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Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 

Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) express a shared, university-wide articulation of expectations for degree recipients. They are developed through academic and co-curricular environments, and to serve to extend our students’ understanding of the world and develop effective new responses to professional, personal, and intellectual challenges and opportunities. Our ILOs define what graduates of Hawai‘i Pacific University are expected to develop as a result of their general education, major or graduate program studies, and co-curricular activities.

Associate

Bachelors

Masters

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Information Literacy
  3. Written Communication
  4. Quantitative Analysis & Symbolic Reasoning
  5. Oral Communication
  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Information Literacy
  3. Written Communication
  4. Quantitative Analysis & Symbolic Reasoning
  5. Oral Communication
  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Information Literacy
  3. Written Communication
  4. Scholarly or Creative Mastery

By graduation, Hawai‘i Pacific University Associate Degree graduates will have developed:

  1. 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 level.
  2. 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 level.
  3. 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 level.
  4. 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 level.
  5. Oral Communication – Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively express themselves in a spoken format at the associate’s level.

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By graduation, Hawai‘i Pacific University Bachelor’s Degree graduates will have developed:
  1. 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 bachelor’s level.
  2. 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 bachelor’s level.
  3. 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 bachelor’s level.
  4. 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 bachelor’s level.
  5. Oral Communication – Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively express themselves in a spoken format at the bachelor’s level.

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By graduation, Hawai‘i Pacific University Master’s Degree graduates will have developed:
  1. 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 level.
  2. 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 level.
  3. 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 level.
  4. 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 level.

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