Goals and Objectives 

Self-Assessment Checklist 

Are your goals and objectives: 

  • easily located within the course and made available in a variety of areas in the course (within the syllabus and each individual learning unit)? 
  • clearly written at the appropriate level and reflect measurable desired outcomes? 

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See how Christina Bearden-White orgainzes her History course.

Tips and Tricks 

The goal is where we want to be. The objectives are the steps needed to get there. 





Course Goal / Learning Outcome 

describes broad aspects of behavior which incorporate a wide range of knowledge and skill 

Upon completion of this course the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to use the conventions of grammar when creating paragraphs. 

Learning Objectives 

tend to describe specific, discrete units of knowledge and skill can be accomplished within a short timeframe 

Given a paragraph of ten sentences, the student will be able to identify ten rules of grammar that are used in its construction. 


Formula for Writing Learning Outcomes 

As a result of participating in (educational unit), students will be able to (measurable verb) + (learning statement). 

*If the educational unit is implied, based on the context in which the learning outcomes are shared, you might leave off the first portion of the learning outcome statement. 

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