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 January 2019).

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:

GR - Applied Data Analytics

GR - Clinical Psychology

GR - Experimental Psychology

GR - Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management

GR - Library Science, General

GR - Music Therapy

GR - Romance Languages

UG - Accounting

UG - Actuarial Sciences

UG - Computer Information Systems

UG - Economics

UG - Fermentation Sciences

UG - History

UG - Management

UG - Marketing

UG - Physics

UG - Political Science

UG - Public Health