Institutional Student Learning Outcomes
The broader, college-wide goals for student learning are known as Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs). All programs at Pueblo Community College emphasize experiences that promote learning in these six areas (click to view the full rubrics used to assess these skills):
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: the ability to interpret and analyze information, explore implications, construct logical conclusions, and consider alternate perspectives and solutions.
- Effective Communication: the ability to organize and express ideas clearly, purposefully, and compellingly, attending to the needs of the audience and following disciplinary conventions.
- Quantitative Reasoning: the ability to perform computations, represent and interpret numerical information, and formulate reasonable solutions through quantitative analysis.
- Literacy: the ability to recognize, locate, evaluate, and select suitable information and materials for the application of proper methods in order to accomplish tasks.
- Professionalism: the ability to demonstrate accountability, personal growth, integrity, and professional behavior.
- Social Consciousness: the ability to participate productively in a diverse global society through effective interpersonal skills, cultural awareness, civic responsibility, and equitable and inclusive practices.
For more in-depth definitions of our core learning outcomes and the skills that PCC students develop in each of these areas, see the Complete Listing of PCC’s ISLOs. These After undergoing comprehensive review, these ISLOs (formerly General Education Learning Outcomes, or GELOs) were revised and approved by an all-faculty vote in February 2017.
See the Rubrics page to access the tools we use to assess these core learning outcomes.