Defining Specific Learning Opportunities

Learning Contracts

SUNY Empire State College defines many student studies through learning contracts. Learning contracts describe what it is that you will study, what the expected learning outcomes are, how you will learn it, and how your mentor will evaluate you. They are similar to course syllabi, but you have an important role in determining the content, methods of study and criteria for evaluation of learning contracts. We encourage you to design studies that help you clarify goals and acquire the competence, knowledge and awareness necessary to pursue them actively and independently.