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Learning Outcomes

What are Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs) and where can I find them?

CSLOs describe the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or attitudes that student attain by successfully completing a course. All faculty are required to list the CSLOs on the course syllabus.

What are Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) and where can I find them? 

PSLOs describe the learning obtained across multiple courses. It describes the ideal graduate of a particular program and what a graduate will be able to do once they have successfully completed all the courses and requirements of a program.  These are listed in the College Catalog and on each department's web pages (see below Academic Department links).

What are Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs)? 

ISLOs, also known as General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs) state the skills and abilities that students are expected to have mastered by the time they graduate from Los Angeles City College. Students that earn a degree from LACC will be able to…

  1. Broad & Integrative Knowledge. Consolidate broad knowledge that bridges multiple areas of learning and fields of study.
  2. Civic Engagement. Have the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to help promote the quality of life in diverse communities through both political and non-political processes.
  3. Diverse Perspectives. Display the intellectual flexibility that enables perception of the world through varied cultural customs, practices, and viewpoints of different identities.
  4. Ethical Reasoning. Rationally reflect and evaluate ethical systems and codes of conduct.
  5. Aesthetic Awareness. Ability to create, categorize, appreciate, and analyze artistic objects and the aesthetic responses of audiences.
  6. Communication Competency. Produce verbal and written communication that is clear, logical, organized and adapted to effectively meet the needs of various audiences.
  7. Critical & Creative Thinking. Use appropriate reasoning, analytic, and problem solving strategies to draw logical conclusions or formulate creative solutions.
  8. Information Competency. Research, evaluate, use, and communicate information in various formats.
  9. Quantitative Competency. Represent and logically interpret mathematical information visually, numerically, and verbally.
  10. Lifelong & Applied Learning. Apply skills to address unscripted problems and practice intellectual curiosity that values diversity of thought.
  11. Technical Proficiency. Demonstrate specific proficiencies with respect to their major field of study.

What is the purpose of assessment?

Assessment is one way that faculty use to measure and improve learning. The assessment results are analyzed by faculty and they look for areas where student performance is strong and areas that need improvement. Then faculty create plans to help students improve their performance, such as revising assignments, textbooks, instructional methods, or activities. The assessment process is a requirement for accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.