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Institutional Learning Goals & Outcomes

Institutional Learning Goals & Outcomes

Central to the mission of Columbus State Community College is the provision of a quality education that provides students with the opportunity to achieve their goals. The Institutional Learning Goals and Outcomes articulate measurable knowledge and skills that serve as the foundation for success in society and in the student’s discipline or vocation. Columbus State’s Institutional Learning Goals and Outcomes are an important part of the curriculum, and are identified below:

Institutional Learning Goals Institutional Learning Outcomes
1. Critical Thinking Apply critical and creative reasoning, including diverse perspectives to address complex problems1
2. Ethical Reasoning Identify, assess, and develop ethical arguments from a variety of perspectives2 and engage in the ethical use of technology and information
3. Quantitative Skills Demonstrate mathematical and statistical knowledge through solving equations, interpreting graphs and beginning to work with other forms of numeric data.
4. Scientific Literacy Identify and apply the use of science/scientific methods to advance knowledge in contemporary society.
5. Technological Competence Utilize knowledge and skills to properly incorporate technology into one’s discipline.
6. Communication Competence Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in both written and unwritten forms
7. Cultural and Social Awareness Recognize democratic values and civic/community responsibilities associated with a socially, politically, economically and historically diverse world.
8. Professional & Life Skills Recognize, and/or demonstrate skills and activities that enhance professional values, teamwork and cooperation.

Implementation Date: Au 2016

1City College of San Francisco
2Wesleyan University (CT)