By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer
Students, faculty, and staff members of KCC will have the opportunity to weigh in and listen to several different viewpoints toward the campus’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs). On Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Olonā 201, interim chancellor Louise Pagotto invites those of the KCC campus to attend her ILO Talk Story event where discussion on whether to endorse two ILOs should be integrated into course curriculums.
ILOs are learning outcomes expected to all be met by students of an entire college institution by the time they complete any program of study. KCC has four ILOs that address the following areas: critical thinking, communication, culture, and civic engagement. During a Student Congress meeting on Oct. 17, Chair Keala Losch of the General Education Board (GEB) presented the idea to endorse the ILOs related to critical thinking and communication.
As stated in Student Congress’ Resolution #01-17/18, the GEB recommended to the Faculty Senate that the following statement be approved: “Within professional, civic, and personal contexts, and in the pursuit of their current individual learning goals, KCC students are able to: 1. use critical and creative thinking and reasoning and 2. communicate clearly and appropriately.”
Needing to have a consensus by all four KCC Authorized Governance Organizations (AGOs) — which includes Kalāualani, the Faculty Senate, Student Congress, and the Staff Council — not all members were supportive of this motion. Pagotto is hoping that the Talk Story event will help all AGOs to come to an agreement that will appease all members and meet the capabilities of KCC students.