Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Welcome! Here you will find resources about Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

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The 2015 De Anza Campus Convocation


Student Learning Outcomes Purpose Statement

The purpose of Student Learning Outcomes is to establish and institutionalize cyclical processes and procedures developed and driven by De Anza faculty and staff to define and assess specific observable characteristics or outcomes that demonstrate evidence of learning that has occurred as a result of a specific course, program, activity, or process. The college has created three assessment units:

  • SLO - Faculty assessors. ie course and program level
  • SSLO - Student support services, staff and faculty assessors (SSLO Handbook & Presentation)
  • AUO - Administrative leaders, faculty and support personnel for administrative assessors

Expanded definitions and purpose statements can be found at SLO Assessment Units 

Your coordinators are here to help:


Student Learning Outcomes for all courses by Division/Department:

Biological, Health & Environmental Sciences
Business, Computer Science and Applied Technologies

Creative Arts
Disability Support Programs & Services

Intercultural/International Studies
Language Arts  
Learning Resources
Physical Education/Athletics
Physical Science/Math/Engineering
Social Sciences and Humanities

SLO Process Drop-In Help:

Your SLO coordinators will offer frequent 'helpshops' to assist you with all aspects of the SLO process (including planning, conducting and documenting assessments at the course and program levels).  Scheduled upcoming drop-in times are listed below.

Academic Senate Office (Admin 117)
Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Wednesdays: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Documenting Your Assessment Work:

Assessment cycles are documented in TracDat, our online data management system.  The following materials can help to get you started:




Student Learning Outcomes

Contact: Antonio Ramirez
Phone:  408.864.5327


Last Updated: 4/16/15