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Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes at WSU

Student learning outcomes (SLOs) represent core skills and knowledge students should develop through a curriculum or program of study. SLOs provide students and faculty with a framework for understanding goals and expectations for a degree. WSU faculty provide students with SLOs at multiple levels, including university-wide, program-level, and course-level.

University-wide Learning Goals and Outcomes for the Baccalaureate

All undergraduates, regardless of major, and expected to meet WSU’s Seven Learning Goals. Courses in WSU’s general education curriculum (UCORE) are designed to engage students in meeting these goals and outcomes.

Program-level Student Learning Outcomes

Each of WSU’s academic degree programs has developed student learning outcomes that capture what they want students to learn in their curriculum or program of study. These program-level learning outcomes often align with university learning outcomes, in terms of disciplinary expectations. Each degree program provides their learning outcomes to students in the WSU Catalog and on departmental websites.

Course-level Student Learning Outcomes

For any course taught/offered at WSU, a course syllabus must contain student learning outcomes, and a method of assessing them. For more information, see Course Planning and Syllabi.

Resources for Program-level Student Learning Outcomes

Program Spotlights Related to Student Learning Outcomes

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