Outcomes - Student Learning Outcomes for Courses and Degree Programs

Student learning outcomes are learner-focused statements reflecting what a student will be able to do as a result of an instructional activity. Each outcome statement should start with a measurable action verb that indicates the level of learning, followed by a precise description of the learned behavior, knowledge, or attitude. Bloom's Taxonomy is a useful tool for choosing action verbs that accurately describe a desired level of student learning.

For example, an OSU faculty member will be able to:

Slash (4xx/5xx) courses must have differentiated learning outcomes for graduate and undergraduate students (i.e. two separate sets of learning outcomes listed on the syllabus). See Slash (4xx/5xx) courses-Differentiation of Learning Expectations.

All degree and certificate programs should publish student learning outcomes on their website or other program material.

Additional Information: Slash (4xx/5xx) courses-Differentiation of Learning Expectations