Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) at College of San Mateo - Overview
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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)


Contact Us

Madeleine Murphy
SLO Coordinator
(650) 574-6344

Tarana Chapple
Interim Dean of ASLT
(650) 574-6572
"The overriding purpose of assessment is to understand how educational programs are working and to determine whether they are contributing to student growth and development."

– Palomba and Banta (1999)

What you will find here:

Program Review 2018 Workshops

General Assessment Workshops

What else you will find here:

  • Resources, including archived workshop materials, for faculty and others looking to find out more about SLOs.  
  • A Faculty Toolkit explaining
    • Various purposes to which SLO assessments may be put;
    • Suggestions for how to differentiate SLO assessment from other forms of assessment (e.g. grades) or other ways of defining course outcomes (e.g. course objectives);
    • Guidelines for writing meaningful, measurable outcomes for a course or program;
    • Some suggestions for assessment methods;
    • A brief FAQ summary of the above, for those who just want the basics.
  • Information about the College Assessment Committee (CAC) – meetings, contact information, reports.