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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 identify skills gaps that may be present in your students as a whole, or specific populations of your students, to ensure equitable learning outcomes. Identifying and regularly assessing SLOs as part of routine activities will:

  1. Help departments understand how to better facilitate student learning.
  2. 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. A few quick access resources for faculty are provided in the links below.