Understanding the Distinction: Student Learning Outcomes vs. Course Objectives

September 13, 2023 @ 12:00 PM Pacific

This webinar will uncover the distinction between student learning outcomes (SLOs) and course objectives. SLOs guide student achievements, while objectives are the steps to reach them. This clarity empowers you to align curriculum, enhance teaching strategies, and ensure accreditation standards.

By grasping this difference, you will play a pivotal role in creating transparent, goal-oriented learning environments. This knowledge becomes a catalyst for educational excellence, promoting institutional growth and student success.

About the presenter


Dr. Belinda Heiden Scott has been teaching at Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) as a full-time faculty member since the fall of 2007.  She has over 25 years of experience working with corporate executives and business owners in diverse industries. Before and in conjunction with MSJC affiliation, she has coached, consulted, and facilitated training programs for Fortune 500 companies as the President of Creating Executive Success.

Her accomplishments at MSJC include:

  • CENIC Star Performer Award – a team member of the development and implementation of Remote Desktop Services (RDS).
  • 2011 Chancellor’s Office Technology Award for THE Academy, a twice-annual faculty, administration, and staff training and development conference team member.
  • Distance Education Coordinator and Co-chair of the Educational Technology Committee (ETC) for five years.
  • Business Administration Cohort Coordinator with CSUSM at Temecula for four years.
  • The Business Department Shark Tank like Competition as a Faculty Advisor to the winner of a $5,000 grant. – The competition was in partnership with SOCO Institute.
  • Awarded 2014-15 Faculty of the Year for the Menifee Valley Campus.
  • Spring 2019 completed a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Management.
  • Summer 2022 to current represent MSJC as the Institutional Assessment and Program Review Coordinator.
  • Fall 2022 to current Faculty Lead for Accreditation.

Access the video recording.