SMART Guidelines

WRITING STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Specific The outcomes are distinctive to the unit they are assessing. A student outcome specifies what the student will do, obtain, understand, etc.
Measureable Objectives associated with the outcome should be stated in measurable terms. This means that it is feasible to collect accurate and reliable data.
Aggressive but Attainable Outcome should include reasonable stretch targets. (Where would you like the unit to be?).
Results-Oriented A student outcome should focus on student behaviors or responses, not on teaching or academic processes. Other outcomes may focus on program improvement.
Timely The outcome should indicate the time frame for achievement of the outcome (e.g., by graduation, at the end of the first year of the program).

MATT Guidelines

MATURE Guidelines

In addition to the information included here, we invite you to participate in events focused on Assessment listed in our calendar and to contact the Faculty Center for additional assistance.

 

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