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Westcliff University Institutional Learning Outcomes

The Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOS) identify what each student at each level of study (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate) should achieve at graduation. They are as follows:

 

Level: Undergraduate – Bachelor

Written Communication:

  • Use written language that is grammatically correct in a style appropriate to the audience, prepare arguments that are well presented, supported, and formatted

Oral Communication:

  • Employ appropriate techniques of speech, discussion, and dialogue to help convey messages appropriately

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Solve problems collaboratively, applying the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to assume a leadership role

Critical Thinking:

  • Solve problems creatively, efficiently, and effectively through critical thinking

Ethics:

  • Recognize ethical issues when presented in a complex context

Information Literacy:

  • Select and evaluate the appropriate information that is required to make an informed decision

Quantitative Reasoning:

  • Employ quantitative and numerical concepts and methods when appropriate in dealing with real life problems

 

Level: Graduate – Master

Written Communication:

  • Master the conventions of the written language with culturally accepted structures for presentation and argument, awareness of audience, and other situational factors while successfully mixing texts, data, and images

Oral Communication:

  • Demonstrate compromise by facilitating cooperation, achieved through informational, persuasive, and expressive oral communication

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Exhibit behaviors that lead to stronger human relationships and inspire others to excel in conflict resolution, expectation management, and problem solving

Critical Thinking:

  • Be open-minded and motivated to seek the truth by distinguishing between fact, opinion, and intentional deception, summarizing and creatively synthesizing complex issues with insight and reflective judgment so as to decide what to believe or what to do

Ethics:

  • Be critically engaged in global and local issues with increased reflection and analysis of values, assumptions, beliefs, and attitudes of diverse cultures and communities

Information Literacy:

  • Articulate a need for information, apply with expertise an analysis of others’ claims and use enhanced ability to summarize findings both collaboratively and individually

Quantitative Reasoning:

  • Evaluate, construct, and communicate arguments and other communications using quantitative reasoning

 

Level: Graduate – Doctor

Written Communication:

  • Prepare original, content-rich documents which effectively demonstrate a logical, well-constructed argument supported by data that make significant contributions to industry related literature

Oral Communication:

  • Communicate In a clear and direct style which is assertive and supported by tone of voice, appropriate body language, and current technological aids to effectively articulate viewpoints, beliefs, and feelings

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Develop inner excellence and a strong emotional foundation by exhibiting behaviors that lead to stronger human relationships and inspire others to excel in conflict resolution, expectation management, and problem solving

Critical Thinking:

  • Approach information through the analyses of competing ideas systematically, resulting in clarity of thought and the development of original concepts

Ethics:

  • Respect diversity in culture, communities, and individuals to foster an environment of understanding and learning, and to recognize and respond constructively to address ethical issues and dilemmas.

Information Literacy:

  • Acquire, select, interpret, and interact with relevant information for use in academia and/or industry. Add originally prepared research, information, and findings to relevant industry annals

Quantitative Reasoning:

  • Make use of diagrams and graphs to summarize and express ideas and to have the ability to utilize numerical data and concepts to support quantitative reasoning in producing insights and recommendations.