Why We Assess SLOs

Bates is successful as a college to the extent that students learn what they came here to learn. We document our offerings and expectations for student learning in the form of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). Tracking and reporting student performance on SLOs helps in our efforts to continuously improve student learning.


This video, Learning Colleges: What Are They, describes the transformative power of Student Learning Outcomes assessment to fulfill our college mission: 

Video inspired by the seminal article, “From Teaching to Learning: A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education” by John Tagg and Robert Barr at Palomar College, originally published in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning.