San Diego Mesa College

Institutional Learning Outcomes



  • Respond appropriately to incoming information in a variety of ways, including: written, oral, visual, auditory, and kinesthetic
  • Communicate awareness of how diversity and multiple perspectives shape and impact individual experiences and society as a whole
  • Converse with civility and appropriateness for situational context

Critical Thinking

  • Effectively interpret, analyze, synthesize, explain, and infer concepts and ideas
  • Construct and deconstruct arguments
  • Demonstrate quantitative or qualitative competency
  • Apply problem-solving methods in appropriate context toward making decisions
  • Come to rational conclusions based on evidence
  • Think independently, creatively, and logically

Information Literacy

  • Gather, analyze, evaluate, and disseminate appropriate information using multiple modalities
  • Utilize 21st-century tools effectively, ethically, and responsibly in information acquisition and distribution
  • Cultivate the skills necessary for life-long learning

Professional and Ethical Behavior

  • Practice responsible, professional, and civil conduct in the classroom, workplace, community, digital world, and the natural environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Develop the cultural sensitivity needed to resolve conflicts and build alliances

Global Consciousness

  • Recognize the interconnectedness of global, national, and local concerns from multiple perspectives
  • Exhibit awareness, appreciation, and respect for the diversity of individuals in one's immediate environment as well as in the global community
  • Apply knowledge of diversity and multicultural competencies to promote equity and social justice in our communities 

Last Updated: May 25, 2017
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