Course Outcomes (CO) address the abilities to be attained by the students upon the completion of a course. Focus on what we want the student to be able to do.
Components of a CO: Action Verb (V) + Condition (C) + Standard (S)à Define in such a way so that they can actually be measured.
Outcomes should be SMART
Specific: concrete, detailed, well defined
Measurable: numbers, quantify, comparison
Achievable: feasible, actionable
Realistic: considering resources
Time bound: a defined timeline
Poor CO: Calculate magnitude and direction of Current.
Better CO: Calculate magnitude and direction of Current using OHM’s Law.
Best CO: Calculate magnitude and direction of current using OHM’s law for two terminal DC network with constant voltage source/s and series/parallel resistances.
- Misalignment may be identified through action verbs
- Misalignment may exist with correct action verb as well
- CO1: Apply the basic laws of electrical circuitsà PO2: Cognitive/Apply?
- CO2: Analyze frequency response of single stage amplifiers àPO2: Cognitive/Analyze?
- Components of a CO
- Behavior/Action verb
- Condition/context under which behavior occurs
- Specific student performance criteria