Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) are the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that students are expected to develop as a result of their overall experiences throughout their time in college. ILOs are designed to help guide individual departments and disciplines in the development of learning outcomes for their programs, courses and services, and to help shape decision-making processes across the college.

Recognizing the interconnectedness and complexity of all facets of our world, we commit to sustaining an environment of openness and collaboration in which students develop:

  • Critical thinking skills, so that they are able to engage a lifelong building of knowledge through observation, reflection, curiosity, dialogue, and the evaluation and synthesis of information.
  • Creative and expressive skills, so that they may propose innovative solutions to problems, and innovative manifestations of their own thoughts and feelings.
  • Articulation skills, so that they are able to communicate their thoughts and choices clearly, carefully, and purposefully, to themselves and to others.
  • Adeptness in multiple research methodologies and in multiple forms of literacy, so that they may further expand and enrich their appreciation of the complexity of our world, within and beyond college.
  • A sensitivity to nuance, to traditional and non-traditional knowledges, and to ideas and experiences different from their own, so that they are able to bridge the gap between themselves and others, and between the local and global, while advocating for the importance of diversity in all its manifestations.
  • A commitment to the planet and to the welfare and equity of all of its peoples, by respecting the sanctity of the environment and by using the United Nations’ 17 interconnected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for understanding the larger impact of their actions and decisions, so that they may actively engage in building a world that measurably promotes equity, inclusivity, and sustainability.