To understand how we might be impacting student learning we must first define our student learning outcomes and then measure if the learning activities implemented were effective.
Student Learning Outcomes are goals that describe how a student will be different because of a learning experience. More specifically, learning outcomes are the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits of mind that students take with them from a learning experience. (Suskie, 2009).
It may be difficult to know where to start in writing a student learning outcome.
Here are some questions to first consider that might help you brainstorm a list of outcomes.
The focus should be on what a student will be able to do with the information or learning experience garnered in the course or program (Suskie, 2009)
Source: Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide, 2nd edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.