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Student Learning Outcomes

The Essential Learning Outcomes identified in the Liberal Education and America’s Promise LEAP initiative (The LEAP Vision for Learning, AAC&U, 2011), currently provide the framework for Dominican’s institutional level student learning outcomes.

Essential Learning Outcomes include:


  • Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World
  • Intellectual and Practical Skills
  • Personal and Social Responsibility
  • Integrative and Applied Learning


Student learning to address institutional educational outcomes is further defined and guided by the following general education categories. Measurable outcomes are identified and assessed in each of these categories and can be viewed in the current Academic Catalog.

  • First Year Experience
  • Second Year Experience/Colloquium
  • Expository Writing
  • Advanced Writing and Research
  • Speech
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Social Science
  • Natural Science
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Moral Philosophy/Ethics
  • Religion

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