Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Institutional Learning Outcomes are the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that students are expected to develop as a result of their overall experiences with any aspect of the college, including courses, programs, and student services. ILOs are designed to help guide individual departments and disciplines in the development of learning outcomes for programs and courses and services, and to help shape the decision making processes of Glendale Community College.

ILOs are the collective expression of the learning environment at Glendale College. Each program must contribute to at least one ILO.

The following are rules of thumb when establishing or connecting SLOs, PLOs, SSLOs, and GELOs to ILO(s): 

  1. each program need NOT fulfill every Institutional Outcome;
  2. each course within a program need NOT fulfill every program learning outcome;
  3. each course must meet at least one of its program’s established student learning outcomes;
  4. a course should meet every one of its stated student learning outcomes.

Upon successful completion at Glendale Community College, the student will be able to:

1. Communication

communicate clearly, demonstrate critical thinking, and apply knowledge utilizing writing, speaking, presenting and other modes of communication;

2. Mathematical Competency/Quantitative Reasoning

apply, interpret, and understand mathematical and quantitative concepts;

3. Information Competency (Literacy)

recognize an information need, or define a research topic using library and other resources to locate, evaluate, and use information or data in an ethical and legal manner;

4. Critical Thinking

analyze problems and apply knowledge; collect, synthesize, and evaluate ideas, information and data to develop arguments and derive conclusions;

5. Global Awareness and Appreciation

recognize and analyze the interconnectedness of global, national, and local concerns, analyzing cultural, political, social and environmental issues from multiple perspectives, and to appreciate similarities and differences among cultures;

6. Personal Responsibility

demonstrate and apply decision making skills and develop the capacity for self-understanding and recognize lifestyles that promote physical and mental well-being.

Last updated: 5/13/2016 11:27:38 AM