Student Learning Outcomes

All academic programs at Appalachian have established general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing the program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Go to for a list of current student learning outcomes by program (last updated October 2017).

Click here to see the rubric (PDF, 83 KB) that assessment committees use to assess the quality of an academic program's goals and student learning outcomes.

Examples of Programs with Functional Student Learning Outcomes

The following programs have student learning goals and outcomes that have been rated as fully developed:

CT - Business Analytics

CT - Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies

GR - Appalachian Studies

GR - Biology

GR - Business Administration

GR - Clinical Psychology

GR - Computer Science

GR - Engineering Physics

GR - Exercise Science

GR - Experimental Psychology

GR - History

GR - Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management

GR - Mathematics

GR - Professional School Counseling

GR - Romance Languages

GR - School Psychology

GR - Technology

UG - Actuarial Sciences

UG - Biology

UG - Chemistry

UG - Commercial Photography

UG - Communication, Electronic Media/Broadcasting

UG - Communication, Journalism

UG - Communication, Public Relations

UG - Computer Information Systems

UG - Criminal Justice

UG - Dance Studies

UG - Economics

UG - Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies

UG - Geology

UG - Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology

UG - Health and Physical Education, K-12

UG - Health Promotion

UG - History

UG - History, Social Studies Education

UG - Hospitality and Tourism Management

UG - Industrial Design

UG - Languages, Literatures and Cultures

UG - Management

UG - Marketing

UG - Mathematics

UG - Music Education

UG - Nutrition and Foods

UG - Philosophy

UG - Physics

UG - Political Science

UG - Psychology

UG - Recreation Management

UG - Religious Studies

UG - Risk Management and Insurance

UG - Social Work

UG - Sociology

UG - Theatre Arts