What do our communities need from our graduates in order to thrive?
What are ILOs and Why do We Need Them?
The pace of global change is increasing rapidly. Humber is responding by identifying the skills, competencies and values that graduates need, now and into the future, to be successful and to contribute meaningfully to the workplace and society.
Institutional learning outcomes are statements that articulate an institution’s collective vision for and commitment to its students’ learning. They describe the attributes – knowledge, skills, competencies and values – that all students will possess upon graduation. As such, ILOs are gaining momentum as a way of defining to stakeholders the value of higher education in general, as well as the unique qualities of individual institutions.
ILOs for Humber
As a leader in polytechnic education, Humber is developing ILOs to communicate the unique advantages of its polytechnic model at a time of increasing challenge and complexity in the workplace and in society.
The ILO Advantage
The ILO Consultation Process
Humber’s ILOs will be developed through extensive consultation and collaboration with all stakeholders – faculty, students, alumni, staff, industry, and community partners – throughout the Spring and Fall of 2017 and Winter 2018, culminating in a draft ILO framework in Summer 2018.
Consultations began in May 2017. To date, input has been gathered from:
Faculty Mixer – ILO booth
Joint Operations Committee for Academic and Student Affairs (JOCASA) – Retreat
School-specific brainstorming sessions (Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences)
Showcase – ILO booth
Faculty ILO Visioning Forum
Student and Community Outreach (SCE) ILO Visioning Forum
Student consultations with key student groups
Program Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings
Industry and Community Forum
Placement advisors consultation
Consultations are complete!
We are now in the process of synthesizing the input from all stakeholders into a draft framework to be piloted in select programs in Fall 2018.