VWC Student Learning Outcomes
From Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation
From the 2011-12 Student Learning Assessment Reports
Define, plan, manage, write, and orally present research and artistic projects using computer, library and disciplinary techniques.
Solve problems by operationalizing and analysis. Define constraints, conditions and requirements that are appropriate to solutions. Use disciplinary methods and analyses.
Read, understand, critique, and evaluate disciplinary texts, including their relevant history, structure, variety, principles, concepts, and theories, as well as the interrelationships among science, society, technology, culture, nature, and impacts on their localities and lives.
Employ numerous strategies to assess learning during teaching. Make decisions based on the assessment outcomes. Plan differentiated instruction that uses diverse student learning environments.
Utilize communication, computer application, and media skills, Internet research, aesthetic, and performance skills needed to effectively apply disciplinary standards, concepts, and results.
Interpret various genres, traditions, and authors according to the historical contexts and cultural implications of their language, literarure, music, and mass media by tracking the development of images, ideas, and ideologies.
Create methods for posing informed problems and producing clear hypotheses, measurable objectives, logical designs, and clear data. Use interdisciplinary research and methods.
Analyze on-the-job situations and decision options through multiple lenses including research and development, production, completition, ethics, marketing, finance, and labor. Apply to business, envirnomental, ecological, and mass media problems.
Use Professional Processes
Initiate, sustain, and bring to closure a wide variety of communicative tasks. Flexibly help Individuals. Listen to clients. Maintain an unbiased approach with professional boundaries. Reflect on their own approaches, seeing resistance as nonthreatening. Summarize client accomplishments at decision points. Develop a professional portfolio.