Glendale Community College Instructional Division

Program Learning Outcomes Assessment Timeline



Please complete a separate timeline form for each program within your division

Division name: Credit ESL



Program name (degree, certificate, sequence of courses or series of learning activities leading to intellectual mastery): Credit ESL



Program Relationship to Glendale Community College’s Core Competencies/Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs)

How does this program relate to GCC’s College’s Core Competencies/Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs)?:

Core Competencies/ISLOs are commonly defined as the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that students are expected to develop as a result of their overall experiences with any aspect of the college, including courses, programs, and student services. Each program offered at GCC should link to at least some of these Core Competencies/ISLOs. A list of the Core Competencies/ISLOs can be found here: http://www.glendale.edu/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4362

Include a brief statement outlining how this program aligns with GCC’s Core Competencies/ISLOs

An ideal relationship:

  • Is clear and brief
  • Is connected to GCC’s Core Competencies/ISLOs
  • If applicable, aligns with professional organization(s) learning outcomes

The Credit ESL Program prepares students for academic and work life in the US. The core competencies for the category “communication” are listed as: reading, writing, listening, speaking and/or conversing and/or debating, and interpersonal interactions. The various writing, reading, and listening and speaking classes in the program prepare students to strengthen all of these skills.

To quote the standard, “Learners express themselves clearly and concisely to others in logical, well-organized papers and/or verbal presentations using documentation and quantitative tools when appropriate. Learners listen, understand, debate, and use information communicated by others.”



The core competencies for the category “information competency” are listed as: research strategies, information location and retrieval, evaluation of information, and ethical and legal use of information. To quote the standard, “ Learners recognize the need for information and define a research topic; select, access, and use appropriate sources to obtain relevant data; evaluate sources for reliability and accuracy; and use information in an ethical and legal manner.” This is true in ESL 151 and in Linguistics 101.





Last updated: 10/25/2011 3:41:26 PM