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...
- 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.