Student Guide to Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Student Learning Outcome (SLO) assessment ensures that LBCC delivers an engaging, relevant learning experience to students!
Long Beach City College wants all students, regardless of educational goals, to know what SLOs are and where to find them. Having access to this information will assist students as they choose courses, a major, or a program of study. It will also help them track their learning through a degree or certificate program, and provide a clear understanding of what’s expected of students and faculty alike.
SLOs are statements of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or attitudes that faculty members expect students to learn in a course or a program. Every year, faculty assess these outcomes to discover whether students are learning what faculty say they should be learning, and the results of these assessments guide faculty in making improvements to curriculum, course and program design, instruction, and assessments. SLO assessment is also a way to inform the community and outside agencies about the quality of student learning and success at LBCC.
Since SLOs indicate the scope and difficulty of learning, students can use them to determine the level of commitment required for a course and what kind of support or assistance may necessary for achieving success. Students may even use SLOs to inform potential employers about what they learned or can do as a result of attending LBCC. Students will also be able to demonstrate to university professors a grasp of the undergraduate knowledge necessary to move forward in a major or career path.