Standard II.3: The learning objectives of the course are clearly stated and understandable to the student.

  1. Avoid the use of jargon, slang, acronyms, etc. unless said items are clearly understood by students in that field of study.
  2. Avoid the use of overly-technical terms or language.
  3. Avoid the use of terms that students will learn in class, but may not know beforehand.
Example 1
CLEAR "The student will learn to assess when applying CPR is necessary and will know how to do so effectively."
(CPR is a generally-understood term).
UNCLEAR "The student will apply the appropriate cover sheet on all TPS reports concerning a project's PIR, PMM and evaluation."
(TPS, PIR, PMM are not generally understood acronyms).
UNCLEAR "The student will learn how to fill out a PO for a Q-order using encumbered funds from USF account."
(these terms may be covered in the course, but a person not having been through the course may not understand the terminology).