Student Learning Outcomes
Secrets to success…that unlock unlimited potential.
- Effective Communication
- Critical and Creative Thinking
- Technological Proficiency
- Professional Integrity
are vital learning outcomes that prepare students for life outside Richland Community College. Academic and business leaders look for students who use these learning outcomes to solve many of the most important problems they will encounter in college and the workplace.
Student learning outcomes statements clearly state the expected knowledge, skills, attitudes, competencies, and habits of mind that students are expected to acquire at an institution of higher education.
In 2008, Richland Community College formally adopted four cross-disciplinary student learning outcomes with input from the Outcomes Assessment Taskforce and faculty. Cross-disciplinary learning outcomes are defined as learning outcomes comprised of transferable skills, attitudes, and abilities to be mastered by all learners completing a degree or certificate at Richland. Cross-disciplinary learning outcomes go beyond a specific program, major, or discipline thread, are integrated throughout the learning experience, and are often set as learning goals.