Economics Department Submission on Institutional Learning Outcomes
At one of the meetings regarding Institutional Learning Outcomes, there was a discussion about how many outcomes we should have. The thinking was that 3 was too few, 20 too many, and that the right number may be between 7 and 9. Given this, the submission from the economics department is concise: it consists of four outcomes.
- Students are able to apply analytical skills and information technology to decision making and problem solving.
- As students progress in their studies, they should take on an ever increasing responsibility for their own intellectual and professional life.
- Effective decision makers understand the role incentives and constraints play in the optimal pursuit of goals and objectives.
- Work hard, be nice, play fair; actions have consequences.