Institutional Learning Outcomes

What are Institutional Learning Outcomes?

Institutional Learning outcomes encompass the whole student experience. Foothill has defined four core competencies (4-Cs) as its Institutional Learning Outcomes.

Communication
Demonstrate analytical reading and writing skills including evaluation, synthesis, and research; deliver focused and coherent presentations; demonstrate active, discerning listening and speaking skills in lectures and discussions.

Computation
Complex problem-solving skills, technology skills, computer proficiency, decision analysis (synthesis and evaluation), apply mathematical concepts and reasoning, and ability to analyze and use numerical data.

Creative, Critical, and Analytical Thinking
Judgment and decision making, intellectual curiosity, problem solving through analysis, synthesis and evaluation, creativity, aesthetic awareness, research method, identifying and responding to a variety of learning styles and strategies.

Community/Global Consciousness and Responsibility
Social perceptiveness, including respect, empathy, cultural awareness, and sensitivity, citizenship, ethics, interpersonal skills and personal integrity, community service, self-esteem, interest in and pursuit of lifelong learning.

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