Student Leader Learning Outcomes (SLLO) Project/DSA Committee on Student Learning in the Co-curricular
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. --John F. Kennedy
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. --John Quincy Adams
The Student Leader Learning Outcomes (SLLO) Project provides universal methods and tools for staff throughout Texas A&M University to use with student leaders in student organizations, programs, or activities to help in the assessment and documentation of enhanced learning in relation to the students’ leadership experiences. The project is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) and has broad participation of organization advisors and others who work closely with students.
The SLLO Project provides a connection with the Texas A&M Teaching and Learning Roadmap created for the Academic Master Plan (2009). A Texas A&M undergraduate will:
- Master the depth of knowledge required for a degree
- Demonstrate critical thinking
- Communicate effectively
- Practice personal and social responsibility
- Demonstrate social, cultural, and global competence
- Prepare to engage in lifelong learning
- Work collaboratively
For more information on how SLLO fits into the University priorities of integrative and lifelong learning see Aggies Commit to Learning for a Lifetime: A Quality Enhancement Plan. More specifically, that document promotes the use of two rubrics from the Association of American Colleges and Universities: Integrative Learning and Lifelong Learning. For specific information about how the Division of Student Affairs is capturing High Impact Practices, click here.
For more information about the competencies for undergraduates and gradaute students, see http://provost.tamu.edu/initiatives/academic-master-plan/academic-master-plan-documents/TLRCReport2009Jun19.pdf/at_download/file
This website provides resources to students, staff, and faculty who are interested in quantifying leadership learning outcomes.
NOTE: The resources on this website are only a highlight of the larger project. If you are interested in knowing more, please plan to attend our training to receive additional resources and background material.
The SLLO project won the 2013 Silver Award of the NASPA Excellence Awards for the Administrative, Assessment, Information Technology, Fundraising, Professional Development, and related Category. In 2011, SLLO won the NASPA Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community Spotlight of the Year Award!
Look at the book based on SLLO:
- Benefits of using learning outcomes
- Talking to your advisor about SLLO
- Using rubrics for feedback
- Additional Resources