Spent a morning with student affairs colleagues developing new program and learning outcomes to define our work in connection to university and division strategic plans. Beginning at the bottom of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomies (below), we crafted outcomes statements to link programs and goals to unit learning domains.
Student Affairs assessment is not spontaneous. It must be intentional and carefully defined to provide meaning for your unit and for your students. If not, it becomes just another “so what” to toss on the shelf.
Learning outcomes are all about the verbs. Check out this great list of Bloom’s Taxonomy Action Verbs.