Student Learning Outcomes

GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Rules of Thumb Avoid use of verbs such as, “demonstrate”, “know”, “recognize”, “value”, “appreciate”, etc. Use only a single action verb per Student Learning Outcome (SLO). Use Bloom’s taxonomy for verb selection. Three to five...

Improving your SAIS: Looking Ahead

Improving your SAIs: Looking Ahead The SAI—student assessment instrument—is integral to how we are evaluated here at Western. It needs little introduction. How can we look back on that SAI just handed to us by our chair or director, while looking ahead to a new term,...

Alternative assignments for Snow Days

“Don’t let a snow day catch you off guard!” “I’ve had to revise my syllabus twice, changing the schedule, and as a result, changing the weight of the first two exams…it’s an unfortunate start…not something that cannot be overcome.” – Professor Brian Pilecki...