Academic Senate Resolution
In Support of Endorsing Student Learning Outcomes for General Education
Whereas, Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) 1-5 were developed as skills standards and adopted by the UHCC’s under former Chancellor Joyce Tsunoda in the 1990’s; and
Whereas, ACCJC requires college-wide General Education SLO’s; and
Whereas, HawCC’s ad hoc Assessment Committee discussed the 8 SLO’s during the 07/08 academic year and adopted them on April 4, 2008; and
Whereas, the Assessment Committee did one more review of the SLO’s and officially adopted them on April 2, 2009 and recommended they be presented to the Academic Senate for endorsement; now therefore be it
Resolved, that the Academic Senate endorse the SLO’s for General Education, as adopted by the Assessment Committee.
Student Learning Outcomes for General Education
Adopted by the Assessment Committee: April 2, 2009
Use critical reading and thinking skills to synthesize information, pose questions, and solve problems.
Retrieve, evaluate, and use print and current electronic media in a logical and ethical manner.
3. Oral Communication
Use listening, critical thinking, and speaking skills to identify, organize, communicate, and evaluate information, values, and policies with a variety of audiences.
4. Quantitative Reasoning
Use mathematical concepts, methods, and logical problem-solving skills to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate ideas in quantitative terms.
5. Written Communication
Use reading, critical thinking, and writing skills to explore, develop, and communicate information and ideas in writing to a variety of audiences.
6. Understanding Self and Community
Collaborate with diverse individuals to examine and demonstrate one’s relationship with the community and the environment.
7. Integration and Application of Knowledge
Use information and concepts from studies in multiple disciplines in one’s intellectual, professional, and community life.
8. Values and Ethics
Make informed and principled judgments with respect to individual conduct, citizenship, and aesthetics.