SAC SCORES Spring 2024

The primary goal of SAC SCORES was to do a comprehensive internal evaluation of where the college was in regard to integrated strategic planning efforts. This data day was so successful that the college decided to have SAC SCORES during Fall convocation week and Spring semesters.

All faculty, staff, chairs, department directors, and administrators participated in this interactive activity.

SCHEDULE | FAQs | CHECKLIST | SURVEY RESULTS


Spring 2024 SAC Scores Assessment Day - Friday, February 23, 2024

Register in advance for this webinar:  
https://alamo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YSORb0baS0qfAA7mSS70YA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

SAC SCORES PREPARATION BY AREA (Click boxes to expand)

Getting Started

What is SAC Scores?

The primary goal of SAC Scores is to complete a comprehensive internal evaluation of where San Antonio College is in regard to integrated strategic planning. SAC Scores Day is an opportunity to assess all Student Success, Academic Success, and College Services units and plan strategies for continuous improvement in institutional assessment.

What is my role on SAC Scores Day?

Every San Antonio College employee should participate in SAC Scores. Prepare in advance by meeting with your supervisor to determine your specific responsibilities and deliverables for the day. Attend unit discussions and actively collaborate with your team members. Participate enthusiastically in all sessions; remember your goal is to reflect back on your accomplishments and chart a course for the future. Most importantly, be yourself. If you succeed - your team succeeds. If your team succeeds, our students succeed!

Why do we have SAC Scores?

Faculty and Staff find themselves asking, “Why should we assess our units?” The answer is twofold: 1) accountability and 2) to improve unit outcomes. While assessing our units is a requirement of our accreditors and stakeholders, it is not the only reason we are committed to assessing our units at SAC. The college is committed to continuous improvement using the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) model to improve Student Success. When every unit is successful - our students are successful.

How can my Department/Unit use the day?

Faculty and Staff begin the day by attending the general session (see schedule). After attending the general session individuals should report to their unit to participate in scheduled events. SAC Scores deliverables are due by the close of business.

Student Success Units – should assess strategic planning, key performance indicators (KPIs) as directed by the divisional dean, and student success learning outcomes.
Academic Success Units – should assess strategic planning, key performance indicators (KPIs) as directed by the divisional dean, and student learning outcomes.
College Services Units – should assess strategic planning, and key performance indicators (KPIs) as directed by the divisional dean.

Who coordinates data collection on SAC Scores Day?

SAC Scores Day is coordinated by the Office of Integrated Planning and Performance Excellence or IPPE.

Strategic Planning data is supported by Catherine Coppersmith (ccoppersmith@alamo.edu).

KPI data at the college level and individual level is supported by Institutional Research, Dr. Savithra Eratne (seratne@alamo.edu), Nina Lopez (klopez1@alamo.edu), or Erik Naslund (knaslund@alamo.edu).

Student Learning Outcomes data is supported by the Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment, Rosalind Ong (sac-slos@alamo.edu or rong@alamo.edu). Additionally, your supervisor should be able to provide you with a number of unit-level resources.

Strategic Planning (Required For All Units)

Strategic Planning Leads

Mid-Year Activities/Deliverables

  • Unit Plan
  • Unit Plan Objectives (for 2023-2024)
  • Targets Mid-Year
  • Action Plan Mid-Year
  • Mid-Year Findings and Analysis

SPOL (Strategic Management Software for Higher Education Institutions)

Resources

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Institutional Research

Faculty/Adjunct Faculty

  • Use of Data Faculty Form will be emailed to Faculty Members by 16th February (one per course taught). (MUST download, save, and open in Acrobat Adobe to update)

 Academic Coordinators/DARs

  • Use of Data Rubric Form will be emailed to Faculty Members by 16th February (one per rubric or program). (MUST download, save, and open in Acrobat Adobe to update)
  • Use of Data Program Form (available by 16th February) 
    • AA   will be available soon
    • AS   will be available soon
    • AAT will be available soon
    • AAS will be emailed to Program Coordinators by 16th February (one per rubric or program). (MUST download, save, and open in Acrobat Adobe to update)

Non-Academic Staff and Non-Teaching Staff (Required)

Learning Assessment (Required for Academic Success & Student Success)

Academic Coordinators/DARs

Academic Success Chairs (Dean if no chair for discipline/program)

Review the forms in your areas. Provide feedback on the feedback field on the form and return to your Coordinator/DAR/Director to uploaded to the SAC Scores website.  Follow up with any area whose forms were incomplete or not submitted.

Student Success Lead

SPRING 2024 SAC Scores

***Locate your FALL 2023 SAC Scores LA 1 Form. If you are new, you can find the file submitted for your discipline in the SAC Scores Document Repository

Set Up a meeting with IPPE Learning Assessment: sac-slos@alamo.edu

  1. (Download & Save to your computer) LA 1 (Learning Assessment Reflection-Student Success Form)
    • Video Support: Guide to completing the “Learning Assessment Reflection - Student Success” form: Coming Soon
    • REPORT RESOURCES

FALL SAC SCORES ONLY:

  1. (Download & Save to your computer) LA 5 (Department Assessment Validation Committee- Process Form)

Student Success Dean

Review the forms in your areas. Provide feedback on the feedback field on the form and return to your Director/Lead listed on the form to be uploaded to the SAC Scores website.  Follow up with any area whose forms were incomplete or not submitted. 

 

IPPE Calendar

Campus Closure Notice

All academic offices will be closed on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Limited Student Services will be available. 
Please download and print the sign and hang it in your office/department as needed.

CAMPUS CLOSURE NOTICE (PDF)