Learning Outcomes & Achievement

Learning is a transformative, iterative, and lifelong process informed by diverse sources of experience, information, dialogue, and reflection. SIT academic programs are designed to engage students in this process of learning, supporting and challenging them as they develop the knowledge, skills, and values SIT envisions. While students benefit from their studies in innumerable ways during their program and beyond, SIT articulates the learning students are expected to be able to demonstrate upon completion of their program through Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). These Student Learning Outcomes are expressed on multiple, integrated levels: Institutional (ILOs); Divisional Learning Outcomes (LOs); and Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs). For more information, please visit our SIT Institutional Learning Outcomes.


Upon completion of an SIT graduate degree, students will be able to:

LO #1: Conduct inquiry and analysis of complex issues using interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary theoretical and methodological frameworks. Students synthesize key findings and present evidence in a coherent and professional manner while reflecting on how inquiry applies to critical global issues.

LO #2: Demonstrate awareness of and commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion by acknowledging the plurality of social identities and the pervasiveness of systemic inequality and inequity in the world.

LO#3: Explain the drivers impacting critical global issues and develop a resilient mind-set and empowering personal aptitudes to succeed in their careers and advocate for a better world in their local and global communities.

LO #4: Engage respectfully with people and societies in culturally diverse and interconnected learning and professional contexts.

LO #5: Exemplify an ethically minded approach that engages with multiple ways of knowing the world and interrogates dominant paradigms.

LO #6: Apply critical thinking, reflective practice, and inquiry analysis to formulate solutions to critical issues at multiple scales. Students analyze and interpret evidence using ethical judgement and reasoning.

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Graduate Assessment: Critical Inquiry

Graduate Assessment: Information Literacy