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

SLO Assessment CYcle  

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 unit types: SLO/SSLO/AUO

  • 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

Outcome Statements, Assessments,

Tools for Each Assessment Unit Type

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Student Services Learning Outcomes

  • Financial Aid
  • Enrollment Services
  • International Student Programs
  • Counseling and Disability Support
  • Student Development & EOPS

Student Services Learning Outcomes

Operational Crew

Administrative Units Outcomes

  • Communications & External Relations
  • Finance & College Operations

Administrative Units Outcomes


Instructional Learning Outcomes

  • Course Level
  • Program Level
  • Institutional Level

Instructional Learning Outcomes

Presentations & Workshops

SLO News

New Program Review Process for 2023-2027

 2020-21 Year of Reflection 

Get Help

Your coordinators are here to help:

SLO Inst. Coordinators

SSLO/AUO Coordinator

SLO Process Drop-In Office Hours

These SLO Office Hours are to assist you with all aspects of the SLO process (including planning, conducting and documenting assessments at the course and program levels).

Make Zoom meeting  appointment (updated for Winter 2024)


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