Measuring what students are learning in co-curricular, extra-curricular and support programs is now a part of student affairs professionals’ reporting protocol. Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are a critical aspect of identifying and measuring student learning both in and out of the classroom. Additionally, SLOs are a requirement by most, if not all, accreditation agencies.
Where do you start? How do you write an effective Student Learning Outcome? How do you actually measure the SLO? What do you do with the data that is extracted from assessing an SLO? Examples of well-written and poorly written SLOs will be reviewed in this webinar. Participants will also receive an overview of appropriate measurement tools as well as examples of how SLO data has been used for change, including the use of a rubric. All are encouraged to bring current SLOs and their assessments to this webinar for feedback and exchange of ideas.
- Understand the importance of identifying and measuring student learning, whether vying for campus resources or demonstrating the viability and necessity of student support programs
- Differentiate between a well-written, effective Student Learning Outcome (SLO) and a poorly written, less effective SLO
- Learn how to utilize a rubric for tracking an SLO and its assessment
- Identify assessment tools for measuring SLOs
- Reflect on current SLOs and examine ways to strengthen them
- Exchange ideas and share SLOs with other webinar participants
- 2-year institutions & 4-year institutions
- All Student Services/Affairs Departments
- Accreditation Officers
- Directors of Assessment