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Good Outcomes Characteristics
The Outcomes should be:

Helpful Hints   

  • Measurable

  • Discipline-specific

  • Transferable

  • Clear to instructor and student

  • Developmental

1. Ask yourself, "What should a student know?" 

2. Work with one or two people to draft SLOs

3. Review outcomes with others in department

4. Specify any small populations, if any



  • Focus on a small number of high priority outcomes
  • Don't try to cover every domain
  • Use action verbs on targeted level of Bloom's Taxonomy