What are the IUSHP’s Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)?

Every course in the Indiana University Southeast Honors Program, from Honors H103 to Honors H-495, is designed to foster student growth and development in the areas listed below. It is our intention that Honors Program students will graduate from Indiana University Southeast as solid critical thinkers, clear writers, and effective public speakers.

Additionally, the Honors Program gives students numerous opportunities to develop their capacity to sort through information, understanding the difference between credible sources and those that are not, and to develop their ability to manage multi-step projects from conception to completion.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Critical Thinking (CT)

Honors students will exhibit cross-discipline-based higher order thinking skills, the ability to select and organize credible evidence to support converging arguments, and the ability to solve academic problems using strategies appropriate to the task at hand.


Honors students will create and construct written works in various academic modes in order to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and effectively.


Honors students will develop speaking skills in order to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and effectively, and to express ideas and concepts in multiple formats.

Project Management (PM)

Honors students will conceive, plan, and execute a high-quality research, creative, or applied capstone project in the appropriate disciplinary or multi-disciplinary context.

Information Literacy (IL)

Honors students will be able to acquire, analyze, evaluate, and disseminate information and will use this information ethically.

Student Learning Outcomes
Course CT Writing Speaking PM IL
Honors 103 I I A I I I
Honors 104 R A R R A R A R A
Honors 306 R R A R R R
Honors 307 R R A R R R
Honors 400 M A M A M A M A M A
Honors 495 M A M A M A M A M A

These outcomes are: Introduced (I), Reinforced (R), Mastered (M), and Assessed (A).

Service Learning

We derived our working definition of Service Learning from the Civic Engagement and Teamwork definitions provided by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U):

"Civic Engagement encompasses actions wherein individuals participate in activities of personal and public concern that are both individually life enriching and socially beneficial to the community."

"Teamwork is behaviors under the control of individual team members (effort they put into team tasks, their manner of interacting with others on team, and the quantity and quality of contributions they make to team discussions."

In order to fulfill this requirement, students will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with colleagues in attending to the details, large and small, of actively participating in or organizing an activity designed to benefit the campus and the community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding that the educational endeavor is not confined to classroom time. As researchers, we seek to foster dialogue with others, both in academia and in the community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which work ethic and demeanor reflect upon themselves as well as upon the institution and the Honors Program. This outcome will be met through our interaction with students, staff, and faculty from other departments.