Developing the Passport Learning Outcomes and Proficiency Criteria, Written Communication

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

James Goodman
Dean of Arts & Sciences, Leeward Community College

Teresa Tande
Associate Professor English/Humanities, Lake Region State College

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Members of the Written Communication faculty team James Goodman and Teresa Tande will share information about the process for developing the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and their accompanying Proficiency Criteria (PC). You will learn how they were able to find alignment across their institutions – where there was easy consensus and where they had to work through the differences. This information should provide a good background for understanding the role of the PC and leading discussions on your campus about determining the congruence of your institution’s/state’s learning outcomes with the PLOs.


James Goodman, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Leeward Community College

James Goodman has served at Leeward Community College in Pearl City, Hawaiʻi as Dean of Arts & Sciences since 1995. He has chaired his campus’ Developmental Education Committee and has worked with his faculty to develop a number of programs including the AS in Natural Sciences. He chaired the Passport Learning Outcomes Team for Written Communication in 2012 and later recruiting faculty for Round II. Prior, he was an Associate Professor in Art and served as Faculty Senate Chair. Goodman earned his BFA and MFA at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Teresa Tande, Associate Professor English/Humanities, Lake Region State College

Teresa Tande, associate professor of English/Humanities/Communication at Lake Region State College, has held her full-time position the past eight years, following 20 years as a part-time instructor. During that time she also taught high school and then middle school English. She is involved with the state General Education Council, having just served as its president. In addition to several language arts related state initiatives, Tande is also involved with the college’s retention, diversity, and accreditation committees. Tande received her B.S. in music and English and her Master’s in Education and her National Board Certification in Language Arts.

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