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Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs)

The Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) of Klamath Community College represent the core abilities which students acquire while studying at KCC. These are measureable statements that indicate what students will know, be able to do or be able to demonstrate once they have completed a course of study at Klamath Community College. KCC has identified the following as learning outcomes for our graduates.

Communication Skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing)

Definition: Communication Skills encompass the ability to effectively express and exchange ideas through listening, speaking, reading, writing, and other modes of interpersonal expression. This includes the ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups, and in many contexts of communication, from face-to-face to digital.

The KCC graduate will:

  1. be able to communicate effectively in ways appropriate to a given situation or cultural context
  2. be able to comprehend and respectfully respond to the ideas of others
  3. be able to collaborate with others to achieve shared goals
  4. know how to select an effective and appropriate medium (such as face-to-face, written, broadcast, or digital) for conveying knowledge, information, or ideas.
Apply Critical Thinking to Problem-Solving (creative thinking, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning)

Definition: Critical Thinking is an evaluation process that involves questioning, gathering, and analyzing opinions and information relevant to the topic or problem under consideration.

The KCC graduate will:

  1. be able to obtain and apply information in order to problem-solve in practical situations
  2. know how to identify and define key issues
  3. know when and how to deploy thinking skills such as comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
  4. apply logical reasoning to draw conclusions and identify appropriate actions
Professional Competence and Self-Efficacy

Definition: Professional Competence is demonstrating and applying the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enter and succeed in a defined profession or advanced academic program. Self-efficacy is the confidence and ability to perform the courses of action required to effectively meet personal, social, academic and professional goals.

The KCC graduate will:

  1. be able to demonstrate competency in their field of study
  2. know how to obtain increasingly complex knowledge via rapidly changing technologies
  3. be able to apply skills appropriate to performing effectively in the workplace
  4. be able to recognize consequences of decisions
  5. meet deadlines and complete tasks
  6. know how to recognize and evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses
Community and Global Awareness (Social, Cultural, and Civic Responsibility)

Definition: Community Awareness is an awareness of and willingness to participate in local and regional communities. Global Awareness is knowledge of our natural world and the richness of human experience and expression. Both concepts require recognizing and evaluating personal views and the views of others.

The KCC graduate will:

  1. demonstrate personal conduct and behavior that is appropriately respectful
  2. know how to recognize and evaluate personal and diverse cultural values and perspectives
  3. understand and know how to participate in democratic values and practices
  4. demonstrate honesty, openness to alternative views, and respect for others’ freedom to dissent

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