Learning Goals

Barr, Robert B. & John Tagg. "From Teaching to Learning: A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education." Change 27 no. 6 (November-December 1995) 12-25.

Battersby, Mark. So, What's a Learning Outcome Anyway? Learning Outcomes and the Learning Paradigm.


Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (January 2000) PDF version. These Standards, Performance Indicators, and Outcomes, characteristic of information literate undergraduate students, are intended for institutions to adopt or adapt locally as guidelines for developing curricula, teaching and assessments of learning outcomes. See sections of the Introduction:

CSU Information Competencies Project. List of Core Competencies.

Council of Writing Program Administrators, Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition.

Louisiana Tech University. Expected Outcomes for all Louisiana Tech Graduates in Curricula Effectiveness Survey.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Eligibility Requirements and Standards for Accreditation. 12th ed. Philadelphia: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 2006. Standard 11 Educational Offerings.

Penn State University. Characteristics of Information Literate Penn State Students (April 1998).

Pierce College Abilities

Washington State University, Critical Thinking Project: The Critical Thinking Rubric.
5. Identifies and assesses the quality of supporting data/evidence and provides additional data/evidence related to the issue.

Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians (WAAL), Competencies and Criteria for Academic Libraries in Wisconsin (October 1998).


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by Boris Teske, Prescott Memorial Library,
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272