Institutional learning goals and outcomes
Institutional learning goals:
Students who graduate from Columbia College will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of human cultures and the
physical and natural world through study in the art, history, humanities,
language, mathematics, sciences and social sciences.
- Exhibit intellectual and practical skills
including inquiry, analysis, critical thinking,
creative thinking, written communication, oral communication,
quantitative literacy, information literacy, teamwork and problem solving.
- Demonstrate comprehension of social
responsibility including local and global civic duties, cultural diversity, ethical
reasoning and lifelong learning.
- Integrate, synthesize and apply their understanding
across general and specialized studies.
Adapted from The
Essential Learning Outcomes by Association of American Colleges and
Institutional learning outcomes:
- Describe and evaluate models of the natural and physical world through collection and scientific analysis of data, and through the use of mathematical or computational methods.
- Use knowledge, theories, methods, and historical perspectives appropriate to the social sciences to explain and evaluate human behavior and social institutions.
- Use knowledge, historical perspectives, analysis, interpretation, critical evaluation and the standards of evidence appropriate to the humanities to address problems and explore questions.
- Use knowledge, historical perspectives, theories, or methods appropriate to the arts to describe their context, function and impact.
- Write, read, speak, and listen effectively in various contexts using a variety of means including appropriate information sources and technologies.
- Use mathematical, computational, statistical, or formal reasoning to solve problems, draw inferences and determine the validity of stated claims.
- Create original work, perform original work or interpret the work of others.
- Use critical and analytical skills to evaluate assumptions and challenge existing structures in ways that respect diversity and foster equity and inclusivity.
- Evaluate the impact of systems, institutions and issues in local and global contexts and across cultures.
- Use critical and creative thinking to address civic, social and environmental challenges.
- Apply knowledge, skills or responsibilities gained in one academic or experiential context to other contexts.
Adapted from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire • Eau Claire WI 54702-4004 with written permission.