From an all-college forum and survey on student learning outcomes (SLOs) conducted during the Fall 2005 semester, a list of common institutional themes became evident. The SLO Committee compiled the most identified values into 5 main categories in Spring 2006 and subsequently were approved by the Academic Senate in September 2006. The following core competencies reflect changes based upon the comments and was used to formulate LASC's Institutional/General Education SLOs (ISLO). These SLOs were revalidated by campus leadership in August 2008 and reflect knowledge, skills, and abilities a student is expected to leave the college with as a result of a student's total college experience.
LASC INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Communication (Oral and Written Skills)
• use language (oral and written) and non-verbal modes of communication appropriate to the audience and purpose.
2. Cognition (Reading Comprehension, Computational Skills, and Critical Thinking)
• use critical thinking and computational skills to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate ideas and information.
3. Information Competency (Information Competency and Technological Literacy)
• utilize research skills necessary to achieve educational, professional, and personal objectives.
4. Social Responsibility (Responsible Citizenship and Valuing Diversity)
• demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for others and participate actively in group and civic decision making.
5. Personal and Professional Development (Employability and Confidence Building)
• demonstrate self-management, maturity, and growth through practices that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being.