Resources

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes are direct statements that describe the essential knowledge and abilities that students should possess, and the depth of learning that is expected upon completion of a course or program. Students benefit from clearly articulated and assessed course-level learning outcomes, which are also the foundation for an effectively aligned and integrated curriculum.


Guidance Documents

Program Learning Outcomes for Thesis-based Programs: A How-To Guide   

Program Learning Outcomes for Thesis-Based Programs: A How-To Guide (PDF)

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Learning Outcomes for Thesis-based Programs: A How-To Guide by https://www.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Permanent link: https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-8vd4-t419

A Guide to Learning Outcomes at the University of Alberta
 

A Guide to Learning Outcomes at the University of Alberta (PDF)

This flexible guide is designed to assist instructors and programs in writing effective learning outcomes. For each section, you can (a) read a scenario and learn from others' experiences; and (b) get answers to key questions, and suggestions to consider for your own context and needs.

Permanent link: https://doi.org/10.7939/R3JD4Q569



Presentations

Brenda Brouwer  

Graduate Learning Outcomes

March 16, 2018
Dr. Brenda Brouwer, Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Queen's University.

Watch the presentation here.

Sponsored by the Vice-Provost (Learning Initiatives).

Harvey Weingarten   

Why Should a Research-Intensive University Care About Learning Outcomes?

November 14, 2017
Dr. Harvey Weingarten, President and CEO of the Higher Education HEQCO (Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario) and President Emeritus of the University of Calgary.

Watch the presentation here.

Sponsored by the Vice-Provost (Learning Initiatives).



Archives

Learning Outcomes Retreat May 2, 2017


Consultations

CTL is available to consult with individual instructors who wish to write/review their course learning outcomes.

Should a department of faculty wish to review their curriculum for alignment and coherence, sequencing and continuity of student learning outcomes across a program and the like, CTL’s faculty and staff are able to provide counsel to guide the process.


Invited Workshops

In addition to our regular CTL workshops (see Events), we are available to facilitate workshops for groups of instructors in a program or unit who are writing/reviewing learning outcomes.

Request a workshop or consultation service by filling out CTL's Request for Consultation Service Form.