Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Level 2: Program-level Outcomes

Level 2: Program-level Outcomes

The program has a list of student learning outcomes for the degree program. 

Generally, programs have about three to seven outcomes that articulate what graduates should be able to do or know as a result of their experiences in the program.  Like course objectives, program-level outcomes should be transparent to students, as well as specificdemonstrable (measurable), and learner-centered.

Strategic plans at the university-, college-, department-, or program-levels; external requirements (e.g., discipline-specific accreditation criteria); and survey and other data (e.g., alumni or employer surveys, alumni employability metrics, peer or aspirational program comparisons) often inform the development of program-level outcomes.

Samples of effectively articulated program learning outcomes are available

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