Economics Department ILO Submission

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.


  1. Students are able to apply analytical skills and information technology to decision making and problem solving.
  1. As students progress in their studies, they should take on an ever increasing responsibility for their own intellectual and professional life.
  1. Effective decision makers understand the role incentives and constraints play in the optimal pursuit of goals and objectives.
  1. Work hard, be nice, play fair; actions have consequences.