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Philosophical Rationale for Student Learning Outcomes

These outcomes describe an integrated set of foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes that prepare the student for future academic and career success. These are basic competencies enabling a lifetime of self-directed learning, effective communication, and responsible citizenship.

Think Critically
The ability to identify and summarize assumptions, issues, and salient arguments, as well as to draw logically valid conclusions from statements, images, data, and other forms of evidence relevant to discipline- or occupation-specific content, and to assess the implications and consequences of conclusions.
Resources for Critical Thinking

Reason Quantitatively
The ability to comprehend, analyze, estimate, use, and evaluate quantitative information arising in a variety of situations and involving a combination of words, data sets, graphs, diagrams, and symbols.
Resources for Quantitative Reasoning

Communicate Effectively
The ability to read, write, listen, speak and use visual and other nonverbal means of communication with clarity and purpose while being mindful of audience characteristics
; to express original thought, to take a position and defend it using solid evidence and sound reasoning; and to recognize and consider the perspectives and contributions of others.
Resources for Effective Communication

Demonstrate Civic Responsibility in Diverse and Multifaceted Environments
The ability to understand and interact productively and ethically with others in diverse local, national, and global communities with an informed awareness of contemporary issues, their historical contexts, and their personal relevance.
Resources for Civic Responsibility

Develop Information and Visual Literacy
The ability to assess the information requirements of complex projects, to identify potential textual, visual and electronic resources, to obtain the needed information, to interpret, evaluate, synthesize, organize, and use that information, regardless of format, while adhering strictly to the legal and ethical guidelines governing information access in today’s society.
Resources for Information and Visual Literacy



Jack Harton and Maurea Maya  (co-chairs of SOCC)

Last updated: December 08, 2010