General Education GE/Institutional SLOs
Over the course of the Fall, 2009 semester, the Learning Outcomes Council discussed possible learning outcomes that would describe in broad terms what students will have achieved when completing their educational goals at Palomar College. The following list is the recommendation of the Council and is under discussion now by the college. It has been adapted from the
LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes Framework developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
A full discussion of these outcomes by all
constituencies continues during the Spring 2010 term. Join the discussion at the PC
SLO/Assessment Blog or login at the
PC Blackboard LOC Wiki where you can follow the Learning Outcomes Council discussion and
writing of the GE/Institutional outcomes and related examples.
(Login to the Wiki at the Blackboard shell:
1) Under "My Courses" click "Learning Outcomes,"
2) in next window on the left-hand sidebar, click "GE/Institutional,"
next window, scroll to "GE/Institutional Proposed Framework with Examples" and click
the wiki icon.) At the April 1, 2010, LOC meeting, the Council approved the following GE/Institutional Student Learning Outcomes along with
descriptions of example outcomes.
Palomar College GE/Institutional Student Learning Outcomes
The General Education Program at Palomar College promotes competence in various fields of knowledge, provides an academic foundation
for lifelong learning, and enriches students’ lives. As a result of the general education experience, students will demonstrate:
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World
Study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts
by engagement with big questions, both contemporary and enduring
Intellectual and Practical Skills, including
Inquiry and analysis
Critical and creative thinking
Written and oral communication
Teamwork and problem solving
across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance
Personal and Social Responsibility, including
Civic knowledge and engagement—local and global
Intercultural knowledge and competence
Ethical reasoning and action
Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
Anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges
Integrative Learning, including
Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and
Demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems
*This list has been adapted from the
LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes Framework
developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities - http://www.aacu.org/leap/vision.cfm
SLOAC workshops will
resume in Fall 2012.
(760) 744-1150 ext. 2451
(760) 744-1150 ext. 3640
The SLOAC Office is closed during Summer 2012.