Essential Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes
Student learning outcomes are more specific statements than the Essential Learning Outcome categories. The campus community created and voted upon the ELOs; in contrast,individual instructors craft student learning outcomes for each course. These specific student learning outcome statements indicate what students will know and be able to do as a result of their engagement in a specific course.
During course construction and revision, instructors are encouraged to participate in "backwards design" - first imagining the grand vision for what a student might learn in a course and then working backwards to determine how that might occur. Eventually, well-written, specific, measurable student learning outcomes are constructed to create shared expectations among the instructor and students. During course design, instructors can also align classroom process and course assessment with the carefully crafted student learning outcomes.
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