Research, Planning & Accreditation

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) are a fundamental element of ACCJC Standard II and set the expectation of what students will learn from each specific course. Institutionally approved course outcomes, required in each syllabus, are used to assess knowledge gained over a course of study. SLOs specify an action by the student that must be observable, measurable and able to be demonstrated.

The overall purpose of SLOs is to determine that students are learning well what faculty are teaching. Identifying and regularly assessing SLOs as part of routine activities will:

  1. Help departments understand how to better facilitate student learning.
  2. Provide departments with feedback by answer question, such as the following:
    1. Are your services providing what they are supposed to beyond customer satisfaction?
    2. What skills are students learning?
    3. Are these the skills we want them to learn?
    4. Are these the skills we are teaching them?
  3. Enable students to articulate what they are learning and have learned from attending IVC, inside and outside of the classroom.

For more information regarding SLOs, reference and training materials please visit the SLO Task Force Inside.IVC.