Responses from other faculty who have critiqued these SLOs.
Upon completing this course or program students will:
Design experiments and interpret data
according to the scientific method in order to evaluate a hypothesis.
This SLO has jargon and hidden expectations.
After discussion with other science faculty the SLO was rewritten to read Design experiments and interpret data according to the scientific method in order to evaluate a hypothesis. This includes the ability to: (a) approach the scientific method in a variety of ways; (b) formulate questions; (c) design experiments that answer the questions; and (d) manipulate and evaluate the experimental data to reach conclusions.
o develop a thesis
o present coherent and logical claims
o are organized with clear links between claims and support
o are well developed with sufficient and relevant evidence
o use standard American English correctly
o make stylistic choices in persona, syntax, and diction
o gauge the needs of and address a specific audience
This is specific but some of the
language is unclear.
What is standard American English?
Good measurable outcome criteria.
Clear direction for the students.
Who are the students here?
This is measurable, but could be written with more specific expectations.
What are the criteria?
Too general, no way to measure outcomes.
What does this mean anyway, terms are unclear.