Institutional Learning Outcomes

Through their experiences at Diablo Valley College, a student will develop proficiency in the five areas identified in the following list as part of a dynamic educational environment.

Communication and collaboration

A student with effective communication skills will be a good listener and speaker. They will be able to communicate orally, through writing, and visually using an appropriate medium. A student with collaboration skills will be able to work with teams comprised of a diverse set of people. They will develop leadership skills and the ability to work with groups on the completion of a wide variety of projects.

This includes effective written and visual message construction, media choices, leadership skills, and the ability to work with others on projects.

Empathy mindset

A student with an empathy mindset will be able to build relationships through understanding and valuing others with diverse backgrounds and cultures. They will be connected and active in their community and will act in accordance with ethical norms.

This includes social and diversity awareness, civic engagement, and ethics.

Growth mindset

A student with a growth mindset is willing to take risks, learn from mistakes, and has a drive to complete tasks. They set goals and priorities for actions and are flexible and able to respond to changes. A person with a growth mindset believes that abilities and intelligence can be developed through practice, training, and effort.

This includes adaptability, resilience, self-awareness, and entrepreneurial mindset.

Information and technology fluency

A student who is information and technology fluent will utilize appropriate technology to locate and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources, to formulate responses to issues, reach informed decisions, and communicate effectively.

This includes being flexible and strategic in the use of technology, as well as the accurate and ethical use of written and visual materials.

Solution mindset

A student with a solution mindset will think critically and evaluate information sources for accuracy and usefulness. They will think critically about data and information. They will be able to design and implement appropriate solutions for situations they face.

This includes understanding methods of inquiry and analysis of available choices.