Student Learning Outcomes
Student learning outcomes at Chattanooga State are defined on three different levels:
Institutional student learning outcomes (ISLOs) are those skills we want our students to learn regardless of their major. These outcomes are embedded across the curriculum, but have a particular emphasis in the General Education Program.
ISLOs are measured annually through a faculty-led process that scores student evidence, which has been randomly selected from the student body.
Program student learning outcomes (PSLOs) are those skills students should learn based on their program of study. They are defined at the program level, and are different for each program at the College. The PSLOs for the General Education Program are equivalent to the ISLOs for the College.
These outcomes are measured annually based on each program's assessment plan. Measurement plans differ according to the uniqueness of each program, but measurement results are reported in a common format for summarization.
Course student learning outcomes (CSLOs) are those skills students should learn in a course. They are defined by faculty at the course level, and are related to program-level student learning outcomes.
These outcomes are measured in the classroom with a variety of assessment methods.