If you teach, you know about learning outcomes. Unless you inherited your courses from someone else, you’ve developed lists of them. You’ve probably had to submit these lists to the administration to be reviewed and possibly revised. You might have been asked to map these outcomes against your department’s or institution’s broader learning objectives. And you’ve definitely assessed your students against them. There’s a fair bit of work involved with learning outcomes, and justifiably so. They help ensure that we’re on the right track in fostering our students’ intellectual, emotional, and in some cases spiritual growth. We need them.