Learning Outcomes

What should a graduate of this program be able to do? What qualities should an ideal graduate possess? Will a graduate of this program meet UFV’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)? These are the essential questions that guide the development and ongoing review of programs. Once you’ve articulated the learning outcomes for your program, you’ll be in a better position to select the courses and other learning activities that will constitute the curriculum.

The resources below can assist you in developing learning outcomes for your program.

(University of Guelph) Preparing Effective Learning Outcomes

(BCIT) Writing Learning Outcomes

UFV Institutional Learning Outcomes


When you write your proposal, you will be asked to explain two sets of linkages: a) between the Institutional Learning Outcomes and your program's; and b) between your program's learning outcomes and the curriculum. Examples of how programs at UFV have presented these linkages are available here: http://www.ufv.ca/ilos/ufv-ilo-year-two/

New programs should reflect the goals and priorities of UFV. Consult the resources section on the UFV Senate webpage for UFV Strategic Directions, 2011-2015 Education Plan, (updated annually) and the Strategic Enrolment Management Plan 2014-2019.


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