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Institutional Student Learning Outcomes

The Institutional Student Learning Outcomes represent our commitment that every Aquinas College student will have the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and personal capabilities throughout their studies and experiences.

GOAL [I]

EXPLORATION AND ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE 

GOAL [II] 

DEVELOPMENT OF INTELLECTUAL, PROFESSIONAL AND ARTISTIC SKILLS 

Students explore: 

Purpose and meaning through breadth of knowledge in general education across the liberal arts and a depth of knowledge in majors and graduate study.

Students prepare to lead a life of purpose and success through research and practical application of skills.

Students develop: 

  • Critical thinking and creative expression
  • Qualitative and quantitative reasoning
  • Proficiency in communication
  • Information literacy (digital and print)

GOAL [III]

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

GOAL [IV]

EDUCATION OF THE WHOLE PERSON

Aligned with the Catholic and Dominican tradition, students gain skills to become global citizens who act within diverse contexts. 

Students practice:

  • Ethical reasoning and theological reflection 
  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Commitment to community, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and sustainability.   
  • Respect for diverse perspectives and cultural traditions

Students engage in personal development to build resilience and support the flourishing of self and others. 

Students cultivate: 

  • Mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health
  • Respectful relationships and empathy
  • An exploration of vocation
  • A habit of mind for lifelong learning and action
  • Independence and self-actualization