Learning outcomes help faculty and students come to a common understanding about the purpose and goals of a course or academic program. By providing clear and comprehensive learning outcomes, faculty begin to provide a transparent pathway for student success.
Learning outcomes are the cornerstones of course design and assessment, and help students focus on what is important. Learning outcomes can also be considered an inclusive teaching practice as they can help clarify expectations for all students.
As stated in the campus Institutional Plan for Assessing Student Learning, course and program learning outcomes are required for all courses and programs.
Further, learning outcomes are required in academic program approval and review, course approval, and in group instruction course syllabi.