All students need to develop skills and abilities in order to function effectively in an increasingly complex, diverse, and rapidly changing world. The college, through its shared governance processes, worked for two years to identify and enumerate these skills and abilities, and their efforts have produced two sets of learning outcomes. The goal of these learning outcomes is to assure that our students develop particular habits of intellectual inquiry, a significant base of knowledge and skills, and a broad pluralistic perspective of the world. These outcomes inform how the college structures and assesses its programs and services as it seeks to provide a rich and inclusive environment that assists students in achieving these outcomes.
The College Wide Student Learning Outcomes enumerate the most critical broad skills that students gain over the course of their experiences at CRC. The GE Student Learning Outcomes enumerate the skills and abilities that reflect students' understanding of the basic concepts and major modes of inquiry used in the disciplines that have been identified as the components of general education by Title V.
Instructional Program Learning Outcomes are broad statements of the most important skills and abilities that students obtain from our instructional programs. Non-Instructional Program Learning Outcomes are broad statements of the important skills and abilities that students obtain from their participation in student support programs or are broad measureable expectations of administrative or instructional support program staff or processes.
Course SLOs are statements of the principal skills and abilities a student will possess and demonstrate upon successfully finishing a class.