Learning Outcomes Covenant October 19, 2007 We, the students and faculty of Miami Dade College, establish a covenant this day, October 19, 2007, to work together to achieve the Miami Dade College Learning Outcomes, and to build a foundation for the success of future students. We acknowledge that liberal learning is essential to a free society and that the Miami Dade College Learning Outcomes hold the promise of guiding principles and practices that lead to empowered, informed and responsible citizens. We, the students, accept our responsibility to become intentional learners and promise to engage actively and continually in preparation and study, and to articulate these learning outcomes in our lives and work. We, the faculty, accept our obligations as teachers and mentors to design engaging coursework, programs and activities that intentionally address the learning outcomes and actively engage students. Collectively, we - Miami Dade College students and faculty - pledge ourselves to the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster effective citizenship and life-long learning. Toward that end, we accept our shared responsibility to accomplish learning that will enable Miami Dade College graduates to: –Use quantitative analytical skills to evaluate and process numerical data. –Solve problems using critical and creative thinking and scientific reasoning. –Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information. –Demonstrate knowledge of diverse cultures, including global and historical perspectives. –Create strategies that can be used to fulfill personal, civic, and social responsibilities. –Demonstrate knowledge of ethical thinking and its application to issues in society. –Communicate effectively using listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. –Use computer and emerging technologies effectively. –Demonstrate an appreciation for aesthetics and creative activities. –Describe how natural systems function and recognize the impact of humans on the environment.
Covenant signatures In understanding whereof, we form and sign this covenant on October 19, 2007. Signatures on behalf of Faculty and Students: On Behalf of the Faculty Mark Richard, Esq., The United Faculty of Miami Dade College Emily Sendin, Professor and Chair, College Academic and Student Support Council Isabel Rodriguez-Dehmer, Professor and Co Chair, Learning Outcomes Coordinating Council On Behalf of the Students Lance McGibbon, SGA President, North Campus Jesus Reyes, SGA President, Kendall Campus Felipe Matos, SGA President, Wolfson Campus Kristina Pawelczak, SGA President, Medical Campus Fabiola Guevara, SGA President, Homestead Campus Erika Perez, SGA President, InterAmerican Campus Jesus Alvarez, SGA President, Hialeah Campus Lilliana Madrigal, Student Body Representative, West Campus
Covenant signatures Signatures and Statements of Witnesses: On behalf of Academic and Student Affairs, I confirm that these outcomes are essential to Miami Dade College learning and will place them at the forefront of curricular and co-curricular planning, delivery, and assessment. --Dr. Norma Martin Goonen, Provost for Academic and Student Affairs, Miami Dade College On behalf of the College administration, I confirm that these outcomes are a College-wide priority and are central to the Miami Dade College Strategic Plan and will provide support to aid in their accomplishment. --Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Miami-Dade County community, I confirm that these learning outcomes spring from the mission of Miami Dade College and pledge that they will continue to serve as the foundation for the College’s educational vision. --Helen Aguirre Ferré, Chair, Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees On behalf of the employers and businesses of greater Miami, I confirm that the achievement of these outcomes will strengthen the economic and civic vitality of our community and pledge my support. --Barry Johnson, President, Miami Chamber of Commerce
THE TOP TEN As graduates of Miami Dade College, students will be able to: Communicate effectively using listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Use quantitative analytical skills to evaluate and process numerical data. Solve problems using critical and creative thinking and scientific reasoning. Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information. Demonstrate knowledge of diverse cultures, including global and historical perspectives. Create strategies that can be used to fulfill personal, civic, and social responsibilities. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical thinking and its application to issues in society. Use computer and emerging technologies effectively. Demonstrate an appreciation for aesthetics and creative activities. Describe how natural systems function and recognize the impact of humans on the environment.