Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs)

West Hills College Lemoore identifies the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that students should master as a result of their overall college experience.

Communication Competency
  • Develops and presents cogent, coherent and substantially error-free writing for communication to general and specialized audiences.
  • Demonstrates effective interactive communication through discussion, i.e., by listening actively and responding constructively and through structured oral presentations to general and specialized audiences.
  • Negotiates with peers an action plan for a practical task and communicates the results of the negotiation either orally or in writing.
Analytical Inquiry
  • Identifies and frames a problem or question in selected areas of study and distinguishes among elements of ideas, concepts, theories or practical approaches to the problem or question.
Information Competency
  • Identifies, categorizes, evaluates and cites multiple information resources so as to create projects, papers or performances in either a specialized field of study or with respect to a general theme within the arts and sciences.
Quantitative Reasoning
  • Presents accurate interpretations of quantitative information on political, economic, health-related or technological topics and explains how both calculations and symbolic operations are used in those offerings.
  • Creates and explains graphs or other visual depictions of trends, relationships or changes in status.
Ethical Reasoning
  • Describes the ethical issues present in prominent problems in politics, economics, health care, technology or the arts and shows how ethical principles or frameworks help to inform decision making with respect to such problems.
Ability to Engage Diverse Perspectives
  • Students will be able to describe how knowledge from different cultural perspectives might affect interpretations of prominent problems in politics, society, the arts and global relations.
  • Describes, explains and evaluates the sources of his/her own perspective on selected issues in culture, society, politics, the arts or global relations and compares that perspective with other views.
Personal, Academic, and Career Development
  • Assesses personal knowledge, skills, and abilities; sets personal, educational, and career goals; works independently and in group settings; and identifies lifestyle choices that promote self-reliance, financial literacy, and physical, mental and social health.