2020 Archive: Efficacy Resources


The Program Review Committee is responsible for examining the effectiveness of all programs and services in regards to how well they meet departmental, divisional and institutional goals.   Each department is asked to critically evaluate all aspects of their program(s) based on available data, the college strategic plan and external factors.


Workshops and Help Writing Efficacy Documents

SLO/SAO Disaggregation Workshops

These workshops will provide an overview of how to extract SLO/SAO data from the SLOCloud and disaggregate the data. In addition, participants will be able to get help on creating their disaggregation sets for their own programs during the workshop.

Disaggregation Workshop: Monday, January 27th  2:00 - 3:30 pm    LA-208

Disaggregation Workshop: Tuesday, February 11th   12:00 - 1:30 pm  LA-208

Efficacy Workshops

These workshops are provided during Program Review meetings to allow program efficacy report writers to meet with their efficacy team to review report and get help and guidance on finding and analyzing evidence.

Efficacy Help Workshop 1: Friday, February 21st 2020 9:30-11:00 am Room: B-204

Efficacy Help Workshop 2: Friday, March 6th 9:30-11:00 am Room: B-204


Disaggregation Presentation Documents

(materials developed by Bethany Tasaka, SLO Faculty Lead)


Support for Writing Efficacy Reports


Other Resources

Sample Efficacy Report with Disaggregated SLO Data: The Architecture program submitted an efficacy report in the spring of 2019 that disaggregated SLO data in several ways and provided good analysis. This excerpt of the Student Success area of the Architecture efficacy report is a useful model, but efficacy writers are also urged to attend the SLO/SAO disaggregation workshops to fully understand how to access and use disaggregated SLO/SAO data.

CTE Labor Market Information (LMI): CTE programs must request LMI data from the Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium for Inland Empire and Desert Community Colleges. The request form can be accessed at this site: https://www.desertcolleges.org/lmi/index.php

SLO/SAO: Information on your program's SLOs or SAOs are found in the SLO Cloud. This is accessed through WebAdvisor or through the Log In link at the top right of the college website main page.

Program EMPs: All programs are required to update their Educational Master Plan (EMP) narrative each fall, based on annual data and new or emerging goals. Please use your current EMP in writing Efficacy Reports. However, historical EMPs can be found on the College Planning Documents page maintained by the Division of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness.

Research Requests: A link to the research request form can be found on the main webpage of the Division of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness. Deadlines to submit requests for needs assessment or efficacy are generally noted at the time those documents are sent to programs by the committee.


For the results of the last Needs Assessment or Efficacy Cycle, or for any historical information, please refer to the archive.