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Ohio University: Center for Teaching & Learning Overview

Student learning outcomes are brief, clear statements about what students will know, understand, and be able to do following successful completion of a course or program of study. Effective student learning outcomes link with  educational objectives delineated for the course, the program, and the university.

Learning outcomes provide students with an understanding of what they are expected to learn from a given course or program of study;  can assist others (prospective students, their parents, graduate schools, etc.) understand what students have learned from a given course or program of study;  and can assist with curriculum development and program planning.

Effective with the transition to semesters in 2012, all Ohio University courses will include student learning outcomes.

Learning outcomes resources and links posted on this site include:

Some Links of Possible Interest

Ohio University Q2S (Quarters to Semesters) Transition Fact Sheets

OCEAN (OHIO Curriculum Enhancement and Approval Network) Course Database (OAK log-in required):

Ohio University Faculty Handbook re: Learning Objectives (Outcomes) on syllabi:

Ohio Board of Regents' Calendar Conversion Resources (including sample syllabi and helpful hints, especially for TAG and OTM reviews)

Ohio State's University Center for the Advancement of Teaching's "Semester Change" page (with info on their Course Design Institutes)

Quality Matters ("a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses.")