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LOA Principles and Associated University Policies and Procedures

The design and practice of learning outcomes, as well as assessment of student learning at TRU, is underpinned by six principles, which emerged from a collaborative review and synthesis of external and internal sources led by the Assurance of Learning Subcommittee (formerly the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Taskforce) under the guidance of the Academic Planning and Priorities Committee and Teaching and Learning Committee of Senate.

The six principles were collaboratively developed by faculty, quality assurance practitioners, and educational developers with engagement from student representatives and Student Caucus, and approved by Senate in Spring 2022:

1. Growth and learning-oriented
2. Equitable and learner-centered
3. Faculty-driven
4. Ongoing cyclical improvement
5. Purposeful and holistic design
6. Reflexive approach to learning

These principles are intended to guide conversations and inform decision-making about learning outcomes and assessment of student learning at the university. A comprehensive description of the principles is available here:

LOA Principles and Associated University Policies (PDF)

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