Bakersfield College

Institutional Learning Outcomes 2014

Effecting Positive Change:
Institutional Learning Outcomes

Nov. 17, 2014

Learn at BC Logo

This event was livestreamed.

National rhetoric has focused on counting how many students have earned a degree or certificate. 

We as faculty who came into education because we believed in the fundamental power of education and its transformational impact have been disillusioned at the attention now being focused on counting numbers of students rather than focusing on what truly matters: what have students learned? 

We in academia must lead this conversation and keep it in the forefront of policymakers. How do we make our case?

Have we collectively paused for a moment to ask these questions: What does an associate’s degree mean? What does a baccalaureate degree mean?

Let’s shift the conversation from quantity to quality now. 

Speakers include:

Cliff Adelman, Senior Associate at the Institute for Higher Education Policy, previously Senior Research Analyst at the U.S. Department of Education, joint author of The Degree Qualification Profile

Krista Johns, Vice President for Policy and Research at the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, ACCJC/WASC Degree Qualifications Profile Project (DQPP)

Ron Baker, President, Baker Collegiate Consulting, one of six leaders from U.S. CommunityColleges  invited by the Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) to “discuss the issues that impact the development of collaborative projects between the technical colleges of China and U.S. community colleges, especially those who confer baccalaureate degrees in technical disciplines” (The 2013 China – The U.S. Education Forum)

Ken O’Donnell, in Academic Affairs at the CSU Office of the Chancellor, he works on curriculum and student success in collaboration with the state’s 112 community colleges.

On November 17, Bakersfield College is hosting a statewide conference on Institutional Learning Outcomes. We invite you to join us in person on our campus in the beautiful Central Valley or to tune in via live stream and join the back channel dialogue via Twitter. Information about our livestream and Twitter will be posted on this page once it is available. We will also have a live chat on this page - click "Connect" to take part!

Please select from the following:

Conference Program

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

» Download the program

Performing Arts Center
Time Description Location
8:00-8:30 am Check-in, Registration, and Continental Breakfast Performing Arts Center
8:30-8:45 am Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Dr. Sonya Christian, President,  & Dr. Emmanuel Mourtzanos, Dean
Performing Arts Center
8:45-10:00 am Keynote Address: Conceptual Level of Degree Qualification Profile
Cliff Adelman
Performing Arts Center
10:15-11:30 am Plenary Session: Tactical Level of Degree Qualification Profile
Tactical Implementation of the DQP within WASC and ACCJC; Oregon's implementation of the DQP
Ron Baker and Krista Johns
Performing Arts Center
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Boxed Lunch Cafeteria
12:15-1:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Overview of some GE Innovations in California and a Closer Look at the GE Transformation at CSU Bakersfield

Moderator: Ken O'Donnell, Senior Director student Engagement and Academic INitiatives and Partnerships, CSU Chancellor's Office


  • Carl Kemnitz, Associate Vice President, Academic Programs, CSU Bakersfield
  • Kelly O'Bannon, Communications, CSU Bakersfield
  • John Tarjan, Management, CSU Bakersfield
Performing Arts Center
1:45-2:45 pm

SLOs, PLOs and ILOs

  • Michael Self, Dean, Career & Technical Programs, Bakersfield College
  • John Carpenter, Professor, Sociology, Bakersfield College
  • David Neville, Professor, Spanish, Bakersfield COllege
Performing Arts Center
2:45-3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Manny Mourtzanos
Performing Arts Center

Conference Location:

Parking is free in the Visitor Parking Lot. Follow signs from the parking lot to the Simonsen Performing Arts Center.

Map showing location of SPArC and parking for ILO Conference