Student learning outcomes assessment is a process in which members of the higher education community identify what students should be able to do by the end of an educational unit and determine the degree to which they meet these goals. It also requires us to consider how to use the information systematically gathered on student performance to improve the teaching/learning process. (AALHE)
The success of students, instructional units, and the institution as a whole depend upon continuous improvement of student learning. Assessment is a purposeful, systematic, and collaborative process for documenting what students have learned and how their knowledge and skills have grown. It is a deliberate course of action that defines expected student achievement in terms of learning outcomes, and measures actual student achievement using predetermined internal standards and external benchmarks. (Community College of Baltimore County)
Outcomes assessment is a collaborative process of inquiry regarding student learning outcomes, followed by analysis, reflection, and action. The goal of outcomes assessment is to improve student learning and improve instructional programs. Outcomes assessment is not individual student, faculty, course, or program evaluation. Student learning outcomes are statements of what students know or can do upon successful completion of a course or program. (Clark College)
If you need to make changes to existing SLOs (by adding, modifying, or deleting) and are making no other changes to the course outline, please use the SLO Change form.
If you are changing elements of a course outline as well as the SLOs, please go to the Curriculum web page or use the Course Modification form.