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Law Program Review - Spring 2016

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Annual Unit Update - Recommendations & Responses

Recommendations & Responses
   

Commendations

Academic YearCommendation
2013-2014 Providing a variety of new and updated courses  (Departmental)
2013-2014 Completion of the TMC degree in business  (Departmental)
2013-2014 Timely completion of SLO assessments  (Departmental)
2013-2014 Pathway to Law School  (Departmental)
2013-2014 Development and approval of a Crime Scene Investigation certificate  (Departmental)
2009-2010 Thorough and comprehensive report  (Departmental)
2009-2010 Acquisition of grant funds to develop new courses to meet student needs, such as Green Technology and Sustainability  (Departmental)
2009-2010 Increased enrollment in the Business and CAOT disciplines through effective enrollment management strategies  (Departmental)
2009-2010 All courses updated  (Departmental)
2009-2010 Use of new and innovative technology in the Law discipline  (Departmental)
2009-2010 Creation of a joint Advisory Committee for Business and CAOT  (Departmental)
2009-2010 Enhanced employment opportunities for students through the creation of partnerships with outside agencies  (Departmental)
2009-2010 Improved climate of teamwork within a multidisciplinary department  (Departmental)
2008-2009 Very thorough and honest review of the strengths and weaknesses of each discipline.  (Departmental)
2008-2009 The progress in Administration of Justice and Law disciplines was impressive.  (Departmental)
2008-2009 Thoughtful approach to new programs and student recruitment.  (Departmental)
2008-2009 Thoughtful alignment of A.J. coursework with transfer requirements.  (Departmental)
2008-2009 Thoughtful pursuit of funding to expand certificate offerings in CAOT, A.J. and Law in order to meet student and community needs.  (Departmental)


Recommendations

Year 2013-2014  (Departmental)   
Recommendation Update the departmental website by Spring 2015.
Response Completed
Response Update  
Status InProgress

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Year 2013-2014  (Departmental)   
Recommendation In consultation with Deans and the advisory committee, consolidate the business AA degrees to increase student completion by Fall 2015.
Response We have developed three new AA degrees. Completed
Response Update  
Status InProgress

 Objectives

 
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Year 2013-2014  (Departmental)   
Recommendation Consider defining Cooperative Education options for business students and for law students.
Response We are not going to offer Cop-Ed option.
Response Update  
Status InProgress

 Objectives

 
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Year 2013-2014  (Departmental)   
Recommendation Resubmit to the state the applications for the CAOT communication and administration certificates by Fall 2015.
Response  
Response Update  
Status InProgress

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Year 2009-2010  (Departmental)   
Recommendation Continue to pursue the development of new courses and certificate programs to meet student needs
Response In the last couple of years, ten new courses have been added to the CAOT and Business Curriculum to modernize and update the programs. For 2016, this is still in progress.
Response Update  
Status InProgress

 Objectives

 
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  Collapse <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="2" style="border:solid 1px #888888;background-color:#d5e0f3;width:680px"><tr><td rowspan="2" width="35"><img src='/uniteffectiveness/img/objective.gif'/></td><td width="285"><u>Objective ID: 704</u></td><td width="120"><u>Period</u></td><td width="55"><u>Priority</u></td><td width="85"><u>Status</u></td><td width="40"><u>Year</u></td><td width="60"></td></tr><tr><td>Increase the number of law students who transfer to UC/CSU <span style="color:Red;"><span></td><td>1/1/2015 - 12/1/2018</td><td>High</td><td>InProgress</td><td>15-16</td><td><a href="/uniteffectiveness/objects/addeditobjective.aspx?objid=704&returnurl=~/report.aspx">View/Edit</a><br/><a href="javascript:__doPostBack('finalreport1$recommendations1$DataListRecommendations$ctl08$objectivesresources1$LinkButtonRefresh','')" onclick="document.getElementById('finalreport1_recommendations1_DataListRecommendations_ctl08_objectivesresources1_HiddenData').value='confirm,o,704'">Discontinue</a></td></tr></table>
Objective ID: 704 Period Priority Status Year  
Increase the number of law students who transfer to UC/CSU 1/1/2015 - 12/1/2018 High InProgress 15-16 View/Edit
Discontinue
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Resource Type Cost Priority Status Year  
Other $5,000 Critical PendingFunding 16-17 View/Edit
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Resource Type Cost Priority Status Year  
Other $5,000 Medium Funded 15-16 View/Edit
     
Resource Type Cost Priority Status Year  
SuppliesPrinting $1,000 Medium PendingFunding 15-16 View/Edit
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Objective ID: 640 Period Priority Status Year  
Develop new curriculum for 3 new certificates 11/1/2011 - 1/1/2013 Medium Discontinued 11-12 View/Edit
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Year 2009-2010  (Departmental)   
Recommendation Continue efforts to attain full time faculty to replace retirees
Response The Business and Law Department chair submitted Faculty Hiring Requests for three years in a row and this year (2013) we were approved to hire a full-time Business Administration Instructor who will begin in Spring 2014. This instructor will help to replace the two that we lost in the past. We have hired a new faculty. complete.
Response Update  
Status InProgress

 Objectives

 
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  Collapse <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="2" style="border:solid 1px #888888;background-color:#d5e0f3;width:680px"><tr><td rowspan="2" width="35"><img src='/uniteffectiveness/img/objective.gif'/></td><td width="285"><u>Objective ID: 705</u></td><td width="120"><u>Period</u></td><td width="55"><u>Priority</u></td><td width="85"><u>Status</u></td><td width="40"><u>Year</u></td><td width="60"></td></tr><tr><td>Add two new adjunct law faculty to our law program  <span style="color:Red;"><span></td><td>2/1/2014 - 2/1/2015</td><td>High</td><td>Discontinued</td><td>15-16</td><td><a href="/uniteffectiveness/objects/addeditobjective.aspx?objid=705&returnurl=~/report.aspx">View/Edit</a></td></tr></table>
Objective ID: 705 Period Priority Status Year  
Add two new adjunct law faculty to our law program 2/1/2014 - 2/1/2015 High Discontinued 15-16 View/Edit
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Resource Type Cost Priority Status Year  
PersonnelHourly 6 StandardHours @ $10,531 Low Discontinued 15-16 View/Edit
 
Year 2008-2009  (Departmental)   
Recommendation Closely monitor disciplines with low enrollment and pursue strategies for strengthening.
Response Enrollment in all disciplines in the Business and Law Department has increased significantly over the past several years due to more efficient scheduling and the hiring of new adjunct faculty with "real world" experience who have replaced the two full-time faculty who retired in 2009; these "older" faculty typically had low enrollment and low student success in their classrooms. Spring 09 to spring 10 there was an increase from 264 to 357 students or 35% (23% in the day and 48% in the evening). We have monitored classes and enrollment in not an issue at this time.
Response Update  
Status InProgress

 Objectives

 
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Objective ID: 706 Period Priority Status Year  
To increase the number of law classes each semester to 16 1/1/2015 - 12/1/2016 High Discontinued 15-16 View/Edit
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Access - Enrollment

Data Review and Analysis for Enrollment

Respondent(s): Prof David Jordan, Director of Paralegal Studies Program 

Analyze trends in Enrollment over the period for which data were provided, using detailed breakdowns as necessary. Where college-wide data is provided, compare discipline to college-wide trends. Also, discuss college-wide or discipline-department specific factors as they relate to these trends and note the implications on your discipline/department operations or planning.

Response: Update (Spring 2016) - Fall 2015 the same as Fall 2014, and down -7.8% from Spring 2015 or down 53 students. Since 2011 (553 students) compared to 627 students (70+ students), enrollment fairly flat, but growth slightly down. The program has added more "hybrid" on campus classes which are smaller than the respective online classes (enrollment cap of 48 vs. 65 for online classes) and this could be reason for slight decrease in enrollment. Now all 12 law classes for the paralegal certificate can be taken by students either entirely online or on campus (in the hybrid model). A more favorable balance now exists between online and on campus with slight (was previously 9 online classes vs. 3 on campus, but now is 9 online classes and 6 hybrid classes - 2 classes each on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings with more satisfied on campus students while maintaining high online enrollemnt. Since2011 enrollment is fairly consistent and sustained. 

There is a 20% increase in hispanic enrollment since 2011 (similar to college growth), and enrollment of students under 20 (high school students) has grown from 18 students in 2011 to 120 students in 2015 as a direct result of the LAMC Pathways to Law commenced in 2014. There are is a slight increase of males taking the paralegal certificate program, up 10% from 2011 (probably due to the downturn of the economy in 2008, and retraining in the marketplace. The paralegal profession is primarily a female dominated profession.

Also, as part of the Pathway to Law program at Mission (http://lamission.edu/law/pathways) we have reached out to high schools to create a "bridge" or "pathway" to Mission for high school students interested in careers in the law. Since Fall 2013 we have increased from 0 high school classes to 7 in Fall 2016 ( 3 classes at San Fernando High School, 1 class at Northridge Academy, 1 at LA Leadership Academy and in the Fall 2016 2 classes at Poly Tech (this is an increase of over 150 students in our program). Dean Darlene Montes has been instrumental with assisting the paralegal program in building the pathway from our local high schools. The Paralegal/AJ programs awarded Dean Montes with an Award of Recognition at our recent Paralegal/AJ Awards Ceremony (5/19/16) - see below photo. 


 

Student Success - Successful Course Completion

Data Review and Analysis for Student Success

Respondent(s): Prof David Jordan, Director of Paralegal Studies Program 

1) Has your discipline chosen to set its own discipline-specific standards for student success and retention? A standard is defined as a level of performance to meet educational quality and institutional effectiveness expectations – a level below which you would be concerned about your performance No 

  If yes, please indicate your discipline-specific standard(s) and your justification for why they are different than the college institution-set standard(s) for:
 
Successful Course Completion Rate:  
Course Retention Rate:  

Please provide your justification, grounded in evidence/data, for why your discipline chose to set standards that differ from the college institution-set standards. 

Response: We have not chosen to set standards other than the college standards.


2) Analyze trends in Student Success over the period for which data were provided, using detailed breakdowns as necessary. Where college-wide data is provided, compare discipline to college-wide trends and institution-set standards for course success and retention. If your discipline set its own discipline-specific standard(s), please also compare your performance to those standards. Discuss college-wide or discipline-/department-specific factors as they relate to these trends and note the implications on your discipline/department operations or planning.

Response: 

3) In areas you’ve identified as needing improvement, describe strategies and/or interventions that you will implement to help bring about improvement in achievement outcomes

Response: Update Spring 2016: The improvement in student success and retention (between Spring and Fall 2015) comes from a better balance between on campus, online, and our high school classes. The faculty have selected to measure success and outcomes for students in their writing briefs. This will be our second semester doing this, with some improved results in the writing of our students. 


4) Please assess the effectiveness of the strategies and/or interventions you implemented in prior years, in part by analyzing the discipline’s most recent success and retention rates compared to the prior year’s performance and to the institution- and/or discipline-set standards.

Response: Update Spring 2016: In the previous cycle we had an increase of 15% in student success, and this cycle we had an increase by 13%, but we are still under the college average. This is in part due to over half of our classes being offered in an entirely online format, and our increase in high school classes to 5 this semester which classically have a bit lower student success and retention than our on campus classes. 

5) If your program collects data on other criteria of importance to your program (e.g., Skills Certificates), please use the box below to document the criteria and your performance on them. If you have set a standard (a level of performance to meet educational quality and institutional effectiveness expectations) for your performance on each criteria, please also specify the standard.

Response: Update Spring 2016:Our students receive a Certificate of Achievement, and data is kept on the numbers granted each year. Our number of certificates were down this semester (40) from Spring 2015 (50 -55 certificates) probably in part due to a slight decrease overall in enrollment as the economy improves and not as many students are out of a job and need to retrain for another career such as paralegal. 

6) If your program offers any certificates and/or CTE degrees, please list the job placement rates for students completing these certificates/degrees (if you collect such information). Please list each certificate/degree in which there were at least 10 students who completed the program in a given year. State your standard for expected job placement rate. Also, state the job placement rate, as measured in the year following graduation, of students who graduated from the program.

Response: Update Spring 2016: We do not actively measure job placement. The college has purchased a software program and will start using it to follow job placement for our CTE programs. 

7) Please evaluate your performance and describe any plans for improvement on the measures identified in question 5 and 6 above (program-specific measures and/or job placement rates). Also, discuss any improvements that have resulted from prior program improvement plans.

Response: Update Spring 2016: With the Pathways to Law Program we are focusing more efforts in transfer of our students to 4 year. We are working to develop a TMC model curriculum with other Pathway Partner Community Colleges and recently (April 2, 2016) we attended a So. Cal. Academic Senate District Inquiry Group to work on developing the Law TMC curriculum for schools participating in the Pathway to Law programs statewide and for students who want to major in law. This will assist in increasing our students in transferring to 4 years, and then on to law school, or other law careers as part of the Pathways to Law initiative and program at Mission. The Paralegal program is actively working with Elizabeth Atondo, our new matriculation person at Mission, and the DIG to create the TMC law curriculum at Mission. 


 

Student Success - Awards

Data Review and Analysis for Degree/Certificate Awards

Respondent(s): Prof David Jordan, Director of Paralegal Studies Program 

Analyze trends in Degree/Certificate Awards over the period for which data were provided, using detailed breakdowns as necessary. Where college-wide data is provided, compare discipline to college-wide trends. Also, discuss college-wide or discipline-department specific factors as they relate to these trends and note the implications on your discipline/department operations or planning.

Response: Update Spring 2016: Number of certificates to be awarded this Spring 2016 is 40, which is down from 50 for Spring 2015. This is in part due to the downward pattern of overall college enrollment and enrollment in the paralegal program. Only a small percentage of our students obtain an AA degree in Paralegal. Those numbers should gradually shift now that we have the new Pathways to Law School program which assists students in creating a pathway to law school, and the 4 year UC/CSU for our students who are interested in going further with their legal studies. 

In 2009 we had 30 certificates awarded to a total of 151 students or a high of 20%, and in 2015, 36 certificates awarded out of 409. One explanation is we instituted a rotation of class offerings to balance the offering of our on campus/hybrid and online classes. Prior to the rotation schedule, we had many more online classes which had higher enrollment, and a faster path to complete the program for our online students, but a slower path for our on campus students as we offered fewer on campus classes (10 online vs. 5 previously, compared to 9 online vs. 7 on campus) See below rotation chart - This provides the offering of all 12 law classes every two semesters to both our on campus and our online students so a student can take the program either completely online or completely on campus or a combination of both. As our on campus students become more familiar with also taking online classes, the number of certificates awarded each year should increase. 36 certificates is still a great number of certificates for the size of our paralegal program. Pasadena CC Paralegal program which has almost twice our enrollment awards 30 -50 certificates each year. 


In areas you’ve identified as needing improvement, describe strategies and/or interventions that you will implement to help bring about improvement in student degree and/or certificate completion

Response: Update Spring 2016: Pathways to Law school is now in its 2 year. We now have five high school classes as part of the Pathways, and will add two more for Fall 2016 (Poly Tech) for a total of 7 high school classes. 

Please assess the effectiveness of the strategies and/or interventions you implemented in prior years to increase student degree and/or certificate completion.

Response: Update Spring 2016: More data will be collected over the coming semesters related to the Pathways to Law School initiative and program at Mission. It is a 10-year project. 

 

Learning & Teaching - SLO Update

SLO Update
LAW
CourseSLO Information
LAW 001
SLO# AssessmentsNext Assessment
Brief law cases in contracts including issues related to offer, acceptance, consideration, formation, defenses, breach, and damages. 6   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Critically analyze and argue issues of contracts, the UCC, as it applies to contracts for sales of goods, Statute of Frauds, other defenses, and remedies for breach of contracts. 6   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Prepare legal documents, forms or papers for various contracts including release and waiver, secured promissory note, bills of sale, UCC 1 financing statement, Breach of Contract, Computer Software Contract, and create a contract under the "Invent a Product" formatted class assignment. See http://duedates.pbworks.com/w/page/20871974/Invent-A-Product 3   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Students will demonstrate appropriate application of ethics in legal matters 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
LAW 002
SLO# AssessmentsNext Assessment
Brief law cases in partnerships and corporations, including other types of business entities, such as LLC and LLP, corporate fiduciary problems, conflict of interests, inside trading, and securities violations. 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Critically analyze and argue issues of partnerships, corporations, other entities such as a LLC or LLP, corporate mismanagement, breach of fiduciary duties, and security violations. 3   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Prepare legal documents, forms or papers for a simple and complex partnership agreement, forms related to a LLC and a LLP, and all of the corporate forms, documents, bylaws, minutes, issuance of shares, and the 1st meeting of the corporation related to incorporating a California Corporation. 1   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Student will demonstrate application of ethics to legal matters 1   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
LAW 010
SLO# AssessmentsNext Assessment
Brief law cases in the areas and subject matter relating to the courts and alternative dispute resolution, court procedures, Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business, Intentional Torts, Negligence and Strict Liability, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes, Administrative Law, International Law, and Legal Ethics. 3   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Critically analyze and argue issues in the areas and subject matter of law, including the courts and alternative dispute resolution, court procedures, Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business, Intentional Torts, Negligence and Strict Liability, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes, Administrative Law, International Law, and Legal Ethics. 3   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Prepare legal documents including a motion to suppress. 1   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Students will demonstrate appropriate application  of ethics in legal matters 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
LAW 011
SLO# AssessmentsNext Assessment
Brief law cases in Civil Litigation including civil procedures in the State of California, and Federal, court mediation and arbitration, and motions, demurrers, and pleadings. 5   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Critically analyze and argue issues of Civil Litigation including the matters listed in above Student Learning Outcome. 5   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Prepare legal documents, forms or papers for initiating a lawsuit, various motions including Motion to Dismiss, and Motion for Summary Judgment, interrogatories, requests for admissions, and other discovery devices, and a Mandatory Settlement Conference Statement, and Trial Brief. 3   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Students will demonstrate appropriate application  of ethics in legal matters 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
LAW 012
SLO# AssessmentsNext Assessment
Brief law cases in Torts, including intentional torts, negligence, strict liability, defamation, invasion of privacy, and medical malpractice. 5   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Critically analyze and argue issues of Torts, including the matters listed in the above Student Learning Outcome. 5   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Prepare legal documents, forms or papers for initiating a tort lawsuit, along with a medical malpractice suit, suit for defamation, and invasion of privacy, along with preparing various motions including Motion to Dismiss, and Motion for Summary Judgment in a tort case. 3   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Students will demonstrate appropriate application  of ethics in legal matters 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
LAW 013
SLO# AssessmentsNext Assessment
Brief law cases in wills and trusts including living wills, living trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships. 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Critically analyze and argue issues of wills, trusts, living trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, and estate planning devices. 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Prepare legal documents, forms or papers for a simple and complex will, a trust, living trust, health care, and advance directives, along with conservatorships, guardianships, and powers of attorney. 3   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Students will demonstrate appropriate application  of ethics in legal matters 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
LAW 016
SLO# AssessmentsNext Assessment
Brief law cases in criminal and civil evidence including hearsay, hearsay exceptions, relevance, habit, custom, authentication, privileges, constitutional restraints, and other issues relating to evidence. 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Critically analyze and argue issues of evidence and the other subject matters listed in the above Student Learning Outcome. 3   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Prepare legal documents, forms or papers including evidentiary analysis of transcripts, objections at trial, and during discovery, objections to evidentiary questions in interrogatories, and request for admissions, arbitration and mediation. 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Students will demonstrate appropriate application  of ethics in legal matters 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
LAW 017
SLO# AssessmentsNext Assessment
Brief law cases in various legal subjects to improve students' understanding of the law and improve their legal analysis, argumentation, and legal writing required by a paralegal in a law firm. 1   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Critically analyze and argue issues of various legal subjects and topics as listed in the previous Student Learning Outcome. 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Prepare legal documents, forms or papers including a legal demand letter, a legal memorandum, various types of motions, a mandatory settlement conference, trial brief, and a final legal research and wrting paper. See format at http://profjordan.pbworks.com/format 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Students will demonstrate appropriate application  of ethics in legal matters 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
LAW 018
SLO# AssessmentsNext Assessment
Brief law cases in family law including issues in child custody, spousal and child support, jurisdiction, division of community property, and commingling of property. 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Critically analyze and argue issues in family law and those listed in the previous Student Learning Outcome. 3   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Prepare legal documents, forms or papers for a dissolution of marriage including summons, petition, response, income and expense declarations, and Order to Show Cause, Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence paperwork, and other judicial council forms in family law. 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Students will demonstrate appropriate application  of ethics in legal matters 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
LAW 019
SLO# AssessmentsNext Assessment
Brief law cases in property law including bankruptcy, secured transactions, creditors' remedies, real and personal property, and landlord-tenant matters. 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Critically analyze and argue issues in property law including the issues listed in the previous Student Learning Outcome. 3   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Prepare legal documents, forms or papers for a Chapter 7 (no asset) bankruptcy, Unlawful Detainer (Eviction) papers including summons, Complaint, 3 day notice to pay rent or quit, month to month lease, Answer to Unlawful Detainer along with affirmative defenses. 3   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Students will demonstrate appropriate application  of ethics in legal matters 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
LAW 020
SLO# AssessmentsNext Assessment
Brief law cases in probate law will disputes, administration of estates, fiduciary duties of administrators, executors, and beneficiaries, tax related matters, disputes over distribution of assets and liabilities, jurisdictional issues, and final distribution and closing of the estate and continuing liability. 4   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Critically analyze and argue issues in probate law including the issues listed the previous Student Learning Outcome. 4   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Prepare legal documents, forms or papers related the the probating of an estate including Notice to Creditors, Petition for Probate, Inventory and Appraisals, Orders of Distribution, and Final Closing of the Estate. 4   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Students will demonstrate appropriate application  of ethics in legal matters 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
LAW 034
SLO# AssessmentsNext Assessment
Brief law cases in including subject areas of the law from all of the other law classes in our paralegal program 1   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Critically analyze and argue issues in case law, and learn the methods of finding and researching law cases 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Students will demonstrate appropriate application  of ethics in legal matters 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Prepare a legal research - finding at least 5 law cases or codes, analyze the law, and provide support for an argumentative paper with a thesis, footnotes, an outline, and arguments 2   No Date Set  Fall 2013  Winter 2014  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014  Winter 2015  Spring 2015  Summer 2015  Fall 2015  Winter 2016  Spring 2016  Summer 2016  Fall 2016  Winter 2017  Spring 2017  Summer 2017  Fall 2017  Winter 2018  Spring 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018 
Totals: Courses w/All SLOs Assessed: 12/12 (100 %)
Courses w/at least one SLO Assessed: 12/12 (100 %)

Summary:
Courses w/All SLOs Assessed: 12/12 (100 %)
Courses w/at least one SLO Assessed: 12/12 (100 %)

Respondent(s): Prof David Jordan, Director of Paralegal Studies Program 

1) Describe the status of the SLO Assessment in this discipline.
Response: Assessment #1 - End of Course Reflections
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Each semester we survey students on their satisfaction with the program, along with End of Course Reflections . We take those results and use them to improve our program. This semester our End of Course Reflections contained the following questions with some responses. We analyze the results and add some of the suggestions from students in our overall plan to improve the program. (see complete results in pdf below)

question # 1 - Do you feel that this class has helped you to improve as a paralegal or law student? What improvements have you seen, and how did you achieve them? 
responses: Yes, it absolutely has. It has assisted me in understanding the various entities you can open a business under, LLC, Corporation and the corporate structure, Directors, Officers, Principal, Shareholders Yes. Knowing the probate process and learning about wills and trust is definitely a helpful skill. Learning the rules of intestacy is a must. Yes, I feel this class helped me a lot , I am so happy about this course. As a law student I think that all the activities we did in this semester were great to improve our skills in this matter. Yes, my research skills have improved significantly. I learned to cite my sources using foot notes and I learned to use Lexis Nexis. Yes, The improvements that I have seen were the understanding more of what is expected from a paralegal, how I achieved it was researching it. These paralegal classes are the best . Los Angeles Mission College offers these courses with amazing professors, when other community colleges do not.

question #2 - What were some of the most helpful assignments, activities, or readings in the class ? 
responses: - I feel like every professor I have taken whether the class is online or in a classroom environment are very hands on. The most helpful activities I'd say we're the videos explaining the court cases. Paraphrasing is one of the most important tools that I think had made a big difference in understanding those cases.

question #3 - Were any assignments/activities not helpful to you? Why not?
responses - All of it was helpful to me. All the assignments were good. Nothing comes to mind. i am sure I will refer back to the concepts introduced to me in each assignment at some point in my legal career.

question #4 - Is there any subject or topic you wish we had covered or spent more time on?responses - Maybe Holder in Due Course for negotiable instruments. I don't know why that was difficult for me to wrap myself around. Not in particular. I think that we needed more time in the timing quiz. I wish we could have looked at real estate law documents more.
question #5 - If you could give students who were about to start this course some advice about how to be successful in this class, what would you tell them?
responses - Read your chapter each week. It helps you do your assignments better. Read and absorb everything in the chapter printouts and chapter outlines. I will tell them to be focused on the assignments, and be concentrated to understand every chapter of the course. Study Study Study this course requires lots of reading and a open mind.
question #6 - Is there anything you wish you had known at the beginning of the class?
responses - I wish I had known more about word spelling. I wish I would have known how to use Lexis Nexis. No - To prioritize my time better.- Since I have taken online courses before or taken repeated professors. I know what is expected of me as a student.
question #7 - Is there anything about the subject or content of the class you are still confused about or wish you had learned better or differently? If so what, and how?
responses - No, everything in the subject are fine. I wish I would have learned to understand and analyze case summaries. I must say, however, that I have improved in that area since the start of class. Bankruptcy class was a broader subject difficult.

Question #8 - Any other comments -
responses - This program is not just for the paralegal but touches on all aspects of life and learning these concepts prepares you and gives you a foundation that will always stay with you. No, no questions or concerns. Thank you so much for your instructions and support over the course of this class. I have learned a lot having taken this class. As a result, I feel more prepared to start graduate school in the fall for Criminology, Law, and Society at UC Irvine.
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Assessment #2 - Exit Survey - Students graduating Spring 2015
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At the end of the Spring 2015 semester, OIE and the Paralegal Program conducted an Academic Exit survey with the following questions and responses

1. Which credential are you receiving - 21% said an AA, and 84% said a Paralegal Certificate

2. How satisfied were you with the overall quality of your program - 89.5% said they were very satisfied

3. How satisfied were you with the overall quality of your program? 78.9% said they were very satisfied.

4. If you took an online course, how satisfied were you with the course 76.5% said they were very satisfied

5. How satisfied were you with your overall college experience? 76.5% said they were very satisfied

6. What best describes your employment status? 57.9% said they were employed, with 15.8% self employed, and 21.2% unemployed.

7. If you are working, how closely related to your field of study is your current job? 31.6% said very close, 15.8% said close, 31.6% said not close, and 21% said not working.

We just received these results (5/26/17) and we will review them and incorporate the results 
into our overall plans to improve the program. We plan on conducting an similar exit interview of our Spring 2016 graduates in the next two weeks, and we will compare those results with the Spring 2015 results and use those to improve our program. 

One result is that our students are very satisfied with the program, the quality of the courses, and online courses, but there is room for improvement.

See attached survey results in the below pdf. 
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Assessment #3 - Paralegal Focus Group conducted in Academic Senate Office on 5-26-16
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The Paralegal program conducted a Focus Group (see below pdf) with the following results which will be, in part or in whole incorporated into our plans to improve the paralegal program
Results:

1. Consider adding a project based/performance based PLO which includes projects, internships, capstone, etc. to show and demonstrate competence, and also commitment to working and assisting the community such as mentoring, tutoring, self-help legal access centers, etc. 
2. Update PLO #1 to add “legal reasoning & analysis”
3. Add and imbed in each of the 12 law classes at the start of the semester – resources, videos, and an assignment to help students learn legal analysis, legal reasoning, and how to brief law cases
4. Add at least one research assignment in each of the 12 law classes to help students learn how to conduct effective legal research (PLO #2)
5. Obtain access for all students in the paralegal program to a “free” legal research program, or low cost, such as Westlaw or Fastcase.
6. Add more activities to the paralegal program - require them as part of each class, and add them in the syllabus. Such activities as moot court, attending law seminars, having law speakers on campus, volunteer work, going to the law library, 
7. Get membership in the law library for all of our law students
8. Add more lectures and online videos to the online and on campus classes. 
9. Add a capstone final project to each law class 
10. Apply to a law or paralegal honor society so our students can join
11. Set up a law scholarship, and imbed a writing competition in each class, and then tie that to the scholarship award each spring awards ceremony similar to the AJ Program scholarship
12. Work on reframing the paralegal program curriculum – have 8 required courses with 4 elective courses including criminal law, immigration law, intellectual property law, constitutional like, and the like.
13. Set up a program, initiative, or internship where students can get a certificate in mediation. Currently there is a mediation certificate available to our paralegals at the LA City Attorney Office Dispute Resolution Program
14. Imbed activities in each class and require it. Students who cannot do the “outreach” or “community based” activities could choose to do a special final project which could be shown at “Paralegal Showcase” every year. 
15. Have a Legal Justice or Public Law Interest Day
16. Set up meetings for online students on campus – Regular “Meetups” so that they can get a sense of belonging to Mission
17. Have more focus groups
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Assessment #4 - SLO Report Spring 2015 - see attached below - with changes made in #2 below
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Assessment #5 - SLO Report Fall 2015 - see attached below with changes made in #2 below 
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2) Summarize the changes that have been implemented based on SLO and PLO assessments from the past year.
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Changes made - following Spring 2015 SLO Assessment Report 
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SLOS indicated
1.We needed to add more videos to our online and on campus classes. All 12 classes added some videos to their classes - there are great youtube videos on the various law subjects and topics covered in our classes, and these were imbedded into assignments to assist our students. 

2. Reduce total number of discussion forums - too many - we did that and improved the focus and content of each discussion forum with more up to date topics

3. Better distribute work, and end of class projects - done
4. Place resources in one easy place to find - done
5. Provide more samples of completed forms - done
6. Less "dead" links - links reviewed and updated and replaced if missing
7. More real life type of cases provided in each class - done
8. Online and on campus tutors - new net tutor service provided, but few students accessed this resource. We have to update our syllabus for the Fall 2016 semester and add this resource
9. Update and clarify instructions on assignments - done
10. More time to complete tests - done 
11. We also adopted the use of the Zoom.Us(Confernow) videos for online "real time" conferencing, and also used it to save recorded lectures. 
12. Train faculty on zoom - in progress

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Changes Made following Fall 2015 Assessment Report
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1. To address the issue of confusion between issue and rationale, the entire paralegal program will adopt a new pedagogy of "paraphrasing" case statements. This was accomplished in 6 out of the 12 law classes and will be completely implemented in Fall 2016. The results so far are excellent. Students provide much more detailed legal analysis of the law cases, and better understand the often complex issues due to the practice of "putting the complex ideas" into "their own words" and thus making it their own "work product, instead of just "copying and pasting" the rather dense language without really understanding and breaking it down into understandable parts. 
2. Adopt the use of short videos - this is in progress. We still need to train our law faculty. One new advantage is that Canvas now includes the Confernow zoom video directly in its course management system, making it easier for our faculty to access and use the video service. We will conduct training of our faculty over the summer, and also winter intersession and then report back on the results in our next program review. 
3. More prompt feedback from our law faculty - this area has improved without many student emails this semester complaining that faculty have not provided feedback or graded assignments in a timely manner. 
4. Instructions for assignments continue to be improved as we focus on updating and clarifying assignments each semester.
5. Spending more time on the preparation of forms - our faculty are working on this in each of our on campus class. Plus we have been providing more samples of completed forms to aid our students to learn how to accurately and correctly prepare and fill in the various court and legal forms. 
6. Help our students select the next law class in the program - At the end of each semester, each instructor is working with their class to help each student select the next law class. 

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Changes which we need to work on in the Fall 2016 semester are the following:
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1. Create study groups - we should be able to use Canvas course system to more easily set up groups as this new system provides this capacity. We will do a pilot project of student study groups in the Fall and then report back in our next program review.

2. Rework some assignments - such as preparation of corporation documents. We are in the process of doing this as we transition from etudes to canvas. 

3. Provide videos and on campus orientation to our on campus and online students on how to use the new course management system - Canvas

4. We are working with the Pathway to Law Initiative folks to obtain free access in a pilot project for a legal research program called "Fast Case". This will assist our students to improve their legal research skills which is a PLO (#2). 


3) Have the outcomes been re-evaluated since the implemented changes, and if so, has there been an improvement in student learning? Are any further changes scheduled?
Response: We are completing our 2nd round of case brief assessments (1st assessment using the case brief rubric was Fall 2015). See the below pdf rubric for case briefs.

 

Learning & Teaching - Advisory Board

Advisory Board (Occupational Disciplines Only)

Exists Yes No
Minutes Kept Yes No
Recommendations Made Yes No
Recommendations Implemented Yes No
   
Meeting Frequency   Semester  Annual  Other 
Last Meeting Date   Month  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec   /   Year  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020 

Respondent(s): Prof David Jordan, Director of Paralegal Studies Program 

Describe the status of the Advisory Board for this discipline.
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Advisory Meeting 2-21-16
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Our Advisory Board is now very active once we started the Pathways to Law Program in Fall 2014. On 2-21-16, myself as Faculty Champion and our Calif. State Bar rep, Paul Seraydarian who works with our pathways scholars as part of the Pathway to Law attended and participated in the 1st Pathway to Law Summit at UC Davis Law School where we met with all of the cohorts including the law schools, admissions persons for the law schools, and UC and CSU, along with the cohort Pathway Community Colleges (all 26) to discuss the Pathway to Law and how we can better serve our students in our respective paralegal programs. We met with the Chief Justice of the California Superior Court, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, faculty and students connected with the California Law Academies, the General Counsel Thuy Thi Nguyen of the Community College Chancellor's Office, and had breakout sessions covering transfer from the Calif. Community Colleges to the 4 year colleges, and beyond, and connecting high schools to the Law Pathway, planning for success beyond community college, the pipeline to law school, and many other related topics. This acted as a very robust discussion and Advisory meeting of all of our cohorts participating in the Pathway to Law School. See attached Agenda below. Also Mission College received the first Cal Law Recognition Award as the Diversity Champion Community College for its excellence and leadership in introducing students to careers in the law through the California LAW Pathway (see jpeg of the award below).

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Advisory Meeting on 9-21-15
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On 9-21-15 we held an Advisory Meeting to report to the Interim Executive Director and our advisory members on the progress of our Pathway to Law Program initiative.
Here is a list of of Advisory members :
Director of Paralegal Program - David Jordan, Esq.
Pathways/State Bar Rep. - Paul Seraydarian, Esq.
San Fernando Valley Bar Association - Rosie Soto
Law Academies Advisor - Seymour Amster, Esq.
San Fernando H.S. Law Academy - Emilio Rivas & Christian Oronsaye
Law Faculty - LA Mission - Alberto Gudino, Esq.
Law Club - Michael Griggs, Ray Gosen & Gabriela Miranda 
Margie Long, Speech Faculty, LA Mission
Pathways Faculty - Eburu Durukan, D'Art Phares, Margie Long, Louise Barbato, Carolyn Daly
Assoc. Dean - Darlene Montes
Assoc. CTE Dean - Cathy Brinkman
Bus & Law Department Chair - Pat Flood
Counseling - LAMC - Aleida Gomez
Professional Paralegal - John Arason
College Internships - Som Chounlamountry
College Resources - Carlos Gonzalez
College Transfer - Tashini Walker 

We did a PPT presentation on the progress we have made. See attached where we covered the following: History of the Pathway to Law at Mission, our Paralegal Program at Mission, setting the foundation - building bridges between our high schools, and our 4 year UC/CSU and Law School, our successes, challenges and opportunities, and our Pathway program plans for Fall 2015/Spring 2016 along with focus areas, and a spotlight on our Pathway Law Scholars - Gabriela Miranda, Ray Gosen, Jennifer Thornton, and Andy Aguilar - see attached pdf on our scholars. Also see the attached list of activities that the Paralegal Program has provided to its students in the paralegal studies program as part of the Pathway to Law Initiative. 

The Pathway to Law was mentioned in our Accreditation Self Study .

Here is the language from the Self-Study

"Additionally, as an example of a targeted transfer effort, the College participates in the initiative "Community College Pathway to Law School". Through the Paralegal Studies Program on campus, students receive assurances that credits in prescribed courses will transfer, are exposed to the law school experience, receive individual advisement and mentoring from law school advisors, financial aid counseling, LSAT preparation and waived application fees for admission to the participating law schools."
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Advisory Meeting on 5-27-15 
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We met on 5/27/15 to coordinate a new joint collaborative between the AJ and Paralegal program each semester. A DUI Awareness and Mock Trial Program took place. see attachment herein .

In that meeting, we formed three different exploratory groups 

Group 1 - Mock Trial preparation - Attorney Seymour Amster, David Jordan, and Paul Graber, Monroe Law & Govt director will plan and develop a mock trial program for our aj/Paralegal and High School Law Academies

Group 2 - DUI Awareness Program - "Every 15 Minutes" program - our local high schools, San Fernando, Northrdige and Monroe will lead in planning and coordinating with our LAMC Law Club and the Paralegal Program. 

Group 3 - Tracking of our students from high school to UC/CSU and then onto law school - The Transfer Center (Tashini Walker), CTE (Mark Hobbs, and Cathy Brinkman), and Aleida Gomez (Counseling) will develop a program and strategy to track our students into the CUS/UC and beyond.

All three groups will meet again, mid Fall 2015 semester to discuss progress, and plan the next set of steps. These three groups and objectives will be long term, ongoing objectives incorporated into our Law/Paralegal program and classes. 
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See Activities of the Pathway to Law School - attached below as a pdf
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Please list the recommendations from your advisory board and the actions taken or plan developed as a result of advisory board recommendations.
Response: We are still working on the following recommendations
1. Develop a Mock Trial and coordinate with AJ and our high schools who are participating in the Pathways (San Fernando, Northridge Academy, LA Leadership Academy, and Poly Tech). 
2. Coordinate assistance through the Transfer Center for our students who intend to transfer to the UC/CSU
3. Increase the participation in the Law Club
4. Collaborate in planning activities through the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, along with the Pierce Law Club
5. Develop and implement a law clinic on campus in conjunction with the Bar Association
6. Develop our internships with the courts
7. Work on job placement including review of resumes and job interview prep
8. Work with our Pathway scholars to assist them in preparing for the LSAT. \
9. Develop a bridge to CSUN and then to Southwestern Law School
10. Develop a bridge to UWLA Law school through their UWLA Law School Boot Camps in the summer
11. 


 

Fiscal Responsibility - FTES

Data Review and Analysis for FTES

Respondent(s): Prof David Jordan, Director of Paralegal Studies Program 

Analyze trends in FTES over the period for which data were provided, using detailed breakdowns as necessary. Where college-wide data is provided, compare discipline to college-wide trends. Also, discuss college-wide or discipline-department specific factors as they relate to these trends and note the implications on your discipline/department operations or planning.

Response: We have added much more balance in our program between on campus (hybrid) and online. Starting in Fall 2014 we began a rotation each semester in our offering of on campus and online classes. See rotation table herein. 

Our FTES was up from 13.1 to 16.3 in our on campus classes from Spring to Fall 2015, our online down from 47.9 to 37.3 for the same period and our high school classes up from 3.1 to 5.4. Overall we were down from 64.1 to 59.0. This in part was due to the fact that we actually cancelled two on campus classes for the first time in years. Our Law 20 and our Law 11. We did some last minute promotion on these classes. I think this was an anomaly since it is rare that we have to cancel classes. We will keep a close eye on this trend for Fall 2016, and report back in our program review. We have promoted a lot of law related activities through our Pathway to Law program which hopefully will increase our enrollment and the number of classes. 


 

Fiscal Responsibility - FTEF

Data Review and Analysis for FTEF R, FTEF H, FTEF

Respondent(s): Prof David Jordan, Director of Paralegal Studies Program 

Analyze trends in FTEF Regular, Hourly & Total over the period for which data were provided, using detailed breakdowns as necessary. Where college-wide data is provided, compare discipline to college-wide trends. Also, discuss college-wide or discipline-department specific factors as they relate to these trends and note the implications on your discipline/department operations or planning.

Response: Our FTEF at 82.4% is above the college average of 70.3%. We are adding more high school classes, and thus more adjunct faculty are teaching in our program. We are still not at a point where our program needs another full time faculty hire. 

 

Fiscal Responsibility - Enrollment Per Section

Data Review and Analysis for Average Class Size

Respondent(s): Prof David Jordan, Director of Paralegal Studies Program 

Analyze trends in Average Class Size over the period for which data were provided, using detailed breakdowns as necessary. Where college-wide data is provided, compare discipline to college-wide trends. Also, discuss college-wide or discipline-department specific factors as they relate to these trends and note the implications on your discipline/department operations or planning.

Response: Our average class size of 36.8% for Fall 2015 was down from 42.5 in Spring 2015. Again we are adding more hybrid and high school classes which have a cap normally at 45 students while our online classes are capped at 65. Because we are looking for a more balanced approach or split between online and on campus, the enrollment has dipped a slight bit, but for Fall 2015 our enrollment of 36.8 is still slightly above the college average of 36.6 students. Overall we are doing OK in this area, but we will watch the downward trend in enrollments. The Paralegal program should grow in the future. Statistics support a 10-15% growth over then next 10 years in the paralegal profession. 

 

Effective Use of Technology

Effective Use of Technology

Faculty in this Discipline use the following technologies (check all that apply)

PowerPoint/Computer Projector Yes. No.
Instructor Website Yes. No.
Overhead Projector Yes. No.
VHS Yes. No.
CD ROM Yes. No.

Respondent(s): Prof David Jordan, Director of Paralegal Studies Program 

Describe the use of technology in this discipline.

Response: We have added a new technology in the Zoom.US video conferencing platform. It is a great new addition to both our hybrid and our online classes as it adds the feature of screencasting. This new platform is now being used by our counseling department in ecounseling for online students. see information attached herein on Zoom video

We are also going to add a new online tutoring portal called Net Tutor which will enhance our online and on campus tutoring. see attached information herein. 

Finally, as part of the OEI, we will be able to implement Smarter Measure software program, imbedded in our course management system to be able to foster and encourage online readiness to take our online classes. This will boost the student success and retention of our online students. see information on Smarter Measure, attached herein.

We are also adding Canvas as the new course management system, and all of our faculty have been trained in the Self Paced Canvas course and provided a copy of their Proficiency Exams to the DE Coordinator. All of the law classes have migrated from Etudes to Canvas, and we are looking forward to the new Canvas system which will provide so many more new features, including social media, etc. 

 

Curriculum Status

  = Expired     = OK  
  = About to Expire     = Archived / NA  

The information below is populated from the LACCD ECD System.

LAW
LAW
CourseLast UpdatedStatus
LAW 001 - Business Law I 11/10/2009 Active
LAW 002 - Business Law II 11/10/2009 Active
LAW 010 - Introduction to Legal Assistant I 9/25/2012 Active
LAW 011 - Introduction to Legal Assistant II 4/24/2012 Active
LAW 012 - Tort Law and Claims Investigation 4/24/2012 Active
LAW 013 - Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration 4/7/2011 Active
LAW 016 - Civil and Criminal Evidence 1/13/2011 Active
LAW 017 - Legal Writing 4/24/2012 Active
LAW 018 - Marriage and Family Law 3/28/2011 Active
LAW 019 - Property and Creditor Rights 1/13/2011 Active
LAW 020 - Basic Probate Procedures 9/25/2012 Active
LAW 034 - Basic Probate Procedures 9/25/2012 Active
LAW 921 - Cooperative Education   Archived
LAW 931 - Cooperative Education   Archived
LAW 941 - Cooperative Education   Archived
Curriculum Status Response

Respondent(s): David Jordan 

Response: We will update 6 of our law classes in Fall 2016 - Law 1,2,13,16,18 and 19, and in Spring 2017 we will update the remainder of our law classes - Law 10,11,12,17,20 and 34.

 

Mission Statement

Mission Statement
Describe how your program enables the College to fulfill its mission.
1. Ensuring that students successfully transfer to four-year institutions - by active involvement in the Pathway to Law initiative state-wide, our paralegal program at Mission is working to ensure the successful transfer of our students, and we are creating a bridge for our high school students to Mission, and then beyond to the 4 year colleges - UC/CSU. We are also working with or other Pathway CC cohorts to develop at TMC in Law and Public Policy which will assist and streamline our students transferring to four-year institutions 2. prepare for successful careers in the workplace, and improve their basic skills; our students who graduate with our 12 law classes receive a state certified paralegal certificate under Bus. Prof. Code 6400 and 6450, and thus are able to go directly into a law firm, the courts, or public or private agencies to work as a paralegal. 3.Encouraging students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners; the study of law provides a transferable skill set in analytical thinking, and thus motivates our students to become lifelong learners. 4. Providing services and programs that improve the lives of the diverse communities we serve. - The Pathways program is providing such type of community activities for our students and for the community at large to participate in that is assists with our diverse communities. Also one of the missions of the Pathways is to increase the diversity of the state bar and provide a more inclusive and diverse representation in our legal professions in California. 

Respondent(s)
David Jordan, Esq. - Director of the Paralegal Studies Program and Faculty Champion for Pathway to Law

 

Optional Department/Discipline/Unit Goals

Optional Department/Discipline/Unit Goals
OPTIONAL: Please list or upload any department, discipline, or unit goals you would like to document for your program.
One of the mutual goals of both the AJ and Paralegal Program is to create a Mock Trial. The AJ program has purchased equipment that will assist with the two programs developing a Mock Trial of a DUI Murder case. 

Respondent(s)
David Jordan, Esq. - Director of the Paralegal Studies Program and Faculty Champion for Pathway to Law 

Validation Team Reesponse
Comments:

 

Annual Planning Evaluation

Annual Planning Evaluation
1) Provide a summary statement concerning the success of the unit in meeting the objectives identified in the previous year’s program review. If budgetary recommendations were made by the Budget & Planning Committee, please include in your summary whether those recommendations have been implemented.
The following progress has been made on objectives 1. Increase number of our law classes in high school from 0 - to 7 (from 2014 to 2017) We increased worked with our high school cohorts, and our Dean of Concurrent High School Enrollment, Dean Darlene Montes to increase our high school classes that are participating the the Pathway to Law program. We now have 5 classes, 3 at San Fernando High School, one at Northridge Academy, and one at LA Leadership Academy. We will add two classes (Law 1 and Law 10) at Poly Tech in Fall 2016. 2. Add excellent law faculty to our program to teach in our high schools and in our paralegal program. We have added Stefan Guttensohn, an excellent attorney/faculty who graduated from Georgetown with a Master of Laws in Securities & Financial Regulation (Graduated Deans List) (see attached resume) and he will teach Law 2 - Partnerships/Corporations this next Fall semester. We are also adding Sylvia Macias, the Title IX compliance officer at the LACCD District (see attached resume) who will be teaching at the LA Leadership Academy, and Isaac Lopez (see attached resume) who will be teaching at Poly Tech. We added Jessica Price as one of our law faculty. She just finished teaching at LA Leadership Academy and is an excellent instructor. She is teaching a Constitutional Law class online for USC Law School. She is a high school graduate of Crenshaw High School, Yale undergrad, and Harvard Law School (see attached resume) We are getting very highly trained law faculty who will only improve our program. 3. Increase transfer to UC/CSU We had 11 of our students receive their AA degree (2015). This is an increase from 3 each year. We still have much work to do with this objective. We will work with the Transfer Center at Mission on this objective. With our intense efforts in the Pathways to Law Initiative we should be able to double our current number of students transferring to UC/CSU. 4. Increase partnerships with law firms and the courts We have developed a great partnership with the San Fernando Bar Association and with a local attorney, Seymour Amster. Both are working with our law program and pathways. We will continue to work with them towards achieving our goals in the Pathways Program. The Non Profit Parents, Educators and Students in Action (PESA) is submitting a mentoring proposal to work with the Mission, ELAC, City, and WLAC Pathways to Law program, and this initiative will help to increase our transfer rate of our students in our program. See attached PESA proposal. 

2) Summarize significant results/outcomes or improvements that have been implemented of any projects or improvement plans identified in the previous year’s program review, and discuss if you are going to continue these improvements or change them based on the results/outcomes. You may also discuss projects/plans/accomplishments from your unit over the past year, even if they were not mentioned in your previous program review.
The paralegal program has continued to add more on-campus/hybrid classes to the mix of our classes. The Pathway to Law Program was recognized through the Calif. State Bar Initiative program as the Diversity Champion Community College. This is a real feather in our hat as this program includes 26 Community Colleges in the Pathway program, along with the Calif. State Bar, and 6 top tiered Law Schools including USC and Loyola Law schools. We now have a very active, and energized law club on campus, and we have 4 Pathway Scholars in Law School - see their attached biographies. 

3) If your program received Student Equity funds and/or have activities included in the Student Equity Plan, please report on the status and success of those activities.
N/A 

4) Do you recommend any goals/objectives/measureves/activies etc. for inclusion in any of the College's Master Planning documents? If yes, what wording do you suggest and where in the plan should your recommendation be placed?
None 

5) 5) Describe the unit's status regarding professional accreditation (if applicable)
The Paralegal program certificate continues to qualify under Cal. Bus. Prof. Code Section 6400 and 6450 to certify our paralegal students under California law, and our paralegal certificate with its 36 units of law study is recognized under state certification laws. See attached state regulations below. 

Respondent(s)
David Jordan, Director of Paralegal Studies Program 

Validation Team Reesponse
Comments:

 

Challenges & Opportunities

Challenges & Opportunities
1) Program strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement
  • A. Identify unit strengths and recommendations to strengthen existing unit programs
    Our paralegal program has been graduating paralegals for almost 30 years. We have had only two directors, and Prof. Jordan has been the director since 1997 (16 years). The continuity of leadership, our strong set of law class curriculum, our excellent, well trained faculty, and of course our students make our paralegal program one of the best in the LACCD district (if not in the State). See attached history of our paralegal program. Another strength of our paralegal program is both the paralegal job market growth and the salaries for paralegals. The demand for paralegals will remain high and will provide excellent growth opportunities for our program. see attachment below on job outlook and salaries. We now have the support of Academic Affairs in adding high school concurrent enrollment. Last semester we taught 1 class at San Fernando. In the Fall 2016 we will be teaching 7 high school classes. We have hired excellent adjunct law faculty who are highly trained attorneys in their respective fields. We have formed a great partnership with the San Fernando Valley Bar Association who is helping us plan great events, activities and opportunities for our law students.
  • B. Identify unit weaknesses and recommendations to correct weaknesses
    We have several challenges (weaknesses) in our paralegal program. 1. We do not track our paralegals once they graduate to see if they get jobs. In our 5/27/15 AJ/Law Advisory we discussed this issue, and formed an exploratory group with our Transfer Office at Mission, our CTE Office, and with our local high school representatives to explore how to improve this issue. 2. We do not maintain a "Paralegal Job" Career Center with resources to help our paralegals find jobs. I found my first two law jobs through the Loyola Law School Career Center. We plan on developing this at the Pathways Resource Center in the Library. We need to seek funding to support this needed resource. 3. We need to provide assistance to our paralegal graduates in editing, drafting, and improving their job resumes. 4. We need to network more with the legal community, law firms, the courts, the local Bar Associations to further establish our partnerships with them and to grow our program and improve the jobs and salaries our paralegal graduates obtain. 5. We need to improve our graduate paralegal alumni social network. We currently have a Facebook page for our paralegal program but need to use it more to enhance the alumni relations with our former graduates. See the attached weaknesses which paralegal face with the paralegal profession. We need to work with our graduates to help them overcome the inherent weaknesses in the paralegal profession - i.e. lack of career path, high stress, long hours, routine work, poor hiring climate, lack of respect, unauthorized practice of law (UPL), and lack of challenge. 6. Substantial decrease in both student success and retention The paralegal program has always been 10% above the college average on both student success and retention. This new trend of lower than college average in both success and retention is of great concern. We need to identify the source issue for the decrease in student success and retention. We will work with OIE, and our Dean to identify the issues, and problems and to plan a strategy to remedy the decrease in this area.

2) Describe any significant recent events or activities in the state, surrounding community, college, and/or discipline that may have an impact on your unit in the coming year(s).
Since our paralegal program has a significant number of online students, and our paralegal program is one of the few completely online paralegal certificates offered at a community college in California, we face all of the increasing costs, time and resource management, technology problems and advances that online courses face. This includes increasing costs for hosting the course management systems and for extending student services to our online students. Our DE Program is submitted its academic program review this year. A careful review of the DE program review is also necessary for our Paralegal Program and also the online business classes in our Business and Law Department. We need to optimize the costs and use of these new technologies. See attached DE Program Review and Commendations and Recommendations. The comprehensive approach outlined in the DE Program review supplements, augments and supports much of our law program as we have 60% of our law classes online. We have been delivering our paralegal certificate in an online format since 2002 for now more than 13 years. We continue to improve our online program through training of our online faculty, and adding new technology. 

Respondent(s)
David Jordan, Director of Paralegal Studies Program 

Validation Team Reesponse
Comments:

 

Supplemental Files

Supplemental Materials: 

FileNameDescriptionUploadedRelated Area  
law scholars.pdf
Pathway Law Scholars - Gabriela Miranda, Ray Gosen, Jennifer Thornton, and Andy Aguilar (Spring 2016 semester) 5/27/2016 3:47:00 PM Annual Planning Evaluation Edit Delete
PESA - Mentoring Proposal-ilovepdf-compressed (1).pdf
PESA Mentoring Proposal 5/27/2016 3:36:00 PM Annual Planning Evaluation Edit Delete
Isaac Lopez - law faculty - LAMCResume.pdf
Isaac Lopez Resume (Law Faculty) 5/27/2016 3:24:00 PM Annual Planning Evaluation Edit Delete
Sylvia Macias - Resume.pdf
Sylvia Macias Resume (Law Faculty) 5/27/2016 3:22:00 PM Annual Planning Evaluation Edit Delete
resume-guttensohn.teaching(18Mar15)-2 (1).pdf
Stefan Guggensohn Resume (Law Faculty) 5/27/2016 3:16:00 PM Annual Planning Evaluation Edit Delete
Jessica Price resume.pdf
Jessica Price Resume (Law Faculty) 5/27/2016 3:15:00 PM Annual Planning Evaluation Edit Delete
Pathway Activities.pdf
Pathways Activities for our law students. 5/27/2016 2:20:00 PM Advisory Board Edit Delete
Pathways 9-21-15 Meeting-14.pdf
9-21-15 Pathways progress report to Advisory members and to the Executive Director of the Calif. Pathway to Law 5/27/2016 1:45:00 PM Advisory Board Edit Delete
Agenda-9-21-15-5.pdf
Advisory Agenda 9-21-15 and meeting with Interim Executive Director of the California Pathway to Law 5/27/2016 1:40:00 PM Advisory Board Edit Delete
LAMC Diversity Award.jpg
February 21, 2016 - California LAW Award of Recognition to LAMC - for Diversity Champion Community College for excellence and leadership in introducing students to careers in the law 5/27/2016 1:38:00 PM Advisory Board Edit Delete
UC Davis Law School Summit - 2-21-16.pdf
Advisory/Pathway to Law Summit - UC Davis Law School - 2-21-16 - Agenda 5/27/2016 1:32:00 PM Advisory Board Edit Delete
Case Brief Assessment Rubric-Fall2015.pdf
Case Brief Assessment Rubric used in assessing our students analysis of law cases they read 5/27/2016 12:52:00 PM SLO/Assessment Update Edit Delete
SLO Assessment Report Fall 2015-2-1-25-16.pdf
Fall 2015 SLO/PLO Assessment Rerport for Paralegal Studies Program 5/27/2016 12:30:00 PM SLO/Assessment Update Edit Delete
slor25-final.pdf
Spring 2015 SLO/PLO Assessment Report for Paralegal Studies Program 5/27/2016 12:12:00 PM SLO/Assessment Update Edit Delete
focus group 5-26-16-results.pdf
Paralegal Focus Group conducted on 5-26-16 in Academic Senate Offices - (Results) 5/27/2016 12:03:00 PM SLO/Assessment Update Edit Delete
2015 Paralegal Post-grad Survey Results.pdf
2015 Paralegal Post-grad Survey results 5/27/2016 10:26:00 AM SLO/Assessment Update Edit Delete
End of Course Reflections-Spring 2016.pdf
End of Course Reflections - Spring 2016 - All 12 Paralegal classes in our program 5/27/2016 10:11:00 AM SLO/Assessment Update Edit Delete
rotation-classes.pdf
Rotation of Paralegal Classes between Online and On Campus classes to better balance the offering of our classes 5/27/2016 7:29:00 AM Degree/Certificate Awards Edit Delete
DSC_3440-min.JPG
Award of Recognition presented to Dean Darlene Montes - May 19, 2016 at Paralegal/AJ Awards Ceremony in recognition of Dean Montes work with supporting concurrent enrollment if our local high schools in supporting teaching our Mission College law and Aj classes 5/27/2016 6:56:00 AM Enrollment Edit Delete
South LPP DIG Meeting Notes - April 2 2016.pdf
Core TMC Curriculum for Law and Public Policy to be the core curriculum for Pathway to Law. 5/26/2016 8:29:00 PM Student Success & Retention Edit Delete
EPC Commendations-Recommendations-DEPR - 4-27-15.pdf
Commendations and Recommendations - DE Program Review 4-27-15 5/28/2015 6:33:00 AM Challenges & Opportunities Edit Delete
DEPRT-FINAL-2-8-15.docx
DE Program Review Final Report to EPC 2-18-15 5/28/2015 6:31:00 AM Challenges & Opportunities Edit Delete
Advisory Update - 1-19-15.pdf
Pathways Law Advisory Update - and minutes of November 2014 Law Advisory 5/28/2015 6:12:00 AM Annual Planning Evaluation Edit Delete
smarter-measure.pdf
Smarter Measure online readiness software program to be implemented for our online students. 5/26/2015 10:10:00 PM Effective Use of Technology Edit Delete
net-tutor.pdf
Net Tutor platform for online and on campus tutoring offered through Online Education Initiative (OEI) 5/26/2015 10:02:00 PM Effective Use of Technology Edit Delete
zoom-video.pdf
Zoom Video platform adopted by the paralegal program 5/26/2015 9:58:00 PM Effective Use of Technology Edit Delete
schedule-classes.pdf
New Schedule of online and on campus classes to best maximize our class offerings each semester 5/26/2015 9:42:00 PM FTES Edit Delete
Law-Advisory-Spring2015-agend.pdf
Agenda for 5/27/15 AJ/Law Advisory 5/26/2015 8:30:00 PM Advisory Board Edit Delete
Abstract DUI Awareness-final.pdf
DUI awareness and mock trial abstract 5/26/2015 8:30:00 PM Advisory Board Edit Delete
Law-Advisory-Spring2015-4.pdf
AJ/Law Advisory Spring 2015 5/26/2015 8:28:00 PM Advisory Board Edit Delete
Human Rights Logo Federico Flyer-final-2.pdf
Federico Efron - Human Rights Activist Attorney speech to the law club 5/26/2015 8:25:00 PM Advisory Board Edit Delete
Advisory Update - 1-19-15.pdf
Law Advisory Update 1-19-15 5/26/2015 8:20:00 PM Advisory Board Edit Delete
USC law day-final.pdf
Visit to USC Law School as part of the Pathways to Law Program - April 17, 2015 5/26/2015 3:02:00 PM Degree/Certificate Awards Edit Delete
pathways-website-2.pdf
Pathways to Law Website located at http://lamission.edu/law/pathways 5/26/2015 2:15:00 PM Response to Recommendations Edit Delete
Weaknesses of being a paralegal.pdf
Weaknesses of being a paralegal. Our program needs to continue growing our paralegal alumni network, and outreach to help our paralegal graduates overcome the 8 inherent weaknesses of being a paralegal 11/19/2013 11:42:00 AM Challenges & Opportunities Edit Delete
Strengths of the Paralegal Profession.pdf
Strengths of the Paralegal Profession - job outlook and salaries 11/19/2013 11:19:00 AM Challenges & Opportunities Edit Delete
history of LAMC Paralegal Program.pdf
History of our Paralegal Studies Program at Mission 11/19/2013 11:08:00 AM Challenges & Opportunities Edit Delete
LAMC-accreditation.pdf
LAMC Paralegal Program Accreditation Statement - Mission College Paralegal Certificate is recognized as valid California Paralegal Certification and our paralegals are qualified California Paralegals under Bus. Prof. Code Section 6400/6450 11/19/2013 11:02:00 AM Annual Planning Evaluation Edit Delete
LASC-partnership.pdf
LA Superior Court - Outreach Paralegal Internship program - providing opportunities for our paralegal students at Mission 11/19/2013 10:45:00 AM Annual Planning Evaluation Edit Delete
NLS-Volunteer Opportunities Brochure.pdf
Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) partnership opportunities for our paralegal students at Mission 11/19/2013 10:41:00 AM Annual Planning Evaluation Edit Delete
paralegal-current-futurer-growth.pdf
Current and future trends of growth in Paralegal Studies - Report from Centers for Excellence 11/19/2013 10:01:00 AM Enrollment Per Section Edit Delete
our diverse law faculty-1.pdf
Our Diverse Faculty who teach in our law classes at Mission and who will develop our new Street Law curriculum and community services and civic curriculum in the Community Pathways to Law School 11/18/2013 7:35:00 PM FTES Edit Delete
Pathway-Team.pdf
Pathways to Law School Team 11/18/2013 10:52:00 AM Advisory Board Edit Delete
law-pathways-team.pdf
Law Pathways Team - a "cohort approach" with contextualized learning coordinated through and by the team, and use of Statistics as the math competency component. 11/12/2013 8:11:00 PM Degree/Certificate Awards Edit Delete
pathways-curriculum-1.pdf
Law Pathways Curriculum 11/12/2013 8:10:00 PM Degree/Certificate Awards Edit Delete
law-pathways.pdf
Law Pathways - California Community Colleges Initiative 11/12/2013 8:04:00 PM Degree/Certificate Awards Edit Delete
law-pathways-team.pdf
Law Pathways Team - This team will develop the 7 course curriculum to move our students towards transfer to the UC/CSU and then on to law schools 11/12/2013 12:38:00 PM Response to Recommendations Edit Delete
pathways-curriculum-1.pdf
Law Pathways Curriculum. We will work on adding a community service component to our law program as part of our new Law Pathways Program and Curriculum 11/12/2013 12:26:00 PM Response to Recommendations Edit Delete
law-pathways.pdf
California Community College Pathways to Law School Initiative. Our Paralegal Program is applying for this program. If accepted, we will coordinate a "cohort" curriculum to increase the number of our law and paralegal students who first transfer to 4 year CSU/UC and then apply and gain admission to law schools. 11/12/2013 12:21:00 PM Response to Recommendations Edit Delete
law-program012.pdf
Centers of Excellence, Customized Report for LAMC, June 7, 2012 11/18/2012 1:31:00 PM Supplemental Files Edit Delete
certs011.pdf
Paralegal Certs awarded 2007 - 2012 - paralegal program records - 207(41), 2008(41), 2009(35),2011 (49), 2012(49) 11/15/2012 9:47:00 AM Supplemental Files Edit Delete
SLO-ETHICS.html
Analysis of Ethics PLO Assessment 11/11/2012 1:47:00 PM Supplemental Files Edit Delete
newlawcerts.html
New Law Certificates 11/11/2012 1:43:00 PM Supplemental Files Edit Delete
paralegal-ethics.htm
Paralegal Program Ethics Assessment - Materials, Rubric, Case Study, Ethical Theories and Powerpoint 10/30/2011 8:24:00 PM Supplemental Files Edit Delete
paralegal-program-goals.pdf
Paralegal Program Goals 10/30/2011 8:08:00 PM Supplemental Files Edit Delete
2011-2012-funding.pdf
CTE Law Funding - 2011-2012 10/30/2011 7:53:00 PM Supplemental Files Edit Delete
slo-law.pdf
SLO-LAW Assessment, Results, Analysis, Strategy, and implementation - Fall 2008 by entire paralegal program. 10/25/2011 7:50:00 AM Supplemental Files Edit Delete
CTE Law Funding 2010-11.doc
  11/15/2010 9:31:00 PM Supplemental Files Edit Delete
CTEA Presentation 10-12-10.pdf
Law/Paralegal Presentation to CTEA on 10-12-10 on recent developments in the Paralegal Program at Mission 11/15/2010 3:17:00 PM Supplemental Files Edit Delete
PPR.pdf
Paralegal Program Enhancement Report - by Dominic Little - reporting on the progress of the assessment strategy, plans, objectives and outcomes for this project as part of enhancing and improving the Paralegal Studies Program at Mission. 11/15/2010 3:16:00 PM Supplemental Files Edit Delete

Feedbaack

Feedback
For continuous improvement, Program Review Oversight Committee takes your suggestions seriously. Please tell us which screen name(s) you would like to improve or change and how to make those changes or improvements.
None at this time. Keep up your excellent work in reviewing our programs at Mission. 

Respondent(s)
David Jordan, Esq. - Director of the Paralegal Studies Program and Faculty Champion for Pathway to Law

 

Active Objectives & Resources

Objective

Objective 1 : Increase the number of law students who transfer to UC/CSU  (2015-2016) (Priority: High)
Previous Set Goal:  
New Related Goal Areas:
1. Expand Access and Prepare Students for Success
3. Improve Quality of Educational Programs and Services to Increase Student Success
Individual(s) Responsible:  
Period: 1/1/2015  - 12/1/2018
Activity: To develop a "cohort" learning community to support the Law Pathways program
Expected Outcome and Measure: Increase in number of students in the paralegal/law program who transfer to UC/CSU who intend to get their BA and then go to Law School Expected Outcome - Increase from 8 degrees a year to 15 or m orel
Priority: High  ( )
Assessment:  
Status: InProgress
 

Resource

Resource Requested: Other  (2016-2017) (Quantity: 0  Units  )
Anticipated Total Cost: $5,000
Contact Person: David Jordan
Description of Item: Membership to Calif. Community College Pathway to Law Initiative which assists to establish a bridge from high school, to Mission, and then to UC/CSU, and then on to law school or on to a BA in various subjects which are related to the law
Type: Ongoing
Resource Priority: Critical
Status: PendingFunding

Resource

Resource Requested: SuppliesPrinting  (2015-2016) (Quantity: 0  Units  )
Anticipated Total Cost: $1,000
Contact Person: Prof David Jordan
Description of Item: Printing and supplies needed to support the Pathways to Law School program
Type: Ongoing
Resource Priority: Medium
Status: PendingFunding

Objective

Objective 2 : Increase partnerships with law firms and the courts  (2013-2014) (Priority: High)
Previous Set Goal: 3. Improve Educational Quality
New Related Goal Areas:
1. Expand Access and Prepare Students for Success
3. Improve Quality of Educational Programs and Services to Increase Student Success
Individual(s) Responsible: David Jordan
Period: 2/1/2014  - 7/1/2015
Activity: establish new partnerships through a job shadowing and mentoring program through currently employed paralegals who will assist our current paralegals to transition to meaningful paralegal employment through job shadowing and mentoring.
Expected Outcome and Measure: Numbers of paralegals employed in the legal field.
Priority: High  ( )
Assessment: This will be assessed by year ending once our current paralegals have participated in the job shadowing and mentoring program.
Status: InProgress
   

2017-2018 Active Resource Summary

CategoryFTEOn-Going RequestsOne-Time RequestsTotal Cost
Personnel (Adjunct) 0.0 0 0 $0
Personnel (FRg/Classified/Unclassified) 0.0 0 0 $0
Supplies/Printing 0.0 1 0 $1,000
Equipment 0.0 0 0 $0
Other 0.0 1 0 $5,000
Totals 0.0 2 0 $6,000

2016-2017 Business / Law Budget Information

CategoryFTETotal Budget
Totals   $0

Unit Assessment Completed By: David Jordan, Director Paralegal Studies Program  @ 5/27/2016 3:57:00 PM 

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