2020-2021 Catalog

Common Learning Outcomes

In addition to General Education coursework required in all degrees and some certificate programs, all programs include Common Learning Outcomes which are defined as the knowledge, skills and abilities students should learn as a result of experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. These outcomes have been aligned to the mission and values of the college, and they define the expectations of a Moraine Valley education by providing benchmarks against which the college holds itself accountable. As graduates of Moraine Valley, students will have had opportunities to demonstrate these outcomes during their time at the college in a variety of settings.

The five Common Learning Outcomes are:

  1. Communication: Develop and express ideas using effective communication for a variety of audiences.
  2. Critical Thinking: Effectively analyze, evaluate, synthesize and apply information and ideas from diverse sources and disciplines to construct an argument, solution or judgment.
  3. Diverse Perspectives: Examine diverse perspectives and cultures as they relate to the individual, regional or global community.
  4. Information and Technology Literacy: Effectively find, evaluate, manage, transform, and exchange information using a variety of technologies.
  5. Quantitative Literacy: Use processes, procedures, data or evidence to solve problems and make effective decisions.