Program Learning Outcomes describe the learned body of knowledge, the set of skills, and the attitudes or values that graduates of a specific TMU program will be able to demonstrate.
Degree Level Expectations outline the expected level of intellectual and creative achievement of graduates for a specific credential across the province (Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate).
Whereas Program Learning Outcomes are unique to each program, DLEs outline requirements for all university degrees in Ontario.
For quality assurance purposes, DLEs are incorporated into new program designs and into existing program reviews during Periodic Program Review (PPR). All undergraduate and graduate programs must ensure the program design and outcomes meet the established requirements at a specified standard of performance that is consistent with the expectations of the credential.
To illustrate how a new or existing program meets the credential’s DLEs, the program’s learning outcomes (PLOs) are mapped to the Degree-Level Expectations.
The Curriculum Quality team has developed the following templates for mapping DLEs to PLOs to indicate alignment for New Programs and for Periodic Program Review:
For additional information and guidance with mapping DLEs to PLOs, using our Curriculum Insights program, please contact us.