2016-2017 Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2023  
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Core Goals and Learning Outcomes

Mount Aloysius College

Goal 1: Following the Mercy tradition within Catholic higher education, students will synthesize faith with learning, develop competence with compassion, and make a commitment to justice.

Students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate and further develop integrity, honesty, compassion, and respect for all life;
  2. engage in and nurture personal and professional relationships that promote hospitality, civility, respect, peace, justice, and love;
  3. engage thoughtfully in mature discussions concern basic religious and spiritual questions;
  4. examine questions of personal faith while respecting other beliefs and values; and
  5. recognize their roles as global citizens and leaders committed to service of the entire community, especially its most marginalized members.

Goal 2: Building upon the Liberal Arts tradition, students will further develop a sense of curiosity and an inquiring disposition by employing a variety of learning styles and complex reasoning strategies to serve as a foundation to a commitment of lifelong learning.

Students will be able to:

  1. engage in a variety of learning strategies and understand various approaches used in different disciplines;
  2. communicate knowledge and opinions to others both orally and in writing;
  3. find, evaluate, and use information, accessing it through various forms and modes;
  4. use technology effectively to enhance their own learning;
  5. think reflectively and critically;
  6. value and understand different cultures;
  7. comprehend the historical and contemporary influences on the global society through the study of history and the social sciences;
  8. develop an understanding of quantitative and scientific reasoning; and
  9. appreciate the value of aesthetics and humanities.

Goal 3: In preparation for future professions, students will experience ways of learning in different disciplines, develop an in-depth understanding of one discipline, and develop the ability to integrate and synthesize knowledge from various disciplines and a major area of study.

Students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a wide experience of learning in different disciplines;
  2. demonstrate competence in a chosen field of study marked by the ability either to be employed upon graduation or to continue on for advanced education;
  3. apply research to a specific discipline integrating understanding from other areas;
  4. work effectively in diverse interpersonal and group settings;
  5. use technology to enhance professional development and performance; and
  6. communicate professional knowledge both orally and in writing.