Draft Graduation Student Learning Outcomes

Drafted at Curriculum Committee Retreat, Visalia, CA, 10/17/2008

Distributed to College Divisions for  comment & discussion

Approved by Curriculum Committee, 11/25/2008

Vote of support for further development by the Academic Senate, 12/5/2008

Used in Spring '09 Flex Day Faculty Workshop to develop measureable sub-outcomes, 1/16/09

Expected Outcomes/Goal: 

Upon completion of their degree program:

 

  1. Communication

Students will read, write, speak, and listen effectively.

 

As the result of a variety of learning experiences, students will be able to:

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  1. Critical Thinking

Students will think independently, creatively, and critically so they can make informed and logical judgments of the arguments of others, arrive at reasoned and meaningful arguments and positions, and formulate and apply ideas to new contexts.

 

As the result of a variety of learning experiences, students will be able to:

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c.

 

  1. Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning

Students will understand and apply mathematical and scientific principles and methods.

 

As the result of a variety of learning experiences, students will be able to:

a.  Demonstrate a knowledge of the facts and principles which form the   foundations of living and non-living systems.

b.  Demonstrate an ability to apply scientific methodologies and knowledge of the limitations of these methodologies and scientific endeavors.

c.  Demonstrate a knowledge of the relationship between science and other human activities.

 

  1. Technology and Information Literacy

Students will use computer and emerging technologies effectively to locate, access, analyze, and utilize information that facilitates learning and critical inquiry.

 

As the result of a variety of learning experiences, students will be able to:

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c.

 

  1. Social and Cultural Understanding: 

Students will understand and participate actively as informed and responsible citizens in political, social, cultural, global, and environmental matters.

 

As the result of a variety of learning experiences, students will be able to:

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c.

 

  1. Personal and Ethical Development: 

Students will develop an ability to understand and manage self, adapt to change, enhance wellness, learn effectively, establish a framework for aesthetic responsiveness, and set personal and professional goals.

 

As the result of a variety of learning experiences, students will be able to:

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