UF colleges must develop Student Learning Outcomes and assess those

Dr. Mike Weigold, the college’s dean of undergraduate affairs, reminded us that our college, along with all of UF’s colleges, must establish Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for their undergraduate education. This is a critical part of the university’s re-accreditation process.

Each college must establish SLOs and develop a process to assess each SLO. Ultimately, the college must have three years of data on students.

Last year, the four departments in the college — Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Telecommunications — developed the SLOs and began the discussion of assessment. This year we will begin assessment and maintaining that data.