Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Student Learning Outcomes

 

Levels of Assessment

University Learning Outcomes

The University of Northern Iowa recognizes that academic assessment is key to improving student learning.  This process begins with the establishment of measurable student learning goals and outcomes. The institution has three overarching learning goals for all students:
 

Critical Thinking.  Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking through the ability to evaluate, analyze, and integrate information from a variety of sources in order to develop reasoned positions and solutions to problems.

Communication. Graduates will display competence in oral, written, and visual communication, as appropriate for their discipline.

Program Content Knowledge. Graduates will demonstrate discipline-specific knowledge and skills in their major fields of study.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduate and undergraduate programs have outcomes specific to their programs and degree offerings. Students are better positioned to take responsibility for their own learning if educational goals and objectives are clearly defined and measured. Program-specific student learning outcomes (SLOs) are available in the 2019-2020 course catalog by scrolling down and selecting the department in which the program is housed. ​

General Education Outcomes

Current Liberal Arts Core outcomes can be found here.