Institutional Learning Outcomes
Intellectual and Applied Skills
Practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance and demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems…
- Critical Thinking Literacy
- Communication Literacy
- Professional Literacy
- Information and Research Literacy
- Development of the Whole Person. A balanced education, curricular and co-curricular, aims to inspire holistic personal growth in students as lifelong learners.
Personal and Social Responsibility
Anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges…
- Personal Literacy
- National and Global Literacy
- Moral Literacy
- Critical Literacy
- Service to Community. In line with the values of the foundresses, the College stimulates within students a sense of responsibility and dedication to the community through selfless service to family, friends, colleagues, and those in need.
- Justice and Peace. Acknowledging our place within the world, the College emboldens students to identify injustices and to contribute peaceful solutions to them.
- Cultivation of Personal Moral Responsibility. We expect students to develop as ethically responsible human beings, through serious reflection and active engagement.
- Diversity and Inclusion. We welcome all, regardless of background, and encourage critical thought and ideas in the pursuit of truth.
Definition of an Educated Person
The College believes that an educated person is defined by three essential traits: They are critical thinkers and intentional and rigorous lifelong learners, they have balanced minds and confident characters founded on decency and humility, and they are animated by a sense of social responsibility. An educated person is prepared to deal with complexity, diversity, and change because she or he possesses the capacity for rigorous analytical thinking and creative, independent inquiry. An educated person is reflective and conscious of the way she or he and other people discover and define the meaning of the collective human experience. This makes the person more self-aware, attentive, and sympathetic to experiences different from their own. An educated person has an appreciation for diverse ways of knowing and the ability to examine, evaluate, and integrate knowledge drawn from multiple sources. They possess an awareness of how historical, cultural, economic, and political forces continuously shape and inform the world we live in. They are able to listen carefully, communicate their thoughts effectively, and make clear, precise, and logical arguments in both written and verbal form. Collectively these attributes create a compassionate and empathetic individual equipped with powerful problem-solving skills and the ability to create, discover, and analyze knowledge and to apply it in real-world settings with intention.
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World through the Liberal Arts
Focused by engagement with big questions, both contemporary and enduring.
- Humanities Literacy
- Integrated Social Scientific Literacy (Behavioral & Social Sciences)
- Scientific Literacy
- Artistic Literacy
- Faith and Reason. Drawing upon the Catholic intellectual tradition, the academic environment provides students an education that honors faith and reason as complementary paths of wisdom in the search for truth and meaning.
- Liberal Arts. The College prepares students to adapt to future challenges with creativity and innovation, by integrating a liberal arts education with personal development and professional achievement.