Heads up dudes!
I just got out of a meeting with the administrator who’s helping us formulate our “learning outcomes.” I have a much better idea now of what this endeavor is all about. And here’s the thing. You have to be careful when you write your LOs. You will eventually be asked to produce evidence, by way mostly of assigned essay topics or perhaps a summary of a body of student work, that you have tried to achieve them — that you have tried to achieve these specific goals. So don’t include as one of your goals that you… say, teach students to contextualize the stuy of text in the study of material culture — not unless you can show essay topics in which ask them to. Don’t include ’em if you don’t assign ’em.