Lindenwood University is committed to preparing its graduates for a world of increasing complexity, innovation, and change. Accordingly, developing and demonstrating the following Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) is central to the educational spectrum at Lindenwood, including the general education curriculum, major programs of study, and co-curricular experiences.
A note about terminology:
There are four ILOs:
- ILO-1 Lindenwood graduates have broad, integrative, and specialized knowledge.
- ILO-2 Lindenwood graduates have essential habits of mind.
- ILO-3 Lindenwood graduates have communicative fluency.
- ILO-4 Lindenwood graduates have effective problem-solving skills.
Each ILO has components: For example, ILO-4 has the following components:
- 1 Strategy
- 2 Collaboration
Thus, the designation ILO 4.1 or ILO 4.2 references an ILO component.
ILO-1 Lindenwood graduates have broad, integrative, and specialized knowledge.
1.1 Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World: Lindenwood undergraduate students understand human cultures and the physical and natural world.
1.1.1 Natural Sciences: Lindenwood graduates understand scientific concepts and/or methods of scientific inquiry.
1.1.2 Mathematics/Numeracy: Lindenwood graduates understand mathematical concepts, problem- solving, and/or connections.
1.1.3 Social Sciences: Lindenwood graduates understand accepted theories and/or concepts in the designated field.
1.1.4 Literature: Lindenwood graduates understand literary elements, including style, tone, genre, mode, plot, character, and theme.
1.1.5 Philosophy: Lindenwood graduates understand philosophical works, perspectives, questions, and/or traditions.
1.1.6 Religion: Lindenwood graduates understand religious perspectives and/or traditions.
1.1.7 US History and Government: Lindenwood graduates understand historical and/or political perspectives about the United States.
1.1.8 World History: Lindenwood graduates understand world history since 1500, including change over time, causation, context, and/or the roles of contingency and complexity.
1.1.9 Foreign Language: Lindenwood graduates understand language, traditions, histories, and/or literary texts specific to the culture being studied.
1.1.10 Foreign Culture: Lindenwood graduates understand aesthetic, political, economic, religious, social, and/or historical traditions of non-United States cultures.
1.1.11 Arts: Lindenwood graduates understand artistic techniques, processes, principles, forms, structures, functions, traditions, histories, and/or relationships.
1.2 Integrated Perspectives: Lindenwood graduates have integrated perspectives.
1.3 Specialized Knowledge: Lindenwood graduates have specialized knowledge.
ILO-2 Lindenwood graduates have essential habits of mind.
2.1 Ethical Reasoning: Lindenwood graduates can reason ethically.
2.2 Adaptive Thinking: Lindenwood graduates can think adaptively.
2.3 Critical Thinking: Lindenwood graduates can think critically.
2.4 Innovative Thinking: Lindenwood graduates can think innovatively.
2.5 Diverse Perspectives: Lindenwood graduates have diverse perspectives.
2.6 Civic Responsibility: Lindenwood graduates can apply principles of responsible citizenship.
ILO-3 Lindenwood graduates have communicative fluency.
3.1 Written Communications: Lindenwood graduates are effective writers.
3.2 Spoken Communications: Lindenwood graduates are effective speakers.
3.3 Digital Communications: Lindenwood graduates can communicate effectively and ethically in a digitally connected world.
3.4 Quantitative Representations: Lindenwood graduates can support communications with quantitative evidence.
ILO-4 Lindenwood graduates have effective problem-solving skills.
4.1 Strategy: Lindenwood graduates can solve problems strategically.
4.2 Collaboration: Lindenwood graduates can solve problems collaboratively.