Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

The purpose of Student Learning Outcomes is to establish and institutionalize cyclical processes and procedures developed and driven by Lake Tahoe Community College faculty and staff to define and assess specific outcomes that demonstrate evidence of learning that has occurred as a result of a specific course, program, activity, or process.


Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs)

The General Education Core Competencies listed below serve as LTCC’s ISLOs (Expanded List):

  • Communication: Students will communicate effectively, including reading, writing, listening, and conversing with others
  • Critical Thinking and Information Competency: Thinking critically is characterized by the ability to perform analysis, computation, research, and problem solving.
  • Global Awareness: Students will demonstrate a measurable understanding and appreciation of the world, including its scientific complexities, social diversity and civics, and artistic variety.
  • Personal Responsibility and Professional Development: Appropriately apply the concepts associated with self-management and self-awareness, social and physical wellness, and workplace skills.
Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) assess how well an academic program area at LTCC is doing in meeting the needs of its students. Each LTCC program itself is assessed as a whole, as well as the certificates and degrees being offered through the program. PSLOs are what the student should be able to perform at the completion of a program, certificate, or degree. These statements for certificates and degrees are included in LTCC's catalog. Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs) are mapped to one or more of the PSLOs. Visit LTCC's PSLO webpage.


Faculty Resources for Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Assessment

Methods of Assessing Student Learning Outcomes (MASLOs - Expanded List):
  • Exam/Test/Quiz
  • Written Assignment
  • Presentation
  • Project/Portfolio
  • Self-Evaluation
  • Group Activity
  • Discussion
  • Observation
  • Lab Report
SLO Assessment Completions: