Student Learning Outcomes

Service Area Outcomes
Service Area Outcomes include structured events that occur outside of the classroom, complement the academic programs, and enhance the overall educational experience of students.

Administrative Outcomes
Administrative Outcomes complement the academic programs and enhance, maintain and support the educational experience of students.

Program Learning Outcomes
Program learning outcomes are statements that describe what learners will know and be able to do when they graduate from a program.

Institutional Learning Outcomes
Institutional Learning outcomes encompass the whole student experience.

The Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Assessment initiative at Foothill College is chaired by the Academic Senate and the Senate's Curriculum Committee. Faculty use a team approach toward developing student learning outcomes and assessments for their courses and the programs at the college. Along with the Curriculum Committee, the Student Learning Outcomes Coordinator led the effort to develop the institutional/degree level student learning outcomes.

What are Student Learning Outcomes?

Student Learning Outcomes are explicit statements describing knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that a student will be able to demonstrate at the end (or as a result) of his or her engagement in a particular lesson, course, program, or collegiate experience.

Student Learning Outcomes address the learning from the student's point of view: "At the end of this course, the student will be able to..."

To view SLO statements for a course, use the Course Outlines Search Form.

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