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All College Learning Outcomes

The All College Learning Outcomes (ACLOs) encompass the expected knowledge, skills, attitudes, competencies, and habits of mind that students are expected to acquire at St. John Fisher College. Below are the ACLOs aligned with the Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE) Essential Skills and the College's core courses.

1. Written, Oral and Visual Communication

Fisher students will be able to communicate effectively and persuasively with and to diverse audiences.

  • MSCHE Essential Skill: Oral and Written Communication
  • Core Courses: Core 10XX Learning Community; Core 11XX Data Analysis; Core 12XX Research-based Writing; Core 21XX Citizenship and Civic Engagement; Core 32XX Advanced Writing

2. Inquiry and Analysis

Fisher students will demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, concepts, and artifacts in determining valid evidence, developing sound arguments, and making informed decisions.

  • MSCHE Essential Skills: Quantitative Reasoning; Scientific Reasoning; Critical Analysis and Reasoning; Technical Competency; Information Literacy
  • Core Courses: Core 11XX Data Analysis; Core 12XX Research-based Writing; Core 22XX Creative Inquiry and Analysis; Core 32XX Advanced Writing

3. Integrative and Applied Learning

Fisher students will be able to synthesize knowledge gained from curricula and co-curricular experiences and transfer learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the classroom.

  • Core Courses: Core 10XX Learning Community; Core 22XX Creative Inquiry and Analysis; Core 24XX Ethical Reasoning; Cardinal Experience

4. Ethical Reasoning

Fisher students will be able to discern the moral aspects of a situation in order to produce ethically justifiable positions.

  • MSCHE Essential Skill: Ethics and Values
  • Core Courses: Core 11XX Data Analysis; Core 24XX Ethical Reasoning; Cardinal Experience

5. Collaboration and Leadership

Fisher students will be able to collaborate with others in a constructive manner and will demonstrate initiative and effectiveness in these interactions.

  • Core Courses: Core 10XX Learning Community; Core 21XX Citizenship and Civic Engagement; Core 23XX Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Cardinal Experience

6. Citizenship and Civic Engagement

Fisher students will be prepared to be active participants in a democracy by applying classroom knowledge to community collaborations.

  • Core Courses: Core 10XX Learning Community; Core 21XX Citizenship and Civic Engagement; Cardinal Experience

7. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Fisher students will demonstrate an understanding of the sociocultural, historical, and political underpinnings of inequality and injustice.

  • MSCHE Essential Skill: Diverse Perspectives
  • Core Courses: Core 10XX Learning Community; Core 23XX Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Cardinal Experience

8. Content and Discourse of Field

Fisher students will demonstrate knowledge of their chosen field-of-study, its relation to other fields, and develop the ability to apply the tools and methods of their field-of-study to produce independent work.