Monday, August 1, 2011

Student Guide to Learning Outcomes

New!  An SLO Guide for Students!

This website is specifically geared for students.  It describes student learning outcomes and provides answers to common questions about SLOs.  Faculty can refer students to this website or use it as a teaching tool.  Included are the updated lists of course and General Education outcomes.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Course SLOs are now available

Thank you again to everyone who took the time to enter SLO data into the Palomar Outcomes Database.  We used the POD to generate a list of student learning outcomes for all Palomar Courses.  You may use this list when preparing your fall 2011 course syllabi.  Here is a direct link to the list of Course SLOs:

This list may be accessed through the Curricunet homepage and the Learning Outcomes website (click on College SLOs on the left hand navigation bar).

If you do not see a course listed or if you have questions about a course SLO, please contact your department chair or director.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

SLOAC and Outcomes Database support now available!

POD Squads to the Rescue!

The Learning Outcomes Council received a Strategic Planning Priority Funding grant in support of Goal 2, Objective 2.4 of the Palomar College Strategic Plan 2013 Action Plan, Year 2, 2011-2012. As a result, we have created and trained teams of faculty mentors who will support departments and disciplines with course and program SLOACs, including entering SLOACs into the Palomar Outcomes Database, a.k.a the POD.

Faculty mentors are available to assist you with entering SLOAC data into the Outcomes Database, developing course and program SLOs, and planning for assessment of SLOs. They can also answer questions regarding Palomar SLOAC policies and procedures.   If you need assistance, please contact the faculty mentor team, a.k.a. the “POD Squad,” for your division or discipline.  Contact information is posted on the Learning Outcomes website.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Using the Outcomes Database

Palomar College faculty and staff are now implementing the Outcomes Database, the software program that houses all of our Student Learning Outcomes, Service Area Outcomes, assessment plans, results, and action plans. 

Faculty and staff can log into the database using their Palomar e-mail user name and password.   Check out the faculty manual and a set of video tutorials for guidance on entering data and uploading documents.  Click on the "Training and Help" link under the Outcomes Database menu on this page.  For individual assistance, please contact us at

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What do our students know about Learning Outcomes?

To find out, we conducted random interviews with students on the San Marcos campus. We stopped to chat with a faculty member, too. 

We first asked students:What do you know about Student Learning Outcomes? Do your instructors talk about SLOs?

What is a Learning Outcome?

SLOs on the Syllabus?