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 UHCCs under former Chancellor Joyce Tsunoda in the 1990s; and

Whereas, ACCJC requires college-wide General Education SLOs; and

Whereas, HawCCs ad hoc Assessment Committee discussed the 8 SLOs during the 07/08 academic year and adopted them on April 4, 2008; and

Whereas, the Assessment Committee did one more review of the SLOs 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 SLOs for General Education, as adopted by the Assessment Committee.


Hawaii Community College


Student Learning Outcomes for General Education


Adopted by the Assessment Committee: April 2, 2009



1.       Critical Reading and Thinking


Use critical reading and thinking skills to synthesize information, pose questions, and solve problems.


2.       Information Retrieval


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 ones relationship with the community and the environment.


7.                   Integration and Application of Knowledge


Use information and concepts from studies in multiple disciplines in ones intellectual, professional, and community life.


8.       Values and Ethics


Make informed and principled judgments with respect to individual conduct, citizenship, and aesthetics.