Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Service Area Outcomes (SAOs) are key elements in an ongoing cycle of inquiry. This ongoing cycle fosters continuous quality improvement in all academic and service areas at Yuba College.

In the SLO/SAO cycles, staff and/or faculty

  • create course SLOs and program SLOs and enter them in Meta and Tracdat
  • create SAOs and enter them in Tracdat
  • assess SLOs and SAOs and enter the results in Tracdat
  • analyze and hold meaningful conversations about the assessment data
  • create evidence-based action plans to foster continuous quality improvement
  • decide if the SLOs/SAOs should be revised
  • complete the cycles on a regular basis