Institutional Learning Outcomes

General Education Program Goal 1: Enhance Intellectual and Practical Skills

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively for different audiences and purposes. They will effectively integrate diverse perspectives and will demonstrate academic honesty in their communications.
  • Students will be able to read critically and distinguish among authors’ theses, main ideas, supporting evidence, and rebuttals. When faced with new problems, students will comprehensively explore issues and ideas before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.
  • Students will be able to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively, and responsibly use and share that information.
  • Students will be able to reason about and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of contexts. They will read, understand, and create arguments supported by quantitative evidence and clearly communicate those arguments. These arguments will involve a variety of formats (using words, tables, graphs, mathematical equations, etc., as appropriate).
  • Students will be able to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of technology in their field of study.


General Education Program Goal 2: Apply Knowledge

Program Learning Outcome:

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of and disposition for learning across the curriculum and co-curriculum, from making simple connections among ideas and experiences to synthesizing and transferring learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus.


General Education Program Goal 3: Develop Intercultural Literacy and Competence

Program Learning Outcome:

  • Students will develop a set of cognitive and linguistic skills that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts. Students will develop awareness of inclusion, civic engagement and global citizenship