SLO Overview
What are Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)?


Student Learning Outcomes are statements of the overarching knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or values students should acquire in a course or program. These broad learning outcomes demonstrate core student understanding and application of a subject. When creating a new course or modifying an existing course, notice the following hierarchy:

  • The synthesis of objectives builds up to overarching course-level SLOs (CSLOs)
  • The synthesis of CSLOs builds up to overarching program-level SLOs (PSLOs)
  • The synthesis of CSLOs and PSLOs builds up to overarching institutional learning outcomes (ISLOs)