Institutional Learning Outcomes
Learning goals, curricula, and assessments should be designed collaboratively, with participants drawn from all relevant sectors of the college community. ~ Linda Suskie
Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) are overarching skills that are emphasized in all courses and programs, and student services support and interactions. ILOs define the skills the college expects its students to develop by the time they graduate. The ILOs are in addition to mastering the learning outcomes for courses and program(s).
In 2021-22, RCC adopted an Institutional Learning Outcome of the Year model and aligned it with general education. Each year, one ILO is selected to be assessed across general education courses.
2022-23 ILO of the Year: Communication
Students will engage in effective communication using active reading and listening skills and expressing ideas appropriately in oral, written, and visual work.
2021-22 ILO of the Year: Critical Thinking
Students will explore, reach, and support appropriate conclusions through the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of information and varying opinions.
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Global Consciousness
Students will recognize and identify equity, diversity, inclusion and global consciousness as it applies to people and the world today.
Students will identify an information need and locate, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically.
Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning
Students will reason through and solve quantitative problems by collecting and interpreting data, and applying mathematical/statistical techniques.