The MLLO Project:
Assessing Mission Level Student Learning Objectives
Are we fulfilling our mission?
UW-Green Bay's recently revised select mission identifies five specific outcomes that describe the unique experience we envision for our students: interdisciplinary, problem-focus; critical thinking; diversity; environmental sustainability; and engaged citizenship. To ensure that our student experience accomplishes the mission, UWGB has embarked upon the MLLO Project.
MLLO ("Mellow") stands for mission level learning objective. The MLLO Project will help focus our collective attention on the anticipated student learning outcomes identified in our select mission. The project will proactively demonstrate how we strive to make continuous improvement in all aspects of the student experience that our mission says we provide. The MLLO Project will proceed through four stages:
- Inventory all intentional student experiences, not only in the classroom but through co-curricular experiences as well, in terms of their expected impact on the five MLLOs. When and where are students having these MLLO experiences?
- Document current continuous improvement efforts for activities that become part of the inventory. How do we know what works and what doesn't?
- Identify gaps in the variety and quality of experiences we provide and in the methods used to ensure continuous improvement of MLLO experiences.
- Focus our time, effort, and resources on students' experiences that relate to our mission.