Presentation on theme: "Outcomes and Standards. Outcome Curricular statements describing how students will integrate knowledge, skills, and values into a complex role performance."— Presentation transcript:
Outcomes and Standards
Outcome Curricular statements describing how students will integrate knowledge, skills, and values into a complex role performance required of graduates in their professional lives after graduation
Outcomes Represent integration of a students knowledge, skills, and judgments in a complex role
Two Types of Outcomes Program – Content College-wide – General abilities
Outcomes Are NOT: Listing of discrete skills or pieces of information
Outcomes Should be public or known to all involved or affected
Outcomes Performances required of a graduate in his or her professional or personal life
Outcomes Describe what students will be able to do with what they have learned in the course or program Emphasize the use of knowledge – its application Exhibited in processes or products
Standards Criteria that must be met or exceeded Indicators of success
Knowledge, skills, and values to be learned and demonstrated
Program Outcomes/Goals Socially responsible citizen Collaborative worker Knowledgeable person Quality producer Effective communicator Ethical worker Safe worker Complex thinker
Verbs for Writing Outcomes: Analyze, Synthesize Analyze, appraise, calculate, categorize, criticize, debate, diagram, differentiate, distinguish, examine, experiment, inspect, inventory, question, relate, solve, test Arrange, assemble, collect, compose, construct, create, design, formulate, manage, organize, plan, prepare, propose, set up
Verbs for Writing Outcomes: Evaluate Appraise, assess, choose, compare/contrast, estimate, evaluate. Judge, measure, rate, revise, score, select, value
Criteria for Writing Outcomes Learner- and Learning-Focused: describe how student will be changed via program Measurable: directly observed in some form Specificity: specify what student will know, do, feel, be Connected: spell out what courses will do for participants
Criteria for Writing Outcomes Assessed: all outcomes should be assessed formally or informally through performances of understanding/expertise At Application Level: students must be able to use what they know, can do, value to solve problems
Beliefs about Outcomes Outcomes represent the integration of a students knowledge, skills, and values in a complex role-task. Outcomes are the performances required of graduates in their personal and professional lives. Outcomes describe what students will be able to do with what they have learned
Beliefs about Outcomes Outcomes emphasize the use of knowledge. Outcomes should be public. Outcomes are verifiable [assessable]. Outcomes are NOT listings of discrete skills or pieces of knowledge that students are expected to master. Outcomes are integrative & transferable.
Beliefs about Outcomes Outcomes form our expectations for the course/program. Outcomes are the requirements for the course. Attaining the outcomes of the course is what we give credit for. Outcomes should be as authentic as possible.
Beliefs about Outcomes Example: Create a complete course outline, according to the College Approved Format, for a course of your choice. Think of outcomes as role tasks or task roles in relation to a job or role one performs.