Assessment Workshop Review of Goals and Learning Outcomes. Student Affairs C.C.S.U. Review, revise and confirm current Goals, Learning Outcomes, and V.P. Priority Goals Tips for writing and applying goals, samples of survey tools to validate assessment activities
Student Affairs C.C.S.U.
CCSU - Student Affairs Assessment Matrix and V.P. Priority Goals
1. Retention and graduation (student success) CCSU campus community
2. Community Engagement
3. Collaborations with Academic and Student Affairs
5. Safety, Health, and Wellness
Writing Learning Outcomes CCSU campus community
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
What are learning outcomes?
Learning outcomes are statements that specify what learners will know or be able to DO as a result of a learning activity. The key word is DO and the need in drafting learning outcomes are active verbs. Outcomes describe a desired condition such as knowledge, skills, or attitudes
that need to be fulfilled.
What are the characteristics of good learning outcomes?
Three characteristics of learning outcomes
1. The specified action by the learners must be observable.
2. The specified action by the learners must be measurable.
3. The specified action must be done by the learners.
An ultimate test when writing a learning outcome is whether or not the action taken by the
participants can be assessed. If not, the outcome probably does not meet all three characteristics.
1. who is to perform;
2. what action they are to take;
3. some result that must come from their action.
How do you fix an unclear outcome? CCSU campus community
If you can ask the simple question (“Can it be measured?”), you will discover that learning
outcomes have shortcomings. Some outcomes may not be measurable.
• Unclear learning outcome:
Students will understand three main reasons for participating in volunteerism
• Clear learning outcome:
Students will list three reasons for participating in volunteer opportunities.
• Unclear learning outcome:
Students will develop an appreciation of cultural diversity in the L.A. area.
Clear learning outcome:
Students will summarize in writing their feelings about cultural diversity in the L.A. area.
Departmental Objective 2011-12 Residence Life CCSU campus community
Complete results will not be available until fall and spring as indicated based on the timeframes of the goals, new increased efforts to overfill are in progress now in an effort to reach the capacity goals later. Below are the current changes in progress and enabling activities
University Objective: 2.12 Increase the ratio of full-time to part-time student
Program Summaries, Accomplishments, Highlights
Strategic Goals and Objectives
New and revised updates on Goals, Learning Outcomes, and Vice Presidents Priority Goal(s)