To promote educational effectiveness at Loma Linda University, eight student learning outcomes were developed in August 2007. These outcomes described what students' knowledge, skills or attitudes should be by the end of the program. In 2013-2014 was the year to evaluate the SLO four-year pilot data and analyze the eight SLOs. The Student Learning Outcomes Committee (SLOC) proposed to change the name of the outcomes from Student Learning Outcomes to Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) for student learning. The SLOC also recommended to change from eight SLOs to five ILOs. Their recommendations were vetted in all the appropriate committees and were accepted with refinements. The new ILOs are effective beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.
In addition, the SLOC researched and selected the AAC&U rubrics to use for LLU’s SLOs and now for the ILOs, and the University Assessment and Educational Effectiveness Committees approved them. Because one size simply does not fit all, the SLOC developed a strategy for programs to contextualize the rubrics to make them more appropriate for their discipline and level.
- Outcome 1 - Written Communication: Students demonstrate effective written communication skills in English.
- Outcome 2 - Oral Communication: Students demonstrate effective oral communication skills in English.
- Outcome 3 - Quantitative Reasoning: Students demonstrate the ability to reason and develop evidence-based decisions using numerical information.
- Outcome 4 - Information Literacy: Students demonstrate the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, utilize, and share information.
- Outcome 5 - Critical Thinking: Students demonstrate critical thinking through examination of ideas and evidence before formulating an opinion or conclusion.
Mission Focused Learning Outcomes
Loma Linda University’s three Mission Focused Learning Outcomes (MFLOs) are firmly rooted in its mission, vision, and values. Because Mission Focused Learning is LLU’s culture, this academic year (2014-2015) the University is developing specialized assessment processes to ensure integration of these outcomes over time.
- Wholeness: Students apply the University philosophy of wholeness into their personal and professional lives.
- Wellness: Students facilitate healthy lifestyles in self and others.
- Values: Students integrate LLU’s Christ-centered values in their personal and professional lives.
 LLU Values: http://www.llu.edu/central/values.page
 Wholeness involves all aspects of one’s existence unified through a loving relationship with God, resulting in inner rest that is expressed by: integrating mind/body/spirit, strengthening relationships, caring for creation, and healing the nations.