A learning outcome is a brief statement of a skill, competency, or attitude a successful student will achieve by the end of a degree program or a course.
- A degree program has a set of abstract program learning outcomes (PLOs), each of which is supported by more detailed learning outcomes from several courses.
- Each course has more concrete subject-specific course learning outcomes (CLOs). Some are meant to directly support the program learning outcomes; others are more detailed descriptions of the specifics of the course.
This website contains learning outcome information that is meant to be reasonably stable across several years, subject to regular reviews. Specific course offerings may describe even more concrete outcomes that might vary from term to term.
The has several resources for understanding learning outcomes.
These web pages are the current version of the learning outcomes catalog. Many originated in the QUQAP Cyclic Program Review in 2014-15. All are under review during 2015-2022 and can be expected to change.