PLO Guidelines


UCSC's Guidelines for the Development and Assessment of Program Learning Outcomes describes the campus framework for defining learning outcomes (PLOs), collecting and analyzing assessment information, and using evidence to improve instructional programs.  It provides step-by-step guidelines to assist UCSC faculty as they develop and implement an assessment plan for their programs.

  The following companion examples and templates are available:

In planning their assessment, programs may also consider making use of indirect evidence such as that collected in official campus student surveys:

The UC Undergraduate Experience Survey and UCSC Graduate Student Survey are on-line surveys are conducted every two years.