Learning Outcomes

The University of Guelph  approved Graduate Learning Outcomes on May 31, 2013. These five Senate-approved learning outcomes serve as the basis from which to guide the development of degree programs, specializations and courses; as a framework to ensure outcomes are clear to students and to support their achievement; and to inform the process of assessment of outcomes through institutional quality reviews of programs and departments.   At the graduate level, as noted in the graduate learning outcome definitions, there is an increased emphasis on the notion of “Intellectual Independence” and “Independence of Thought” related to the Learning Outcomes of “Critical and Creative Thinking” and “Professional and Ethical Behaviour”. Specifics and resources for the Graduate Learning Outcomes may be accessed through the VP Academic website under Learning Outcomes.