Revised Institutional Learning Outcomes
(Approved by the Academic Senate, 3/25/14)
Currently the SCC Institutional Student Learning Outcomes are a reflection of the areas covered in the SCC General Education Student Learning Outcomes (GELOs).
Current ISLOs: Upon completion of a course of study (degree, certificate, or substantial course work), a student will be able to…
- demonstrate effective reading, writing, and speaking skills. (Communication)
- demonstrate growth and lifelong learning skills in the personal, academic, and social domains of their lives. (Life Skills)
- demonstrate awareness of the various ways that culture and ethnicity shape and impact individual experience and society as a whole. (Cultural Competency)
- demonstrate knowledge of information needs and resources and the necessary skills to use these resources effectively. (Information Competency)
- demonstrate skills in problem solving, critical reasoning and the examination of how personal ways of thinking influence these abilities. (Critical Thinking)
- demonstrate knowledge of quantitative methods and skills in quantitative reasoning. (Quantitative Reasoning)
- demonstrate content knowledge and fluency within his or her course of study. (Depth and Breadth)
Because students completing certificates do not take the GE courses, it was felt that the ISLOs should be modified to allow them to apply to both students completing degrees and students completing certificates. Current GE SLOs will remain as the expected learning outcomes for students completing the GE patterns.
Proposed ISLOs: Upon completion of a course of study (degree or certificate) ACROSS PERSONAL, ACADEMIC, AND SOCIAL DOMAINS, a student will be able to…
- use effective reading and writing skills. (Written Communication)
- demonstrate growth and lifelong learning skills, including healthful living, effective speaking, cross-cultural sensitivity, and/or technological proficiency. (Life Competencies)
- use information resources effectively and analyze information using critical thinking, including problem solving, the examination of how personal ways of thinking influence reasoning, and/or the use of quantitative reasoning or methods. (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving)
- apply content knowledge, demonstrate fluency, and evaluate information within his or her course of study. (Depth of knowledge)
Students completing degrees will have completed the ISLOs as part of the General Education courses (see GELOs). Students completing certificates will have completed the ISLOs as a part of their required courses for the certificate.
Assessment of Institutional Learning Outcomes at SCC
Please review the Overview of SLO Process at SCC to see how Institutional Learning Outcome assessment fits in with the comprehensive SLO assessment process at Sacramento City College.