Institutional Learning Outcomes

Lincoln University Institutional Learning Outcomes

1. Effective Communication

Effectively and clearly communicate through verbal, written, and visual means to increase knowledge and understanding or to promote change in a listener, reader, or observer respectively

Outcome: Students will effectively communicate in verbal, written, and visual form.

Written Communication Rubric

Presentation Rubric

2. Technology & Information Literacy 

The ability to responsibly, appropriately, and effectively access, manage, integrate, evaluate, create, and use general or discipline-specific technologies and/or library and media sources.

Outcomes: Students will:

  • Access, manage and integrate information effectively and efficiently
  • Critically evaluate the sources and content of the information for authority and accuracy
  • Create, produce, and/or use general or discipline-specific technologies and/or library and media sources
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding the use of communication and information technology

Information Literacy Rubric

3. Diversity Awareness and Cultural Awareness

Diversity and Cultural awareness recognizes the lives, contributions, struggles, and lived experiences of people of African descent throughout history in addition to the cultural contributions of people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to those of different ages, ethnicities, races, national origins, abilities, genders, language preferences, religions, political beliefs, and sexual identities.

Outcome: Students will:

  • Demonstrate an open-minded and inclusive worldview
  • Explain how social and cultural differences shape lived experience
  • Develop skills necessary for collaboration across culturally diverse groups

Diversity Awareness and Cultural Awareness Rubric

4. Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement

Knowledge, skills, and values that promote making a difference in the civic life of a community. It encompasses actions wherein individuals participate in activities of personal and public concern that are both individually life enriching and socially beneficial to the community.

Outcome: Students will understand and utilize skills responsible for living as accountable, ethical, and contributing world citizens.

5. Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is a comprehensive and systematic exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion and making inferences between concepts. Integrative learning is an understanding and a disposition that a student builds Revised 10/2016 across the curriculum and co-curriculum, from making simple connections among ideas and experiences to synthesizing and transferring learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus.

Outcome: Students will reason abstractly and think critically to make connections between ideas and experiences and to solve novel problems.

6. Lincoln Legacy

Lincoln Legacy represents the intention of the University to highlight the institution’s rich historical development, alumni achievement, and the role of people of African descent and their ongoing global impact

Outcomes: Students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Lincoln's heritage and legacy through assignments and related academic experiences.
  • Participate in activities and demonstrate behaviors that are indicative of forwarding Lincoln's legacy.
  • Examine and describe the role of people of African descent and their ongoing global impact as it pertains to Lincoln’s history.

Lincoln Legacy Rubric

7. Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning

Scientific reasoning includes problem identification, hypothesis evaluation, experimentation, interpretation of results, and the use and misuse of scientific data. Students are also introduced to the evolution and interdependence of science and technology.

Quantitative reasoning represents the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations.

Outcomes: Students will:

  • Formulate hypotheses, perform experiments, and analyze the results using appropriate technology to reach a logical conclusion.
  • Be able to create arguments or algorithms supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats (using words, tables, graphs, mathematical equations, and computer programs as appropriate).

8. Integrative & Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is an all-purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence. Lincoln University prepares students to be this type of learner by developing specific dispositions and skills while in school.

Outcome: Students will use skills that support life-long learning.

Integrative and Lifelong Learning Rubric

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