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Creating Learning Outcomes to Guide
Programming & Convey Expectations
Presented by: Christa B. Downey, Assistant Dean & Di...
Why create learning
outcomes?
• To inform programming and services
• To communicate expectations to students
• To have a t...
Our Process
2010 - Adopted broad learning outcomes
2010 - 2014 Set program specific learning
outcomes
2014 - Expanded Lear...
The Rubric
Learning
Outcome Emerging Developing Accomplished
Relevant
Resources &
Activities
Career Exploration - You
will...
Why use a rubric?
• To inform programming
• To communicate learning expectations to
students
• To measure growth
• To deve...
Specific uses
• Share learning outcomes & mastery levels during
appointments
• Share relevant learning outcomes at the beg...
Assessment Possibilities
• Student self-assessment during appointments
• Add questions to post-graduate survey
• Workshop ...
THANK YOU.
Questions?
Contact: christa.downey@cornell.edu
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  1. 1. Creating Learning Outcomes to Guide Programming & Convey Expectations Presented by: Christa B. Downey, Assistant Dean & Director, Arts & Sciences Career Services Project team: Diane Miller, Associate Director; Ana Adinolfi, Career Counselor and Health Careers Advisor; Amanda Berman, Career Services Assistant
  2. 2. Why create learning outcomes? • To inform programming and services • To communicate expectations to students • To have a tool by which we can measure our effectiveness • To reflect on what we are doing
  3. 3. Our Process 2010 - Adopted broad learning outcomes 2010 - 2014 Set program specific learning outcomes 2014 - Expanded Learning Outcomes Fall 2014 - Leslie suggested the rubric Winter - Staff refined outcomes & measurables Spring 2015 - Creating assessment plans
  4. 4. The Rubric Learning Outcome Emerging Developing Accomplished Relevant Resources & Activities Career Exploration - You will develop an awareness of and ability to manage your career development process. You can reflect upon your values, strengths, skills, and interests. Understand that career choice is related to your interests, skills, values, and strengths and begin to develop self awareness in those areas. Use awareness of your interests, skills, values, and strengths to help determine career opportunities that may be a good fit for you. Consider new career possibilities based on your interests, skills, values, and strengths. Choose career opportunities that fit well with your interests, skills, values, and strengths. Offer a cogent answer when asked about interests, skills, values, and strengths, and how these relate to your career goals. Exploring Majors & Careers Workshops; Career Counseling Appointment; Mock Interviews You understand the breadth of possibilities available with a liberal arts education. Identify at least four possible career fields you could reasonably enter if interested. Identify a few jobs in those fields. Identify at least three possible career options in a field of interest, perhaps including ones you were not aware of upon entering college. Exercise confidence in your ability to move around in your career by exercising openness, curiosity, and adaptability. Career Counseling or Advising Appointment; Alumni Events/Interactions
  5. 5. Why use a rubric? • To inform programming • To communicate learning expectations to students • To measure growth • To develop consistency in measuring growth • To show our value added • To provide a tool for students to evaluate learning & identify areas for improvement
  6. 6. Specific uses • Share learning outcomes & mastery levels during appointments • Share relevant learning outcomes at the beginning of programs & events • Serve as a career development course foundation • Create a roadmap for our new website • Assess programs & services
  7. 7. Assessment Possibilities • Student self-assessment during appointments • Add questions to post-graduate survey • Workshop & event evaluations • Pre/post-surveys for extended workshops • Alumni & recruiter evaluation of students following networking events & office hours • Questions can be added to employer interview evaluations
  8. 8. THANK YOU. Questions? Contact: christa.downey@cornell.edu

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