Institutional Goals

Institutional Learning Goals

Morris Brown College seeks to provide students with:

1.    An environment that will foster the development of a wholesome attitude toward, and a full appreciation for, the cultural heritage of the human race as epitomized in the major intellectual and/or cultural disciplines;
2.    Knowledge that represents a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of the intellectual and cultural disciplines embodied in the Liberal Arts tradition of the General Education Program;
3.    Experiences that will promote an awareness of, and sensitivity to, the societal structures and processes which persistently provoke the climate and substance of social change;
4.    An understanding of, and respect for, the ethical, moral and spiritual values of the Christian Faith;
5.    A set of skills that will equip them to negotiate effectively the cultural, economic, global, political, and social environments;
6.    Preparation in the scholarly tradition that will support graduate and professional studies;
7.    Training that prepares them for active participation as intellectually competent, proficient individuals in a scientific and technologically advanced society;
8.    Opportunities to contribute to research, artistic and other intellectual endeavors; and
9.    Opportunities for public service and experiential training to enrich the lives of citizens in local, state, national and international communities.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

It is through shared curricular and co-curricular experiences that we expect students to:

• Demonstrate knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world through study in the art, history, humanities, language, mathematics, sciences and social sciences.

• Exhibit intellectual and practical skills including inquiry, analysis, critical thinking, creative thinking, written communication, oral communication, quantitative literacy, information literacy, teamwork and problem solving.

• Demonstrate comprehension of social responsibility including local and global civic duties, cultural diversity, ethical reasoning and lifelong learning.

More specifically, students will be able to:

1. Communicate effectively using oral, visual-graphical, and written communication skills (Communication)
2. Critically analyze content, arrive at logical conclusions and discuss implications (Critical Thinking)
3. Synthesize quantitative information and formulate evidenced-based conclusion, and apply financial concepts to become knowledgeable consumers, savers, investors, users of credit, and money managers. (Quantitative Reasoning and Financial Literacy)
4. Utilize skills for living as responsible, ethical and contributing citizens and recognize the responsibilities to act responsibly towards themselves, their communities and society at large (Ethics and Personal Development)
5. Identify, locate, and effectively and ethically use information from various print and digital sources (Information Literacy)
6. Analyze and evaluate information from a scientific perspective to develop reasoned solutions to real world problems (Scientific Literacy)
7. Use knowledge, theories, methods, and historical perspectives appropriate to the Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts to describe their context, function and impact and explain and evaluate human behavior and social institutions, and address problems and explore questions (Arts and Humanities).
8. Use technology as tools to make a difference in their academic, social and vocational life (Technology).