensure integration of assessment results into college reports.
  • Work with faculty and deans to clarify needs and requirements in regard to assessment, and provide support and training to departments/units.
  • Assist departments/units in meeting accreditation standards pertaining to assessment.
  • Maintain a repository of evidence for assessment at the college.
  • Produce and maintain documents and resource materials regarding assessment for the college community.
  • Promote student awareness of SLOs, PLOs and ILOs.

LAC Member Roles and Responsibilities to their represented department/area:

  • Convey information from LAC meetings to constituency  
  • Attend and help facilitate workshops or other college assessment activities 
  • Answer questions about assessment and data entry (be able to direct folks to training materials) 
  • Help departments organize around assessment, for example: 
    1. choosing a lead for each class to choose/create an assessment tool and rubric 
    2. instructors may do individual data entry or report to lead 
    3. have a gathering for faculty to enter results with support 
    4. having dedicated or rotating department lead to do organizing  
    5. encourage watching training videos together at department and/or division meetings 
    6. develop questions to use for department assessments 
  • Help market ILO common rubric and surveys 
    1. Identify courses and recruit 2 faculty from represented area to use common rubric to assess ILO 
    2. Identify courses and recruit 3 faculty from represented area to use simple ILO surveys (ask faculty you think likely to participate if they have any assignment that would work for the survey) 
    3. Identify service areas and specific leads to use ILO surveys 
    4. Identify administrative units and specific leads to use ILO surveys 
    5. Help chairs identify clubs/student activities and PD day workshops that can use ILO surveys 

LAC Membership 2022-2023

Updated 9/2/22

ENGLISH Elizabeth Cowan
ESOL Steven Zetlan
MATH David Ross
CTE (2) Javier Valencia (WELD)
Peder Aune (MACH)
BUSINESS Tiffany Wu
COUNSELING/LIBRARY Reginald Constant (Library)
SCIENCE / KASH Cheli Fossum (Chemistry)
HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES Felipe Wilson (Social Science) *co-chair/coordinator
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Vina Cera (Media)
AT-LARGE (3) Rebecca Bailey (Biology)   *co-chair/coordinator
Heather Sisneros (KASH)
vacant
Vice President of Student Services or designee VPSS
Vice President of Instruction or designee VPI Becky Opsata
Student

Nicholas Rothman

16 members

No more than two faculty members from any one discipline.

LAC Membership 2021-2022

Updated 1/28/22

ENGLISH Elizabeth Cowan
ESOL Steven Zetlan
MATH David Ross
CTE (2) Vina Cera (Media)
Kim Bridges (CIS)
BUSINESS Tiffany Wu
COUNSELING/LIBRARY YiPing Wang (Library)
SCIENCE / KASH Cheli Fossum (Chemistry)
HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES Felipe Wilson (Social Science) *co-chair/coordinator
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS vacant
AT-LARGE (3) Rebecca Bailey (Biology)   *co-chair/coordinator
Heather Sisneros (KASH)
vacant
Vice President of Student Services or designee VPSS Ramon Knox
Vice President of Instruction or designee VPI Becky Opsata
Student Lan Dinh

16 members

No more than two faculty members from any one discipline.

LAC Membership 2020-2021

Updated 9/14/20

ENGLISH Elizabeth Cowan
ESOL Steven Zetlan
MATH David Ross
CTE (2) Vina Cera (Media)
Kim Bridges (CIS)
BUSINESS Tiffany Wu
COUNSELING/LIBRARY YiPing Wang (Library)
SCIENCE / KASH Cheli Fossum (Chemistry)
HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES Felipe Wilson (Social Science)
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Mary Catherine Bassett (Art)
AT-LARGE (3) Rebecca Bailey (Biology)   *co-chair/coordinator
Heather Sisneros (KASH)  *co-chair/coordinator
vacant
Vice President of Student Services or designee Cynthia Alvarado
Vice President of Instruction or designee acting VPI Mark Fields
Student vacant

16 members

No more than two faculty members from any one discipline.

LAC Membership 2019-2020

ENGLISH vacant
ESOL vacant
MATH David Ross
CTE (2) Vina Cera (Media)
Louis Quindlen (MACH)
BUSINESS vacant
COUNSELING/LIBRARY YiPing Wang (Library)
SCIENCE / KASH Cheli Fossum (Chemistry)
HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES Felipe Wilson (Social Science)
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS vacant
AT-LARGE (3) Rebecca Bailey (Biology)   *co-chair
Heather Sisneros (KASH)  *co-chair
vacant
Vice President of Student Services or designee Cynthia Alvarado
Vice President of Instruction or designee VPI Rudy Besikof
Student vacant

 

LAC Membership 2018-19
ENGLISH vacant
ESOL Anna Cortesio
MATH David Ross
CTE (2) Vina Cera,
Michael Mejia
BUSINESS Kim Glosson
COUNSELING/LIBRARY YiPing Wang (Library)
SCIENCE / KASH Cheli Fossum (Chemistry)
HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES Felipe Wilson (Social Science)
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Fan Lee Warren (Art)
AT-LARGE (3) Rebecca Bailey (Biology)   *co-chair
Heather Sisneros (KASH)  *co-chair
vacant
Vice President of Student Services or designee vacant
Vice President of Instruction or designee VPI Rudy Besikof
Student vacant

16 members

No more than two faculty members from any one discipline.

 

 LAC Membership 2015/16
ENGLISH Ian Latta
ESOL David Mitchell
MATH Christine Will
CTE Vina Cera
LIBRARY Reginald Constant
COUNSELING Terrance Greene
BUSINESS/SCIENCE Cheli Fossum (Science)
HUMANITIES/SOCIAL SCIENCES/KINESIOLOGY+ Scott Godfrey (Hum/SocSci/Kines)
AT-LARGE Rebecca Bailey, Co-Chair (Science)
Heather Sisneros, Co-Chair  (Kinesiology)
Fan Lee Warren (Art)
vacant
Vice President of Student Services or designee Cassandra Upshaw
Vice President of Instruction or designee Dr. Chuen-Rong Chan
Student vacant

No more than two faculty members from any one area.

 

2013-2015 LAC Members:

Vina Cera, Media Instructor

Tina Vasconcellos, Dean (through 2014)

Chuen Chan, Dean (beginning 2015)

Chelsea Cohen, ESOL Instructor

Cheli Fossum, Chemistry Instructor (Co-chair)

Evelyn Lord, Head Librarian

Ann McMurdo, Counseling Faculty

David Mitchell, ESOL Instructor (Co-chair)

Adrienne Oliver, English Instructor

Heather Sisneros, Kinesiology Instructor

Karolyn van Putten, Psychology Instructor

Kathy Williamson, Math Instructor