## Outcomes and Mathematics at Whatcom

**Whatcom Community College Outcomes: Core Learning Abilities (CLAs)**

College outcomes or core learning abilities (CLAs) are overarching skills that are emphasized throughout many courses in all programs at WCC; they define the skills the College expects its students to develop by the time they graduate (with a certificate or degree).

WCC's new CLAs are...

- Communication
- Critical thinking
- Global awareness
- Information literacy
- Quantitative literacy

In mathematics, students will also...

have opportunities to share information with classmates,

have the chance to formulate and respond to questions,

learn to apply critical thinking, problem-solving, and quantitative reasoning skills to the study of material in the course,

learn to use appropriate terminology and symbolic language (in written and/or verbal form).

Students taking math classes at Whatcom may expect any of the following methods of assessment: group and/or individual self-assessments, graded exercises, work at the board, critique by other students, class participation/discussion, homework, quizzes, unit tests, projects and final exams.