The Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Cycle (SLOAC) is an information-generating process that focuses on performance improvement and program planning. This process is a collaborative effort on the part of the entire Hartnell academic community. A key component to the success of this effort is ongoing dialogue among faculty, student service units and administrative units. SLO assessment provides insight to faculty, staff and the college as a whole on the unique needs, strengths and challenges of the diverse groups of students that our college serves.
In addition to a means of improving student learning, the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Cycle is a tool that identifies strengths and opportunities, assists in planning and provides data to support resource allocation.