Student Learning Outcomes

eLumen Instructions: Managing Program Outcomes

Creating a program outcome

Only the discipline coordinator can create program outcomes (PSLOs) for degrees and certificates. To begin, make sure your role of Discipline Coordinator is showing in the drop-down next to your name, and next to that, make sure your discipline is showing.

  1. Click SLOs & Assessments, then click the button for your degree/certificate. If your discipline has multiple degrees/certificates, there will be a drop-down for the button called PSLO Classes for Program. Click that button, then choose the degree/certificate to which you want to create the outcome. DO NOT CLICK THE BUTTON THAT SAYS PSLOs.

    Click SLOs & Assessments, then click the button for your degree/certificate.

  2. Click Add PSLO.

    Click Add PSLO.

  3. Enter your PSLO, making sure to begin your PSLO with "Upon completion of the [certificate, AS, AST, AA, or AAT] in [name of degree or certificate], the student should be able to..." Click Save. You will be taken into a workflow.

    Enter your PSLO, making sure to begin your PSLO with "Upon completion of the [certificate, AS, AST, AA, or AAT] in [name of degree or certificate], the student should be able to..." Click Save. You will be taken into a workflow.

  4. Answer the question about why the outcome needs to be created. Make sure you include your name and the name of the degree or certificate (example: Humanities AA). Click Save and Continue.

    Answer the question about why the outcome needs to be created. Make sure you include your name and the name of the degree or certificate (example: Humanities AA). Click Save and Continue.

  5. In the third drop-down for the curriculum map, choose your degree/certificate.

    In the third drop-down for the curriculum map, choose your degree/certificate.

  6. Clicking a box for an course SLO will map it to the corresponding PSLO. You can map a course SLO to multiple PSLOs.

    Clicking a box for an course SLO will map it to the corresponding PSLO.

  7. Click Submit at the bottom. Your new PSLO will not show up right away; it will have to be approved by the SLO Committee Chair first. Once approved, it will appear. If you want to see it when it appears, click SLOs & Assessments - Curriculum Map, then in the drop-down on the right under Programs, choose your degree/certificate.

    Click Submit at the bottom.

    You can always review your mappings--and change them--by clicking SLOs & Assessments - Curriculum Map. In in the drop-down on the right under Programs, choose your degree/certificate.

Obtaining program outcome results

  1. To see how well students performed on the program outcomes, click Reports.

    To see how well students performed on the program outcomes, click Reports.

  2. Click SLO Performance Report.

    Click SLO Performance Report.

  3. Choose the terms you want to include. Select the course group for your degree/certificate. For SLO Dimension, select your degree/certificate. If you click Show Format and Share options, you'll have a few extra options, such as the format of the report. The default format is PDF. Click Generate Report.

    Choose the terms you want to include. Select the course group for your degree/certificate. For SLO Dimension, select your degree/certificate.

  4. You will be taken to the Document Library, where your report will be available for download. The report might take a minute or so to generate.

    You will be taken to the Document Library, where your report will be available for download.

Student Learning Outcomes

John Ruys
SLO Committee Co-Chair
925.424.1267

Ann Hight
SLO Committee Co-Chair
925.424.1307

Madeline Wiest
Curriculum and SLO Specialist
925.424.1106

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