Institutional Learning Outcomes

Creating Prepared Graduates

To express our shared, university-wide articulation of expectations for degree recipients, we have articulated institutional learning outcomes (ILOs) for each degree level. These ILOs represent both curricular and co-curricular efforts to extend our students’ understanding of the world and to help them develop effective responses to personal, professional, and intellectual challenges and opportunities. Our ILOs define what graduates of Hawaii‘i Pacific University are expected to know, be able to do, and value as a result of their general education, major or graduate program studies, and co-curricular activities.

 

Undergraduate Degree
Institutional Learning Outcomes
Graduate  Degree
Institutional Learning Outcomes
Doctoral Degree
Institutional Learning Outcomes

Critical Thinking

Information Literacy

Written Communication

Quantitative Analysis &
Symbolic Reasoning

Oral Communication

Critical Thinking

Information Literacy

Written Communication

Scholarly or Creative Mastery

 

 

Critical Thinking

Information Literacy

Written Communication

Scholarly or Creative Mastery

 

 

By graduation, Hawai‘i Pacific University Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree graduates will have achieved the following Institutional Learning Outcomes:

 

Critical Thinking

Students will identify and explain issues, analyze evidence, assess assumptions, define their own perspectives and positions, and present the implications and consequences of their conclusions at the associate’s or bachelor’s level.  

 

Information Literacy

Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize and articulate an information need, and to access, evaluate, and use relevant source material effectively, ethically, and legally in their academic pursuits at the associate’s or bachelor’s degree level.  

 

Oral Communication

Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively express themselves in a spoken format at the associate’s or bachelor’s degree level.  

 

Quantitative Analysis & Symbolic Reasoning

Students will interpret, calculate, analyze, and clearly communicate quantitative information using mathematical, statistical, or symbolic reasoning to solve complex problems at the associate’s or bachelor’s degree level.  

 

Written Communication

Students will organize their thoughts and feelings, synthesize relevant information and concepts, and effectively, clearly, and persuasively communicate their perspectives through written language at the associate’s or bachelor’s levels.

 

By graduation, Hawai‘i Pacific University Master’s Degree graduates will have achieved the following Institutional Learning Outcomes:

 

Critical Thinking

Students will identify and explain issues, analyze evidence, assess assumptions, define their own perspectives and positions, and present the implications and consequences of their conclusions at the master’s degree level.  

 

Information Literacy

Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize and articulate an information need, and to access, evaluate, and use relevant source material effectively, ethically, and legally in their academic pursuits at the master’s degree level.

 

Written Communication

Students will organize their thoughts and feelings, synthesize relevant information and concepts, and effectively, clearly, and persuasively communicate their perspectives through written language at the master’s degree level.  

 

Scholarly or Creative Mastery

Students will complete a capstone project (thesis, portfolio, professional paper, or performance) that demonstrates advanced knowledge, skills, and perspectives that contribute to their discipline at the master’s degree level.

By graduation, Hawai‘i Pacific University Doctoral Degree graduates will have achieved the following Institutional Learning Outcomes:

 

Critical Thinking

Students will identify and explain issues, analyze evidence, assess assumptions, define their own perspectives and positions, and present the implications and consequences of their conclusions at the doctoral level.

 

Information Literacy

Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize and articulate information needs, and to access, evaluate, and use relevant source and professional information effectively, ethically, and legally in their academic and professional pursuits at the doctoral level.

 

Written Communication

Students will organize their thoughts and feelings, synthesize relevant information and concepts, and effectively, clearly, and persuasively communicate their perspectives through written language appropriate to the doctoral level.

 

Scholarly or Creative Mastery

Students will complete a doctoral capstone experience such as dissertation, professional portfolio, practica, professional project, or professional performance that demonstrates advanced professional knowledge, skills, and perspectives that contribute to mastery of their discipline at the doctoral level.