Comprehensive Institutional Learning Outcomes (CILOs)

OCCC defines Comprehensive Institutional Learning Outcomes (CILOs) as "The knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that all students in 2-year degree programs are expected to develop as a result of the intentional design and delivery of curriculum by College faculty."

The College has designated four Comprehensive Institutional Learning Outcomes:

  • Written and Oral Communication;
  • Cultural Awareness;
  • Problem-Solving Skills; and
  • Personal Responsibility

OCCC faculty have adopted and adapted the AACC VALUE rubrics as guidelines for the definition and assessment of College CILOs, with the achievement expectation that least 70% of students will score at level "3" or higher on the adapted AACC VALUE rubric. The assessment of the Communication CILO is in its pilot year in 2018-19. CILOs will be evaluated on an annual, rotating, basis, over a four-year cycle, as follows:

  • 2018-10: Written and Oral Communication (pilot)
  • 2019-20: Cultural Awarness
  • 2020-21: Problem-Solving Skills
  • 2021-22: Personal Responsibility

Course outcomes are aligned with College CILOs through the use of the OCCC Outcomes Alignment form. Student achievement of CILOs will be assessed, reviewed, and evaluated using the OCCC Outcomes Assessment Form.

The breadth of a Comprehensive Institutional Learning Outcome means that the knowledge or skill set it represents is contributed to by a cross-disciplinary group of courses. Evaluation of student achievement of these comprehensive outcomes invites collaboration among faculty across disciplines and programs, providing the strongest opportunity for meaningful discussion, understanding of student learning, and program improvement.