The URLs listed were accurate as of September, 2009. Our campus CRC website also has a selection of on-line references.
Other Handbooks and Guides:
Writing Student Learning Outcomes, A Beginners' Guide, ASCCC
Guiding Principles for SLO Assessments, ASCCC, 2010
Data 101, Guiding Principles for Faculty, 2010, ASCCC
Authentic Assessment PowerPoint (From a workshop at Rio Hondo College)
Creating Authentic Assessments, SLO Institute, 2011. (A workbook used for conference presentation.)
California State University (Yes, CSU campuses are also working on SLOs.)
http://www.calstate.edu/itl/resources/assessment/The Assessment link opens a list of a dozen or so links to a variety of on-line references.
The Rubrics link opens a page with basic information about rubrics. At the bottom of the page is a link to a long list of rubric examples used on CSU campuses and other institutions.
(This link updated on March 25, 2013.)
North Carolina State University (Yes, campuses across the country have SLOs.)
Extensive annotated and regularly updated list of Internet resources for higher education outcomes assessment. Listed by category as follows:
Assessments of Specific Skills and Content
Individual Institutions’ Assessment Related Pages
State Boards and Commissions
Student Assessments (Evaluations) of Courses and Faculty
Center for Student Success
Research and Planning (RP) Group for California Community Colleges
This site has archived a large collection of “case studies” (examples) of SLO work from many California Community College campuses. Use the learning assessment tab. This takes you to a page where you select the type of case study you would like to investigate:
Institutional/College Level Program/Major Level
Course/Class Level Basic Skills
Occupational/Technical General Education
Library/Learning Assistance Student Services/Student Development
Templates/Rubrics/Tools College Department Processes
Bibliographies/Guides/Readings San Diego Student Success Conference, 2006
Once you select the type of case study, you are presented with a detailed annotated list of links to the work of other campuses.
Janet Fulks of Bakersfield College has written an online Handbook. Some of the material in this document is borrowed (with permission) from her website. She also has an extensive list of links to other online sources.
Mt. SAC in Walnut (LA area), CA has an excellent SLO/AUO web site.
Toolkit--Links to Resources and Examples organized by Core Competency
Accreditation Institute 2011 Power Point: Using SLO Evidence in Planning and Resource Allocation
Or do a Google search as there are many similar websites about Bloom’s Taxonomy
There are 7 regional accrediting commissions of higher education in the US. All require SLOs.
Two are part of WASC (ACCJC and ACSCU). Links to the other 5 are given below.
New England Association of Colleges and Schools
See summary for standard 4.44 from the following:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (Chicago)
See the link to Student Learning, Assessment and Accreditation from the following URL
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
See Standard 2B on the following webpage:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
SLOs are discussed in the Quality Enhancement Plan