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

Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza
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:
  • General information for faculty, students and others explaining CSM's Assessment Philosophy and the Assessment Calendar.
  • 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.
  • Student Learning Outcomes defined for each of our courses, degree and certificate programs, academic support centers, and student services, as well as our General Education SLOs.
  • SLO Assessment Results for courses, programs, General Education, student services and academic support centers.
  • Information about the College Assessment Committee (CAC) – meetings, contact information, reports.
  • Resources for faculty and others looking to find out more about SLOs.