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Student Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes indicate what students are expected to gain from the course, as opposed to what the instructor wishes to accomplish. In specifying the outcomes, address specific tasks, fields of knowledge, methodologies, techniques, and so on, at a level of expectation appropriate to the course content (e.g., introductory course versus advanced seminar). For example: "Students completing course X will be able to..." The number of outcomes per course varies widely, depending on program requirements, external accreditation, and the specific nature of the course. Properly written outcomes are observable and measurable.

For more information, refer to Student Learning Outcomes and Writing Measurable Learning Outcomes.