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. Understand the advising partnership
- Advisee expectations and responsibilities
- Advisor role and responsibilities
2. Discover and reflect on strengths, values and aspirations in order to clarify academic interest
- Select majors appropriate for their skills, interests and abilities
- Be aware of and utilize relevant university resources and opportunities
3. Navigate through university systems and processes
- Degree planning tools
- Scheduling advising appointments
4. Know the importance of higher education to build the foundation for lifelong learning
- Purpose of general education requirements and electives
- Purpose of campus involvement
- Purpose of community engagement