Outcomes-Based Instructional Design at RCC
“If an assessment hasn’t yielded useful information, stop doing it and do something else.”
We're asking the questions:
- What do we want our students to be able to DO when they earn a specific certificate or degree at RCC?
- What is our evidence on whether they have met those outcomes?
- How can we use that evidence to improve our practices and programs?
Why should we care about this?
- Students should be able to envision themselves in real-life roles, using the skills and knowledge that they have developed while they are here with us.
- Community members and future employers should be able to envision what our graduates can DO out there in the context of their lives.
- We should be able to know that what we do matters, that students are learning what we want them to learn, and that we can continually improve what we do.
Tools and Templates
- Bloom's Taxonomy of Measurable Verbs
- RCC Institutional Learning Outcomes
- Guidelines to Course Outlines