Core Learning Outcomes Rubrics

Lane's Core Learning Outcomes (CLO) rubrics are being developed jointly by members of the Assessment Team and Lane faculty from across disciplines. These rubrics are developed to measure and score student abilities in the five Core Learning Outcomes: Think, Engage, Create, Communicate and Apply.

Blank CLO mapping templates
These fillable worksheets can be used to identify which courses, outcomes and assignments address CLOs. You may choose to focus on a single course or a single outcome. Courses need not address all outcomes, or even all criteria for a single outcome.

Discipline Rubrics Organized by CLO

CLO1: Think Critically

CLO2: Engage Diverse Values

CLO3: Create Ideas and Solutions

CLO 4: Communicate Effectively

CLO 5: Apply Learning

Why Rubrics?

Rubrics are a valuable aspect of core learning outcome assessment:

  • They can be used to assess the relative success of particular assignments or projects. 
  • They can assist in assessing how well a faculty is addressing specific core outcomes. 
  • They can be used in a pre and post score process to see if students have improved over the course of the term on specific outcomes.

It is considered strong pedagogy to share rubrics with students to make outcomes as clear as possible. Discussing the rubric with students can lead to interesting dialogue about the value of these core outcomes and the language associated with the rubrics and core outcomes.

These rubrics are not meant to be used as a grading tool, but rather as an assessment tool. All students may or may not be able to reach mastery levels of the rubric, nor is that the expectation. Helping students move from beginning levels to developing and or proficient levels is an important and valuable outcome, as is establishing the value of core learning in a students academic and personal development.