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 five areas:
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: the ability to interpret and analyze information, explore implications, construct logical conclusions, and formulate creative 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 interpret, explain, represent, and apply quantifiable information to identify connections, formulate reasonable solutions, and defend conclusions.
- Textual Literacy: the ability to comprehend, locate, evaluate, and select and apply suitable information, materials, and methods in order to accomplish tasks.
- Professionalism& Social Consciousness: the ability to demonstrate personal responsibility, interpersonal skills through appropriate conduct and teamwork, and civic and cultural engagement.
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.