Dixie State University

Institutional Essential Learning Outcomes

Institutional learning outcomes (ILOs) are the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes students are expected to develop as a result of their overall experiences with any aspect of our University including courses programs and student services. ILOs are designed to help guide individual departments and disciplines in the development of their student learning outcomes and to help shape the decision-making processes of the University. The development of our Institutional Learning Outcomes is a Faculty Lead effort. Our project is taking the DQP, LEAP, and Tuning as framework. Faculty members are invited to familiarize themselves with these projects.

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Develop discipline-specific skills and foundational skills in information literacy, quantitative reasoning, critical and creative thinking, inquiry and analysis, teamwork, leadership, and varied modes of communication.

Achieve comprehensive knowledge of discipline-specific area(s) of study and of human cultures and the physical and natural world, through engagement with contemporary and enduring questions.

Synthesize and collaborate across general and discipline-specific studies for creative resolution of complex and unscripted problems within and beyond the university campus.

Acquire civic, community, and intercultural knowledge and develop social competence while engaging as a responsible, global citizen.

Develop passion and perseverance towards long-term goals despite significant obstacles