The Academic Senate unanimously approved the Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) for California State University, East Bay in 2012. They express a shared, campus-wide articulation of expectations for all degree recipients. They are developed both in the classroom and co-curricular environments. Success in all disciplines requires inquiry, imagination, collaboration and analysis that serve to extend our understanding of the world and create effective new responses to professional, personal, and civic challenges and opportunities. Our ILOs define the broad areas of knowledge, skills, abilities and values that graduates of CSUEB are expected to develop as a result of their general education, major studies and co-curricular activities. Through development of the higher order capacities represented by the Cal State East Bay ILOs, students acquire the habits of lifelong learning and community engagement that prepare them to effectively apply their skills personally and professionally.
Graduates of Cal State East Bay will be able to:
THINKING AND REASONING
Graduates of Cal State East Bay will be able to think critically and creatively and apply analytical and quantitative reasoning to address complex challenges and everyday problems.
Success in all disciplines requires creativity and skills in inquiry and analysis that expand the understanding of the world and generate solutions to professional, personal, and civic problems. Our graduates must be competent in identifying problems, accessing information, differentiating and evaluating theories and ideas, analyzing data, making reasoned decisions, and transforming ideas or solutions into new forms. Thus, critical thinking practices — creative, analytical, and quantitative — act synergistically to form the foundation for all of the other learning outcomes.
Thinking and reasoning competencies include:
Graduates of Cal State East Bay will be able to communicate ideas, perspectives, and values clearly and persuasively while listening openly to others.
Developing strong oral, written, and creative communication skills is an important learning outcome for our graduates because these skills are fundamental to active participation in a democratic society and to achievement in professional life after graduation. Communication implies an exchange between two or more people, so communication is about expressing one’s own ideas, perspectives, and values as well as understanding the ideas, perspectives, and values of others.
Strong communication skills include:
Graduates of Cal State East Bay will be able to apply knowledge of diversity and multicultural competencies to promote equity and social justice in our communities.
Our students come from and return to an increasingly diverse society; therefore, students need the knowledge, skills and dispositions to successfully contribute to the creation and maintenance of inclusive and just communities. Our graduates must be able to recognize and understand the rich and complex ways that group and individual differences and interactions impact self and society. They will develop the capacity to interact openly and respectfully with individuals across the full range of human diversity including race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability.
Competencies that address diversity and multiculturalism include:
Graduates of Cal State East Bay will be able to work collaboratively and respectfully as members and leaders of diverse teams and communities.
Working with others is an essential component of our university experience. Students work as teams on classroom assignments, on service learning projects, in student organizations, in campus service departments and elsewhere on campus. Collaborating with others, working in teams comprised of diverse members, and assuming leadership roles are essential in our workplaces and communities, so it is critical that our graduates master these skills.
Collaboration, teamwork and leadership competencies include:
Graduates of Cal State East Bay will be able to act responsibly and sustainably at local, national, and global levels.
Possessing the knowledge, abilities and dispositions that enable our graduates to act responsibly and sustainably in their personal and professional life is imperative. Through ethical behavior based on an understanding of how individual choices and actions affect society, our graduates can help build a sustainable future that ensures environmental integrity, economic vitality, and a just society for present and future generations.
Competencies addressing responsibility and sustainability include:
Graduates of Cal State East Bay will demonstrate expertise and integration of ideas, methods, theory and practice in a specialized discipline of study.
A central element of our university experience is the opportunity to gain a depth of knowledge in a chosen field of study. Expertise in a specialized discipline affords our graduates the opportunity to master the terminology, theory, methods, tools and applications of a particular subject area, preparing graduates to contribute to the development of new knowledge and applications that address complex issues in society and in one’s chosen profession. Disciplinary knowledge—integrated with a broad understanding of the arts, sciences, and technology—contributes to critical and creative approaches to solving the problems confronting the world today.
Expertise in a specialized discipline includes: