Sometimes called “goals” and/or objectives, the phrase “student learning outcomes” in this context refers to knowledge, skills, abilities, or attitudes that students should have achieved by the end of the course or a formal educational experience, ones that are both observable and measurable.
Strong SLOs are clear, measurable/observable, and specific in terms of what you want your student to be able to do or understand following the completion of your course or program. The emphasis of student learning outcomes is on what students can do with what they have learned, resulting in a product that can be evaluated.
CET&L has developed an SLO rubric that faculty can use as a self-evaluation tool to assess their rewritten student learning outcomes. The rubric also serves as a guide for department/unit heads and program directors who will be reviewing C-1 submissions.
The list below provides examples of rewritten SLOs (many submitted by UC faculty).
British Literature (TAG COURSE)
Cell Biology (Graduate Level)
Gene Expression and Regulation
Information Literacy (Designed for First Year Students)
Introduction to Cell Biology
Introduction to Stage Lighting
Introductory Geoscience Course