Shoreline’s General Education Outcomes: What’s Next?

Looking for an opportunity to talk about learning with brilliant colleagues collaborating on work that will transform Shoreline? 

As the College moves into Guided Pathways, the Faculty Senate Council, in collaboration with the Learning Outcomes Assessment Steering Committee and the Office Institutional Assessment and Data Management will be embarking on a two-year project to revise Shoreline’s current general education outcomes.

As co-leads of this team, Bayta Maring and Romina Plozza are seeking to build a passionate team ready to dive deep into the meaningful work that unites us all: learning.   

We are currently in the process of recruiting interested and enthusiastic faculty, students, and staff. Might you be one of them? 

Given the scope of the project, we want to make sure we have a representative group of faculty and staff, so expect us to apply the following criteria in building the team: 

  • Broad disciplinary categories should be represented (professional-technical, transfer and basic education), aligned with the content of the current general education outcomes 
  • At least one library faculty 
  • At least one advisor 
  • At least one additional faculty/staff from Students, Equity, and Success 
  • Representative from curriculum committee and from Faculty Senate Council 
  • One individual who has been part of prior general education outcomes work 

In general, we are looking for individuals with knowledge of Shoreline’s curriculum, an interest in learning and assessment, and some background knowledge (or willingness to learn) about Guided Pathways.  Prior experience with outcomes assessment is a plus, but curiosity about this process is also welcome. 

The team will meet two times per month for 1.5 hours per meeting.  There may be additional work (e.g., reading, small group meetings, data collection) outside these meetings.  We would prefer team members to commit through June 2021, with the possibility of continuing into the second year. 

Note: We currently have funding for one part time faculty (30 hours at $52 an hour per quarter). For full-time faculty, participation in the committee will fulfill college service activities. 

If you’re interested in joining the team, please email me ( with 3 – 5 sentences about why you are interested in being part of this team and how you fulfill any of the criteria above. 

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