Learning today, transforming tomorrow.
SUNY Broome Community College supports all members of the learning community by creating access to inclusive, diverse educational experiences. Success is achieved through the provision of innovative academics, transformative student support, and meaningful civic & community engagement.
We realize our mission by fostering an environment that exemplifies the college’s institutional goals to the highest quality.
All members of the campus community will demonstrate:
- Inquiry: We embody an environment that promotes critical and creative thinking.
- Respect: We demonstrate courtesy and tact.
- Integrity: We act with honesty and fairness.
- Trust: Our relationships and interactions are based on mutual understanding and good faith.
- Equity: We embrace diverse and inclusive practices.
Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOS):
To help our students gain the knowledge and skills essential to be successful within their academic and professional pursuits, SUNY Broome program graduates will be able to demonstrate achievement of each of our Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs), which comprise the college’s general education program.
SUNY Broome’s ILOs are in line with the State University of New York (SUNY) General Education Requirements and the standards established by our accrediting body, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
In addition to a curriculum designed with these outcomes in mind, throughout their studies, students gain the technological competency needed to be successful through utilization of the available technology and tools integrated within academic programs.
ILO 1: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Racial and Social Justice:
- describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class, and gender;
- analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity; and
- apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action;
- within a given field or discipline, students will identify the consequences of racism in the United States at the individual, group, and systemic levels.
ILO 2: Critical Thinking:
- clearly articulate an issue or problem;
- identify, analyze, and evaluate ideas, data, and arguments as they occur in their own or others’ work;
- acknowledge limitations such as perspective and bias; and
- develop well-reasoned (logical) arguments to form judgments and/or draw conclusions.
ILO 3: Communication:
- research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details;
- demonstrate coherent college-level communication (written and oral) that informs, persuades, or otherwise engages with an audience;
- evaluate communication for substance, bias, and intended effect; and
- demonstrate the ability to revise and improve written and oral communication.
ILO 4: Scientific Reasoning:
Students will demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including
- an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling; and
- application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
ILO 5: Quantitative Reasoning:
Students will demonstrate mathematical skills and quantitative reasoning, including the ability to
- interpret and draw inferences from appropriate mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics;
- represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally as appropriate; and
- employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
ILO 6: Information Literacy:
- locate information effectively using tools appropriate to their need and discipline;
- evaluate information with an awareness of authority, validity, and bias; and
- demonstrate an understanding of the ethical dimensions of information use, creation, and dissemination.