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Modesto Junior College

Outcomes Assessment Work Group (OAW)

Mission

The Outcomes Assessment Work Group (OAW) promotes a culture of evidence by facilitating and coordinating an ongoing process of establishing expected learning outcomes, collecting assessment results, analyzing and discussing their implications, and reporting them across the college. Our membership of campus-wide representatives fulfills this mission by gathering, sharing, reviewing, and maintaining dialogue about the assessment process to all areas of the college. We also accomplish our mission by making recommendations based on outcomes assessment data to the Academic Senate and governance councils to inform strategic planning, improve college decision-making and strengthen institutional effectiveness.

Charge

The Outcomes Assessment Work Group (OAW) will:

  • Facilitate continuing assessment processes across the college.
  • Train faculty, staff and administrators in writing and assessing learning outcomes.
  • Receive and disseminate assessment data from the course, program, service area, administrative unit, and institutional levels.
  • Compile, organize, and summarize report data and findings in an annual assessment presentation, delivered to appropriate councils, committees, units and the Board of Trustees.
  • Facilitate dialogue concerning outcomes assessment across the institution, including departments, divisions, programs, service areas, and administrative units.
  • Assist departments, divisions, programs, service areas and administrative units in maintaining and refining assessment plans and/or processes.
  • Make recommendations to the Academic Senate and college councils regarding outcomes assessment policies and processes.

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Membership

Nita Gopal, SLO Coordinator (575-6404; also representing Lit & Lang) 
Curtis MartinAcademic Senate President
Lynette Borrelli, Professor – Theater (Representing Arts & Humanities)
Barbara SalernoProfessor – Business Administration (Representing BBSS)
Bobby Hutchison, Professor -- Psychology (Representing BBSS)
Kathleen Ennis, Professor – Librarian (Representing LLC)
Milan MotroniProfessor – Physical & Health Education (Representing Physical, Recreational, & Health Education)
Yolande Petersen, Instructor - Math (Representing Science, Math & Engineering)
Gagandeep Dhaliwal, Professor - Chemistry (Representing Science, Math, & Engineering)
Gerald WrayProfessor – Auto Technology (Representing Technical Education)
Sonny Gumm, Professor – Welding (Representing Technical Education)
Belen RobinsonCounselor 
Joe Nomellini, Counselor
Emily Pack, Counselor
Michael Sundquist, Dean of Arts, Humanities & Communication
Don Borges, Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Patrick Bettencourt, Dean of Instruction and Student Learning
Jennifer Hamilton, VP of Instruction
Nancy Sill, Dean of BBSS
Jillian Daly, Dean of Literature, Lang Arts/Library/ Learning Center
Pedro MendezDean of Public Safety/Tech Ed & Community Ed
Martha RoblesDean of Allied Health/Family and Consumer Sciences
Nick Stavrianoudakis, Dean of Physical, Recreation and Health Education
Ron CripeDirector, Regional Fire Training Center
Aurelia GonzalezDirector, TRIO/Pre-College Programs (Representing Student Services)
Amanda CannonAccreditation/Assessment Specialist