Glossary

SLO:  Stands for Student Learning Outcome. A student learning outcome is what you want or expect the student to achieve, learn, and/or be able to do. “Learning outcomes are statements that describe significant and essential learning that learners have achieved, and can reliably demonstrate at the end of a course or program. In other words, learning outcomes identify what the learner will know and be able to do by the end of a course or program.” (Shirley Lesch, George Brown College) Resource

PSLO:  Stands for Program Student Learning Outcome. A PSLO describes the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected of students at the completion of their academic program. Programs at Concordia typically have anywhere from three to eight learning outcomes (PSLOs). Examples of PSLOs

University Outcomes:  A set of 11 very broad student learning outcomes (SLOs) derived from Concordia University’s Framework for Learning.  (The Framework was approved by the full faculty in 1996 to be the basis for the general education program.) These broad outcomes are what we as a faculty expect our undergraduates to achieve during their course of study for the baccalaureate degree. Please view the University Outcomes page on this website.