Writing Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes identify what students will know and be able to do by the end of a course or program. They should be framed as statements that describe significant and essential learning that students can demonstrate and should represent your highest aspirations for your students. Even learning outcomes that seem ineffable or difficult to quantify (frequently seen in arts and humanities disciplines) can usually be assessed by some measure and should be included in program learning outcomes.

This page contains a collection of resources for faculty on how to write program learning outcomes that accurately reflect the primary mission of the program and that are measurable and useful for assessment purposes.

Examples of Outcomes & Assessment Plans



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