COM has five College-Wide SLOs, which also serve as the General Education SLOs for the college. These learning outcomes reflect the core competencies required for students who complete the GE program.
- Written, Oral, and Visual Communication: Communicate effectively in writing, orally, and/or visually using traditional and/or modern information resources and supporting technology.
- Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning: Locate, identify, collect, and organize data in order to then analyze, interpret or evaluate it using mathematical skills and/or the scientific method.
- Critical Thinking: Differentiate between facts, influences, opinions, and assumptions to reach reasoned and supportable conclusions.
- Problem Solving: Recognize and identify the components of a problem or issue, look at it from multiple perspectives, and investigate ways to resolve it.
- Information Literacy: Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information from a variety of sources — print and/or electronic.
With the introduction of eLUMEN to the college, College-Wide SLOs are now primarily assessed based on the mapping from the course level SLOs (Instructional SLO Matrices) so that the broader outcomes are assessed through the course-level outcomes within each program or department. Additionally, some departments and/or instructors use College-Wide SLO Rubrics specifically designed to assess the above College-Wide SLOs in their courses as well.