Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

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

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
  • 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:

The latest news:

  • The 2014 Campus Convocation will take place on April 18.
  • The deadline for documenting all active course and program level outcome assessments is approaching!  In order to help you meet these spring 2014 deadlines, your SLO Coordinators are happy to answer any and all questions you may have!

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: 3/18/14