Institutional Learning Outcomes

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ILOs Sample Behaviors Compentencies Addressed
Communication. Students who are completing a program will be able to communicate ideas, perspectives, and values clearly and persuasively while listening to others openly. Present knowledge orally, visually, or in writing; identify audience and purpose for particular communications; support ideas, perspectives, and values with reasons and evidence ; understand and articulate other perspectives on a particular topic; Engage in effective cross-cultural communication.
  • Communication
  • Ability to engage diverse perspectives
Information Competency. Students who are completing a program will be able to access, evaluate, and effectively use information. State a research question, problem, or issue; analyze and evaluate information; evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into one's own knowledge base; understand the economic, legal, ethical and social issues related to using information.
  • Information Competency
Critical Thinking. Students who are completing a program will be able to think critically and creatively and apply reasoning. Reason effectively; think systematically; make informed judgments; problem solve; synthesize; conduct research; articulate one's own assumptions and those of others; articulate awareness of personal biases and perspectives; demonstrate new ways of doing things based on self-reflection of previous experiences; transform concepts into praxis.
  • Analytic Inquiry Skills
  • Quantitative competency
Citizenship. Students who are completing a program will be prepared to engage in responsible citizenship at various levels. Demonstrate social perceptiveness, including respect, empathy, cultural awareness, and sensitivity to diversity; understand ethics and ethical inquiry; use effective interpersonal skills; articulate an awareness of social and cultural competencies; articulate an awareness of environmental competencies.
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Ability to engage diverse perspectives