Provost and VP Academic Eric Davis offered his thanks and congratulations recently during an impressive display of department/program outcomes that align with UFV’s Institutional Learning Outcomes.
“We’re ahead of the curve,” Davis said.
“If you’re like me, you’ll be blown away by this.”
Eight pilot projects were selected to demonstrate how department or program outcomes could be aligned to UFV’s nine ILOs — a set of knowledge, skills, and abilities that the UFV community has collectively decided that every graduate should possess (see the photo gallery here).
UFV is the first public post-secondary institution in BC in recent years to ratify formal institutional learning outcomes. The focus for the 2012/13 academic year has been alignment of the specific learning outcomes of individual programs with the defined ILOs.
The next phase will see every department examining every one of its courses and field experiences to determine whether what it is offering is relevant to the overall ILOs and its own learning outcomes, and seeking to eliminate redundancies in course content.
The fourth phase is prioritization, looking for what needs to be added to the curriculum to ensure all the outcomes are addressed.
For a more detailed look at UFV’s ILOs, go here.
All UFV graduates will be able to:
• Demonstrate information competency
• Analyze critically and imaginatively
• Use knowledge and skills proficiently
• Initiate inquiries and develop solutions to problems
• Communicate effectively
• Pursue self-motivated and self-reflective learning
• Engage in collaborative leadership
• Engage in respectful and professional practices
• Contribute regionally and globally.