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Institutional Outcomes

Institutional outcomes are the core skills, knowledge, and qualities that an educational institution aims to instill in its students, shaping their overall development and aligning with the institution’s mission and educational goals.

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Students will learn, build and practice

  1. A variety of transferable abilities, including information literacy, critical thinking, numeric literacy, research techniques, teamwork, engaging diverse viewpoints, ethical reasoning, and effective communication, must be demonstrated at an advanced level.
  2. Obtain a thorough understanding of a primary discipline, develop appropriate specialties, and understand how it relates to other areas of study.
  3. Utilize advanced skills and knowledge from one’s subject independently in complex and unpredictable circumstances to serve the needs of various groups consistently with our philosophy and practice.

frequently asked questions

Institutional outcomes are broad declarations that capture an institution’s values. They determine the kind of graduate profile an institution strives to have and aid in forming the academic atmosphere of the institution. They are accomplished through a variety of educational opportunities that are provided to students, including classes, extracurricular activities, student services, and other learning opportunities. The Continents States University accrediting agencies required us to have institutional outcomes that are used in the evaluation process and are known to all programs.

Yes, there are now five well-known institutional outcomes that are well-known and successfully achieved common goals across all programs at The Continents States University. Since they were developed, these results have directed the assessment and program review processes.

The university’s mission serves as the foundation for institutional outcomes. It emphasizes the abilities, knowledge, and skills that students acquire due to participating in courses, extracurricular activities, institutional events (like online webinars), student services, and other university-related experiences. Program managers and departments can establish program outcomes with the help of institutional outcomes. Program outcomes demonstrate how students achieve institutional outcomes in that academic program and are the results of the institutional outcomes. Program outcomes place a strong emphasis on the precise information, abilities, and attitudes that students might anticipate acquiring after completing a given course of study. The course outcomes specify what knowledge and skills students will have acquired due to the course. Program outcomes are more generalized than course outcomes are.

The Continents States University considers student learning evaluation to be a crucial component of effective teaching methods. The enhancement of student learning is the aim of assessment.

A thorough assessment reveals students’ strengths and shortcomings so that assistance can be given where it will most benefit them in achieving their learning objectives. A practical assessment plan, therefore, includes both formative and summative evaluation. Formative assessment is typically done in classes, although it can be helpful to add one or two weekly assessments or similar testing practices at significant turning points in the student’s academic careers. All program faculty are involved in conversations about how well students are achieving program objectives and in decisions about how to enhance learning in a practical assessment plan.

No, not always. Near the end of students’ coursework or at significant checkpoints, signature (or essential) assignments frequently include assessments of program results. The use of capstone courses, final projects, presentations, portfolios, research, and practicums as examples of how program outcomes are evaluated. Standardized or licensure exams relevant to a given discipline may occasionally be included in program assessments. The results of program evaluations show that institutional effects are obtained when program outcomes and institutional outcomes are mapped. These results can offer solid support when the same measuring standards are used in many programs, such as a common rubric for master’s theses. Institutions may also use nationally normed assessments or surveys (such as senior surveys or alumni surveys) to confirm that institutional outcomes met.