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Yih-Mei Hu, Chair and SLO Course Coordinator
Cheryl Pearson, Program Pathway Coordinator
Reginald Hubbard, Outreach Coordinator
Rafael Arias, GE Pathway
Patrick Hunter, Foundational Pathway
Joleen Voss Rodriguez, CTE Pathway
Cynthia Cohen, Faculty At-Large
Annie Goldman Reed, Student Services
Sarah Song, Administrative Services
Matthew Jordan, Academic Affairs
Lloyd Lee, ASU Rep
Rebecca Frank, Chair Curriculum (resource member)
Michelle Fowles, Institutional Effectiveness (resource member)
Deborah Kaye, Professional Development (resource member)
LA Valley College has defined an instructional program as a major education pathway that a student takes through the institution. We have three such pathways:
The three programs have a few common goals, such as Communication Skills and Reasoning Skills, and a few that are unique to the program (e.g., Technical Skills for the CTE Program and Global Awareness for the GE/Transfer Program). Complete descriptions of these pathways can be found below.
With the adoption of eLumen in Fall 2015, all course outcomes are aligned to the appropriate pathway by department chairs. This allows for regular data collection, more frequent reporting, and disaggregation of data. For instructions on alignment, please click here for a video or consult this powerpoint presentation from June 2016.
The Foundational Program includes those courses coded as being at the basic skills, precollegiate level. The goals focus on the improvement of communication skills, reasoning skills, and academic habits of mind. Students in this program may be seeking personal enrichment, the strengthening of skills relative to employment, or to progress to collegiate-level courses. The outcomes are: 1) Communication Skills, 2) Reasoning Skills, and 3) Academic Habits of Mind.
The CTE program includes disciplines that have a CTE TOP code. The primary emphasis of the program is for students to achieve their goals relative to employment and includes general skills in communication and reasoning , specific technical skills appropriate to the field of study, and an emphasis on demonstrating professional behavior. The outcomes are: 1) Communication Skills, 2) Reasoning Skills, 3)Professional Behavior, and 4) Technical Skills.
General Education/Transfer outcomes represent skills and concepts students will learn upon completion of the general education requirements for a degree or transfer to a 4-year institution. These outcomes are broad based and cut across the curriculum bringing coherence and connection to the learning experience. Imbedded in these are the greater goals of critical thinking and life-long learning. The outcomes are: 1) Reasoning Skills, 2) Communication Skills, 3) Global Awareness, and 4) Social Responsibility and Personal Development.