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An additional Northern California location has been confirmed for the 
Research and Planning (RP) Group Student Learning Outcomes Workshops. The 
March 28 workshop will be held at Santa Rosa Junior College. 

In addition, the RP Group is proud to announce the addition of two new 
workshop sponsors: California Association of Institutional Researchers (CAIR)
, an intersegmental organization, and Chief Student Services Officers (CSSOs)
. 

With the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) 
adopting new accreditation standards to be effective fall 2004, developing 
and using student learning outcomes has taken on even greater importance 
among community college practitioners.  

The workshops are being sponsored by the Research and Planning Group (RP 
Group) of California Community Colleges in collaboration with a number of 
other statewide community college organizations including Chief Instructional 
Officers of the California Community Colleges (CIOCCC); Chief Executive 
Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC); Community College 
League of California (CCLC); Association of Instructional Administrators 
(AIA); California Association of Institutional Researchers (CAIR), an 
intersegmental organization; and Chief Student Service Officers (CSSO's). 
They will be led by California Community College practitioners who have 
direct experience with student learning outcomes systems and assessment 
tools, many of whom have been involved in early student learning outcomes 
efforts in the state. 

Dates and locations are as follows: 

 October 25, Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento 
  (in conjunction with AIA) 
 November 13, Hilton Pasadena 
  (in conjunction with CAIR) 
 November 22, West Valley College 
 December 6, Riverside Community College 
 February 21, Shasta College 
 March 21, Bakersfield College 
 March 28, Santa Rosa Junior College 
 April 11, Mira Costa College 

In an effort to assist faculty, administrators, researchers and planners with 
developing their assessment systems and practices for student learning 
outcomes, three concurrent half-day sessions will be offered to attendees 
during the morning and afternoon: 

 Beginning Steps: Building a Learning Outcomes Assessment Framework for Your 
College 
 Identifying and Assessing Learning Outcomes at the College, Program and 
Course Level 
 Practitioner Insights: CCC Assessment Models in Action (A Panel of 
Practitioners) 

Fees for the one-day workshop series are $80 per person, which includes lunch 
and materials. Special discounts will be offered to colleges and 
organizations with seven or more attendees, at $70 per person. Registration 
fees must be paid in advance. To register or for more information, contact 
Denise Wilkerson at (916) 444-8641, or log on to the RP Group website at <A HREF="www.rpgroup.org">
www.rpgroup.org</A>.