Institution-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

Institution-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

These outcomes were approved by the faculty during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Maritime College provides a learning environment that encourages intellectual and personal growth. Our innovative curriculum combines rigorous training in theoretical exercises with extensive hands-on learning opportunities directed by dedicated faculty. In this environment, students will appreciate and nurture the intellectual curiosity that makes them recognize the value and the utility of life-long learning. To that end, we have established institution-wide student learning outcomes, which will be periodically assessed via a number of methods, the results of which will be available to the public.

I. Intellectual Learning

a. Communication: Students will communicate effectively in both written and oral forms.

b. Critical Analysis: Students will comprehend, analyze and evaluate information and make decisions via synthesis and application of this information.

c. Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning: Students will analyze information to formulate conclusions using critical quantitative methods.

d. Information Literacy: Students will explore, critique and integrate information in various forms.

e. General Education: Students will gain knowledge of global civilizations and the natural world through the study of liberal arts and sciences.

f. Technological Proficiency: Students will leverage technology to solve complex problems in innovative ways.

g. Competency in the Major: Students will demonstrate proficiency in their major.

II. Applied Learning

a. Within the classroom: Students will gain practical experience in labs, seminars and/or simulations.

b. Beyond the classroom: Students will gain practical and professional experience via opportunities such as summer sea term, cadet shipping experiences and/or internships.

III. Development in Leadership and Teamwork

a. Students will lead and act with character and civility so as to solve problems.

b. Students will learn to work as a team in academic, athletic, regimental, or club activities.

IV. Global Awareness

Students will gain cognizance of the social, political and economic conditions of an increasingly international society; demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures and values; and recognize the perspectives offered by others.

V. Personal and Social Responsibility

Students will recognize ethical issues in contemporary society and apply ethical concepts in addressing personal, professional and social settings.