Saturday – October 20, 2018

Course Outcomes Competencies

Course Outcomes are statements that describe significant and essential learning that students have achieved, and can reliably demonstrate at the end of a particular course.

LAS Departments may opt to set and assess department-speci­c outcomes as well.

Program and Department Faculty develop the Course Outcomes to be included for individual courses through WIDS (the Worldwide Instructional Design System).

The Course Outcome Summary (COS) is the official document specifying the title, course credits, hours, description, units of instruction, expected student competencies, and performance standards for your course.

The COS is developed using WIDS.  The software combines the development of both programs and courses with the ability to plan outcomes assessment (Technical Skill Attainment (TSA) and Course Outcome Summary (COS) all under a single application.

A Course Outcome Summary will be developed for all new courses.  For existing courses, the COS will be updated for renewal every three years by the department.  Course content is approved by the department and reviewed by the occupational program advisory committees every three years. Procedure EE0121 – can be found at:

Bloom’s Taxonomy wheel is use as a guide for writing objectives, competencies and assessment ideas.