What are Student Learning Outcomes?
Student learning outcomes (SLOs) describe what students are expected to know, do and appreciate as a result of the academic advising experience (Boston & Joslin, 2014).
1. Focusing on the learner/advisees and approaching our work from an Advising is Teaching framework.
2. Based on three domains of learning - cognitive, affective and psychomotor
As a result of the academic advising experience,
What do we want students to know? (cognitive)
What do we want students to do? (skills/psychomotor)
What do we want students to value and appreciate? (affective)
As a result of the academic advising experience, students will
1. Clarify academic, personal and professional goals
- Discover and reflect on their strengths, values and aspirations
- Connect majors to their skills, interests and abilities
- Explore career paths related to their academic and personal goals
2. Navigate and utilize University systems and resources, including
- System technologies
- Schedule advising appointments
- Degree planning tools
- Advising partnership
- Student success services
3. Identify the next steps of their academic journey
- Academic plan
- Degree requirements
- How to apply for or declare a major