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WCC’s commitment to improving student learning and programs has led to a mature assessment culture. The College has an institutional commitment to integrating assessment practices at all levels of the institution.

Student learning outcomes (SLOs) are course objectives centered on the students as opposed to more traditional faculty-centered or course-centered expressions. SLOs do not describe what faculty want to teach or what the course will cover, but are statements that describe the specific, measurable knowledge or skills that students will be able to demonstrate upon completing an educational experience.

A general education learning outcome (GE-SLOs) is a statement that outlines what a student is expected to know or be capable of doing by the end of a course within the general education curriculum. These outcomes are included in the syllabus for each course.

A program learning outcome (PLO) is a statement that describes what a student is expected to know or be able to do once they have completed an educational program, such as a certificate of competence or achievement, an academic subject certificate, or an associate degree. These outcomes are listed in WCC’s course catalog.

To assess GE-SLOs and PLOs, WCC faculty teams have developed outcome-specific rubrics and success criteria used to assess student learning, courses, and programs.