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Institutional Learning Outcomes

In an increasingly dynamic world, a college must clearly state its educational philosophy in terms of the outcomes it seeks to create for its graduates.                

Kennedy-King College has identified six key Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) that encompass the skills and knowledge we believe that all students should have upon completion of a degree, regardless of discipline, so that they will be well equipped to reach their full potential and successfully compete in the global marketplace.                

KKC's Institutional Learning Outcomes                           


  • Communication: Communicate effectively in various modalities. 
Evidence of having met this SLO could include: 

-Convey and interpret ideas in written form in Standard American English (SAE)
-Convey and interpret ideas verbally in SAE
-Convey and interpret ideas using a visual medium
-Convey and interpret ideas in a foreign language
-Comprehend information presented in written, verbal, or visual media.
-Analyze information presented in written, verbal, or visual media.
  • Quantitative Literacy: Utilize and interpret numerical data. 
Evidence of having met this SLO could include:

-Correctly construct and interpret a chart, graph, or table
-Use data presented to evaluate an argument.
-Use data generated or collected to support an argument
-Utilize data in problem solving
-Recognize the limits of data (including in theoretical models)
-Use mathematics to solve problems
-Apply quantitative reasoning in real-world scenarios.
  • Technological Fluency: Use current technology to achieve a desired outcome.
Evidence of having met this SLO could include:

-Use of technology to locate information relevant to a specific task, purpose, or question.
-Critically evaluate quality and reliability of information.
-Use of technology to convey information to others (i.e. creation of a PPT)
-Create digital artifacts such as documents, databases, programs, art, etc.
-Utilize technology to complete a task such as submitting an assignment, completing an online job application, applying to financial aid, etc.
-Demonstrate an understanding of a digital footprint and the potential impact of a digital footprint on life.
  • Problem Solving: Understand and apply appropriate problem-solving strategies to help solve real-world scenarios and novel problems. 
Evidence of having met this SLO could include:

-Identify and apply discipline specific knowledge to solve novel problems.
-Applying knowledge from one discipline to solve a problem in another.
-Apply mathematical formulas or methodologies to solve a problem.
-Propose a solution to a stated problem.

Foundations Skills:

-Correctly identify and explain an issue.
-Suggest appropriate methodologies/theories to apply.
  • Global Citizenship: Demonstrate knowledge of competent and ethical practices in diverse local and global contexts.
Evidence of having met this SLO could include:

-Displaying an understanding of the issues facing people of different cultures, religions, genders, sexualities, socioeconomic classes, races etc.
-Drawing connections between course material and its societal importance/impact
-Explain the importance of sustainable practices and environmental stewardship.
-Understanding of local, state, or global issues.
-Drawing connections between course material and social, political, and economic contexts.
  • Personal Development and Creativity: Employ practices that promote creativity and holistic well-being.
Evidence for having met this SLO could include: 

-Demonstrate appreciation for artistic expression.
-Creating artistic works.
-Reflecting on or utilizing practices that promote well-being (physical/psychological/emotional).
-Applying practices that result in an increased sense of well-being.
-Explain the physical, psychological, and emotional benefits of physical activity.
-Describe the impacts of diet on physical and emotional well-being.