Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
Merritt College has six distinct Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs). All other outcomes (course, program and service area) are mapped to one or more of the institutional outcomes.
Communicate with clarity and precision using oral, nonverbal, and/or written language, expressing an awareness of audience, situation, and purpose.
Think critically using appropriate methods of reasoning to evaluate ideas and identify and investigate problems and to develop creative and practical solutions to issues that arise in workplaces, institutions, and local and global communities.
Apply college-level mathematical reasoning to analyze and explain real world issues and to interpret and construct graphs, charts, and tables.
Through a knowledge of history and cultural diversity, recognize and value perspectives and contributions that persons of diverse backgrounds bring to multicultural settings and respond constructively to issues that arise out of human diversity on both the local and the global level.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND ETHICS
Internalize and exhibit ethical values and behaviors that address self- respect and respect for others with integrity and honesty that will enable success and participation in the larger society.
INFORMATION AND COMPUTER LITERACY
Use appropriate technology to identify, locate, evaluate and present information for personal, educational and workplace goals.
Assessment of ILOs:
The College is currently assessing one ILO per full semester so that each outcome is assessed within a three-year cycle. The current schedule is as follows:
|Spring 2016||Quantitative Reasoning|
|Fall 2016||Civic Engagement and Ethics
|Spring 2017||Information and Computer Literacy|
|Fall 2017||Critical Thinking|
Note: we will assess two ILOs in Fall 2016 in order to achieve a 100% rate by the Fall 2017 accreditation.