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Learning Outcomes

University Learning Outcomes (ULOs)

NLU adopted the Degree Qualification Profile’s (DQP) five themes as the common University Learning Outcomes (ULOs), adding a sixth theme unique to our institution. General education content and courses align to the ULOs, making assessment of general education outcomes a subset of the measurement of the ULOs. The ULOs align and reflect NLU's mission and values.

Below are the ULOs by number. Largely borrowing from the DQP, click here for full text/description of each ULO.

ULO 1: Specialized Knowledge
ULO 2: Broad and Integrative Knowledge
ULO 3: Intellectual Skills
ULO 4: Applied and Collaborative Learning
ULO 5: Civic and Global Learning
ULO 6: Professional Skills

Outcomes Framework

NLU’s outcomes-based framework showcases alignment of all levels of student learning outcomes across the institution (e.g., institutional, programmatic, and intervention-level assessment). Each area and level articulates  their student learning outcomes, as well as  alignment across levels. Outcome alignment is leveraged to support reporting on student learning at multiple levels (e.g. student, program, university level?). See the NLU outcomes framework below.

University Mission

University Learning Outcomes

UG Program Learning Outcomes

GR Program Learning Outcomes

Student Affairs Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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