Institutional Learning Outcomes
Institutional learning outcomes describe the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes UNC envisions for all students. Our institutional learning outcomes articulate qualities that all college-educated people should possess as well as the unique characteristics that define graduates of the University of Northern Colorado. Read UNC’s Institutional Learning Outcomes Contextual Statement.
Based on broad input from faculty, staff, alumni, and students, the University Assessment Council developed the following institutional learning outcomes:
Institutional Learning Outcomes Process
UNC’s previous institutional learning outcomes (ILOs) first appeared in the 1996-1997 Catalog. Minor revisions occurred in 2002-2003, but they remained essentially the same until the Provost charged the Assessment Council with leading a campus-wide revision of the institutional learning outcomes in 2016. In response to the Provost’s charge, the University Assessment Council developed a first draft in spring 2016, and information from campus surveys and feedback meetings was used to make revisions. A final version that reflects broad input from the UNC community was completed in academic year 2016-2017.
Information about the process used to develop the ILOs is available in the following reports: