Institutional Learning Outcomes

Lindenwood University is committed to preparing its graduates for a world of increasing complexity, innovation, and change. Accordingly, developing and demonstrating the following Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) is central to the educational spectrum at Lindenwood.

ILO-1 Lindenwood graduates have broad, integrative, and specialized knowledge.

  • 1.1 Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World: Lindenwood students understand human cultures and the physical and natural world.
  • For undergraduate students, ILO 1.1 includes the following components:
    • 1.1.1 Natural Sciences: Lindenwood graduates understand scientific concepts and/or methods of scientific inquiry.
    • 1.1.2 Mathematics/Numeracy: Lindenwood graduates understand mathematical concepts, problem-solving, and/or connections.
    • 1.1.3 Social Sciences: Lindenwood graduates understand accepted theories and/or concepts in the designated field.
    • 1.1.4 Literature: Lindenwood graduates understand literary elements, including style, tone, genre, mode, plot, character, and theme.
    • 1.1.5 Philosophy: Lindenwood graduates understand philosophical works, perspectives, questions, and/or traditions.
    • 1.1.6 Religion: Lindenwood graduates understand religious perspectives and/or traditions.
    • 1.1.7 US History and Government: Lindenwood graduates understand historical and/or political perspectives about the United States.
    • 1.1.8 World History: Lindenwood graduates understand world history, including change over time, causation, context, and/or the roles of contingency and complexity.
    • 1.1.9 Foreign Language: Lindenwood graduates understand language, traditions, histories, and/or literary texts specific to the culture being studied.
    • 1.1.10 Foreign Culture: Lindenwood graduates understand aesthetic, political, economic, religious, social, and/or historical traditions of non-United States cultures.
    • 1.1.11 Arts: Lindenwood graduates understand artistic techniques, processes, principles, forms, structures, functions, traditions, histories, and/or relationships.
    • 1.1.12 Communication: Lindenwood graduates understand communications methodology, theory, and technology including compositional strategies and rhetorical structures appropriate to various contexts and media.
    • 1.2 Integrated Perspectives: Lindenwood graduates have integrated perspectives.
    • 1.3 Specialized Knowledge: Lindenwood graduates have specialized knowledge.

ILO-2 Lindenwood graduates have essential habits of mind.

  • 2.1 Ethical Reasoning: Lindenwood graduates can reason ethically.
  • 2.2 Adaptive Thinking: Lindenwood graduates can think adaptively.
  • 2.3 Critical Thinking: Lindenwood graduates can think critically.
  • 2.4 Innovative Thinking: Lindenwood graduates can think innovatively.
  • 2.5 Diverse Perspectives: Lindenwood graduates can apply diverse perspectives.
  • 2.6 Civic Responsibility: Lindenwood graduates can apply principles of responsible citizenship.

ILO-3 Lindenwood graduates have communicative fluency.

  • 3.1 Written Communications: Lindenwood graduates are effective writers.
  • 3.2 Spoken Communications: Lindenwood graduates are effective speakers.
  • 3.3 Digital Communications: Lindenwood graduates can communicate effectively and ethically in a digitally connected world.
  • 3.4 Quantitative Representations: Lindenwood graduates can support communications with quantitative evidence.

ILO-4 Lindenwood graduates have effective problem-solving skills.

  • 4.1 Strategy: Lindenwood graduates can solve problems strategically.
  • 4.2 Collaboration: Lindenwood graduates can solve problems collaboratively.