Draft Student Learning Outcomes for Bakersfield College

Notice that the formatting and vocabulary in these DRAFT SLOS vary with the instructor. BC has not taken a cookie cutter approach. In addition it should be noted that these are drafts and have been modified as they have been used.

ART - Figure Drawing
Academic Development - Word Processing for Students with Disabilities
English 2 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking
Eng B34 (Introduction to Library Research)
Pediatric Nursing


Upon successful completion of FIGURE DRAWING, the student will be able to:

1. Construct drawings through stages of development from the gesture to the final contour.
2. Record the human figure through objective adherence to proportional relationships, notice of negative spaces, value relationships, and line-sighting as methods essential to building the image.
3. Create figure drawings that demonstrate awareness of human anatomy and structure as revealed through the form’s surface.
4. Produce sustained, investigative drawings that make accurate visual statements of the figure’s form in space.
5. Orchestrate the visual elements to produce expressive figure drawings rooted in consideration of strong design principles, and conveying subjective meaning beyond objective fact.
6. Select appropriate graphic materials to influence the expressive content of the figurative form.
7. Articulate a formal analysis of a drawing and its interpretation based on that analysis.


Using Microsoft Word or the current word processing program at Bakersfield College, students will:

1. Write a variety of documents, including a single-source research report on assigned topics or subject areas, and send a word processed file attached to an email message.
2. Use a mouse or adaptive equivalent to demonstrate moving the cursor to specific locations in a document, selecting specific text, and moving text to another location.
3. Change text characteristics, margins, justification, and line spacing within a document.
4. Design a document with specified formatted text, a picture, a table, and two columns.
5. Evaluate documents on a disk, determine which to delete or rename, and choose an effective method to do so.
6. Use experience from this course, including the knowledge of menus, icons, screen tips, and “Help” functions, to perform novel tasks in Word and other computer programs.

Used by permission from Joyce Kirst Bakersfield College


Student outcomes - At the end of this course you should be able to:


q       read a variety of materials critically to

o        identify a thesis

o        summarize important points

o        analyze main ideas

Responsive writing assignments throughout the course

q       solve problems in a variety of settings by

o         working productively with others

o         contributing constructively to class discussion

o         thinking for yourself in oral presentations or debates

o         displaying openness to other viewpoints

During class activities, particularly discussions and group projects

q       write papers that

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


q       prepare an extended research paper that

o        develops a thesis

o        presents coherent and logical claims

o        is well organized with clear links between claims and support

o        is well developed with sufficient and relevant evidence

o        uses standard American English correctly

o        makes stylistic choices in persona, syntax, and diction

o        gauges the needs of and addresses a specific audience

o         shows evidence of ability to evaluate sources for reliability, credibility, and authority

o         credits sources appropriately and correctly

Research Paper

q       present ideas and research in organized and engaging oral  presentations that

o         express a thesis clearly

o        are well organized and developed

o        conform to time constraints

o        make stylistic choices in persona, syntax, and diction

o        gauge the needs of and addresses a specific audience

o         show evidence of ability to evaluate and incorporate sources for reliability, credibility, and authority

Debate, group presentations, and culminating oral presentation of research. 

q       display mental habits that show evidence of

o         questioning

o         analysis

o         synthesis

o         beliefs based on evidence

o         and ethical behavior in the academic community

Discussion, spontaneous in-class writing, papers, and presentations.

q       assess your growth as a thinker and writer this semester using the criteria above:

o         read a variety of materials critically

o         solve problems in a variety of settings

o         write papers

o         prepare an extended research paper

o         present ideas and research in an organized and engaging oral presentation

o         display specific mental habits

Final Paper


Used by Permission of Kate Pluta and Sue Granger-Dickson Bakersfield College


Upon completing Eng B34 students will be able to

1. Develop a viable research topic for which information can be successfully located in a variety of college-level resources.

2. Construct a research strategy that will lead to an effective and efficient search for the required information using a variety of appropriate print and electronic sources and based on a working knowledge of the topic gathered from preliminary, background research.

3. Identify the appropriate Library of Congress Subject Headings, and the essential key words, synonyms, and Boolean search statements that will retrieve relevant information on a topic in the library catalog, online databases, and on the Internet.

4. Customize a search in the library catalog, electronic databases, and the Internet using the truncation, limiters, and other advanced searching features that will narrow the results to the most relevant materials.

5. Locate the information using in-library methods such as the library catalog, classification system, periodical citations and holdings lists, and online methods such as searching a range of full-text databases, catalogs from other libraries, and conducting appropriate Internet searches.

6. Evaluate the credibility of print, online database, and Internet information using established criteria including the author’s credentials, published reviews, currency, sources cited, scholarship, etc.

7. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical issues of information use including plagiarism, documentation of sources, and copyright.



Specific Outcomes

Summative Assessment Method

Knowledge/ Cognitive

Following Completion of the Microbiology Course (B16) students will be able to:


Cell Theory

Use examples of infections, treatment, and epidemiologic control to compare and contrast the characteristics of prions, viruses, bacteria, protozoans, and multicellular parasites.

Final exam essay

Microbial Interactions

Explain the dynamics of commensal and pathological relationships that occur between microbes and humans.

Take home case study  question for final exam

Microbial Control

Evaluate methods of microbial control and apply the proper methods necessary when given a scenario.

Multiple choice questions
on final exam

Microbial Metabolism

Briefly describe sample metabolic pathways found in microorganisms and their implications for food production and human disease.

Diagram labeled on final exam

Microbial Genetics

Summarize basic bacterial genetic principles and analyze implications for mutation, genetic recombination, and bacterial control.

Table completion on final exam

Immune Response

Articulate and diagram the role of the immune system in maintaining homeostasis, challenging infections, and fighting cancer.

Flow chart created by student on the final exam

Skills/ Psychomotor

Following Completion of the Microbiology Course (B16) students will be able to:


Scientific Method Application

Apply the scientific method by stating a question; researching the topic; determining appropriate tests; performing tests; collecting, analyzing, and presenting data; and finally proposing new questions about the topic.

Two 50 point labs
One team & one individual
Senior Picnic & Unknown lab

Lab Safety Skills

Correctly perform microbiologic lab skills and display a habit of good lab practices which extends to relevant situations in the student’s homes.

Components of lab assignments above are used to assess these skills

Attitudes and behavior/ Affective

Following Completion of the Microbiology Course (B16) students will be able to:


Appraisal of microbiologic information

Retrieve, evaluate, and use microbiologic information regarding contemporary issues in the world and relevant to their everyday lives.

Take home essay question on final exam and live patient interview

Upon completion of Nursing B6/Nurs B6L, students will be able to:

1. Integrate concepts of growth and development in the delivery of nursing care to pediatric clients.

2. Provide nursing care to pediatric clients/families:
- formulating nursing care plans utilizing the nursing process
- planning interventions based on concepts of normal physiology and pathophysiology and
- evaluating nursing care plans following implementation

3. Manage delivery of care demonstrating critical thinking to problem solve, organize, and prioritize care for pediatric clients/families.

4. Integrate data derived from an understanding of the pathophysiology of the clinical problem, laboratory results, ancillary reports, and assessment of the client and clinical picture.

5. Differentiate between the child and the adult in regard to nursing approach in delivering care, recognizing signs and symptoms of illness, calculation and delivery of medications, and in planning, assessing and evaluating nursing care.

6. Adhere to the legal and ethical standards of nursing practice and principles related to the care of the pediatric client.

Used by Permission of Chris Romanowich Bakersfield College