Institutional Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the entire Bible
  2. Articulate a Reformed perspective on the core and their major discipline(s)
  3. Demonstrate the ability to think critically by asking questions, evaluating arguments, finding evidence, and drawing warranted conclusions
  4. Demonstrate growth and development in understanding their values and cultural perspectives as well as the values and cultural perspectives of others
  5. Demonstrate a basic level of literacy in information, language, technology, and quantitative analysis
  6. Communicate effectively, creatively, and persuasively in a variety of ways- written, oral, visual
  7. Communicate effectively and reflectively with diverse communities
  8. Demonstrate active participation in the college, church, and the neighboring community
  9. Demonstrate awareness of social responsibility and the pursuit of justice
  10. Demonstrate faithful pursuit of calling for service
  11. Demonstrate accountability and practice responsible Christian stewardship.

Program Learning Outcomes

1) Interdisciplinary Competence: Students will be able to produce evidence of the ability to make connections across the disciplines of the Liberal Arts (humanities and sciences) curriculum.

  •         Articulate a Reformed biblical perspective that is integrated in all areas of study
  •         Integrate a broad liberal arts perspective through self-reflection and participation in experiential education
  •         Exhibit awareness of diversity in both historical and contemporary cultures (* see number 5)
  •         Construct and effectively present research using quantitative and qualitative reasoning and scientific data
  •         Create capstone projects that reflect interdisciplinary competencies and a love of life-long learning

2) Creative- and Critical-Thinking: Students will be able to critically evaluate claims and research, consider multiple perspectives, discern sound premises, and develop biblical viewpoints and creative solutions to problems.

  •         Incorporate a Reformed Christian worldview into thought, attitudes, and actions seeking to diminish the power   of egocentric and socio-centric tendencies
  •         Work diligently to develop the habitual virtues of intellectual integrity, humility, civility, empathy, and justice
  •         Think with contextual discernment in order to live reflectively, rationally, reasonably, and compassionately
  •         Analyze and evaluate issues objectively in order to form sound judgments and reasoned actions
  •         Develop and demonstrate creativity, innovation, and imagination

3) Media and Information Literacy: Students will understand the functions of media and other information providers to evaluate critically and make informed decisions as users and producers of information and media content.

  •         Use media, information, and technology as a redemptive tool
  •         Foster responsible, conscientious engagement in digital communication and communities
  •         Embody the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to research with wisdom and discernment
  •         Demonstrate media literacy by accessing, evaluating, using, producing and communicating information and technological content
  •         Communicate transparently by identifying and accounting for presuppositions and biases in media resources

4) Communication: Students will be able to communicate across diverse audiences effectively, creatively, and persuasively in oral, visual, and written formats.

  •         Assimilate a biblical worldview into all types of communication
  •        Weigh the personal, social, ethical, and spiritual consequences of communication and honor the dignity of every person as created in the image of God
  •         Create effective communications for intercultural and cross-cultural contexts
  •         Communicate collaboratively with others in discovering truth and developing solutions to complex problems
  •         Promote reasoned and civil discourse in philosophical, political, and religious arenas

5) Global Citizenship and Community Connectedness – Students will exhibit biblical habits of the heart through nurturing respect for all, building a sense of community belonging, and being responsible and active global citizens

  •         Nurture wisdom and discernment (Deeper Learning for Greater Wisdom ™) in order to fulfill God’s mandate for faithful stewardship over the creation and service to humanity
  •         Serve God and neighbor through compassionate moral action with a clear sense of calling for the service of humanity and glorification of God
  •         Assume an active role in facing and resolving community and global challenges in order to become proactive contributors in the redemption of creation
  •         Participate in the complex process of developing wisdom, discernment, and maturity by committing to lifelong learning]


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