Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program learning outcomes are defined in
terms of the knowledge, skills, and abilities that students have attained as a
result of their involvement in a particular program, degree, certificate or series of learning activities leading to mastery.
Learning Outcomes purposes, the definition of a Program is as follows:
A program is any area that currently conducts
Program Reviews. These areas are directly related to the core competencies,
college operations and non-academic services. Programs that should have written
learning outcomes are:
- AA-T/AS-T degree
- DegreesCertificated programs
- ALL Programs (cohesive set of courses)
vocational and general education
- Student Services Programs (SSPLOs)
- Administrative Services (AOs)
- Anyone seeking resources (program
- Proposed Programs
Each of these programs would measure
themselves against Institutional Learning Outcomes and
analyze and make plans within their collective programs.
These programs are required to conduct ongoing
cyclical processes every three years, leading to purposeful innovations to improve teaching, learning,
and student success. Assessing more than one PLO at a tie is strongly recommended.