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College Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Our Mission and Values

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Our mission is to prepare competent and caring professionals with a commitment to enhance and promote the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.

We advance our mission through our teaching, scholarship and service and we are guided by several unifying values: a commitment to academic quality, student success, community engagement, and educational effectiveness. As a college, we share a strong commitment to offering academic programs that achieve regional and national standards of professional practice and adhere to faculty-defined indicators of academic quality.

We embrace a learning-centered approach that values active learning and meaningful engagement not only in the classroom but also in clinical and community practice sites. We embrace and respect diverse and multicultural perspectives as we strive to improve and transform the lives of the individuals and diverse communities we serve.

SLO 1: Ethical and Professional Standards: Students will adhere to the ethical and professional standards deemed essential in their professional practice.

1.1 Practitioner’s Code

  • 1.1a Individuals shall apply principles of an evidence based practice to professional decision-making and problem-solving.
  • 1.1b Individuals shall engage in sound scientific inquiry and critical analyses of theories, methodologies, and practices or applications.

1.2 Comportment Code

  • 1.2a Individuals shall dress appropriately
  • 1.2b Individuals shall exhibit appropriate work habits
  • 1.2c Individuals shall exhibit professional demeanor with whom they interact, including co-workers, patients, students, and supervisors.

1.3 Human Relations Code

  • 1.3a Individuals shall exhibit conflict resolution skills
  • 1.3b Individuals shall exhibit leadership skills
  • 1.3c Individuals shall exhibit effective communication skills
  • 1.3d Individuals shall demonstrate team work skills

1.4 Ethical Code

  • 1.4a Individuals shall seek to benefit others
  • 1.4b Individuals shall respect others confidentiality/protect others’ privacy
  • 1.4c Individuals shall always seek informed voluntary consent
  • 1.4d Individuals shall not engage in fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation
  • 1.4e Individuals shall not engage in harassment or inappropriate sexual behavior with others (clients, patients, co-workers, and supervisors)
  • 1.4f Individuals shall avoid conflicts of interest
  • 1.4g Individuals shall not harm others

Note: Typically egregious violations of these ethical codes will not only be unethical, but also illegal. However, one should not rely on the law as a standard for ethical behavior. One should avoid acting unethically, even if the action is not illegal.

SLO 2 Cultural Competencies: Students will engage in local and global communities, demonstrating knowledge and awareness of multi-cultural differences and disparities of the health and well-being of individuals and families.

  • 2.1 Sensitivity Code
  • 2.1a Individuals shall not discriminate against others on the basis of race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, language, religion and other indices of difference
  • 2.1b Individuals shall understand the codes of conduct expected at one’s work site
  • 2.1c Individuals shall treat others with dignity and respect

2.2 Cultural Awareness

  • 2.2a Individuals shall identify cultural factors that contribute to overall health and well-being
  • 2.2b Individuals shall demonstrate ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and backgrounds
  • 2.2c Individuals shall engage with community partners to promote a healthy environment and healthy behaviors
  • 2.2d Individuals shall demonstrate willingness to assess one’s cultural biases and assumptions
  • 2.3 Disparities of Health and Well-Being
  • 2.3a Individuals shall apply best practices supported by evidence based literature regarding the health and/or well-being of others
  • 2.3b Individuals shall exhibit caring, compassion and empathy
  • 2.3c Individuals shall effectively communicate in a culturally competent manner

Updated September 12, 2014

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