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General Education/ Institutional Learning Outcomes and Assessment

Palomar College has identified a set of General Education/Institutional Learning Outcomes, which represent the overall set of abilities and qualities a student graduating from Palomar should possess. These outcomes were adopted from the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ LEAP framework and modified by Palomar College faculty, administrators, and staff to reflect the College’s particular set of values. Each year, the College will assess student progress in achieving these outcomes.

Courses and Programs Mapped to General Education/Institutional Learning Outcomes

Courses mapped to GE/ILOsPrograms mapped to GE/ILOs
1) Communication
a. Writtena. Written
b. Oralb. Oral
c. Visualc. Visual
2) Computation
a. Quantitative Literacya. Quantitative Literacy
b. Inquiry and Analysisb. Inquiry and Analysis
3) Creative, Critical, and Analytical Thinking
a. Critical Thinkinga. Critical Thinking
b. Information Literacyb. Information Literacy
c. Teamwork and Problem Solvingc. Teamwork and problem solving
4) Community, Multicultural/Global Consciousness and Responsibility
a. Intercultural Knowledgea. Intercultural Knowledge
b. Ethical Reasoningb. Ethical Reasoning
c. Civic Knowledge and Engagementc. Civic knowledge and engagement

Palomar College has identified sets of College Outcomes (General Education and Institutional Learning Outcomes), which represent the overall set of abilities and qualities a student graduating from Palomar should possess.  Each year, the College assesses student progress in achieving college outcomes.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Institutional Learning Outcomes apply to all courses and program types including certificate, transfer and degrees.

Communication

  • includes written, oral, and visual (ASL) communication

Computation

  • includes quantitative literacy and inquiry & analysis

Creative, Critical, and Analytical Thinking

  • includes critical thinking, information literacy, teamwork and problem solving

Community, Multicultural/Global Consciousness and Responsibility

  • includes intercultural knowledge, ethical reasoning, and civic knowledge & engagement

General Education Learning Outcomes

General Education outcomes apply to degrees and all courses included as degree program options. General Education outcomes consist of the four institutional learning outcomes plus two additional outcomes.

  • Communication
  • Computation
  • Creative, Critical, and Analytical Thinking
  • Community, Multicultural/Global Consciousness and Responsibility
  • Foundation Knowledge of Discipline
  • Integrative Learning (e.g. learning communities, service learning, engagement through the arts)