Essential Studies Student Learning Outcomes

Oregon Tech's Essential Student Learning Outcomes (ESLOs) support Oregon Tech's institutional mission and core themes. The outcomes and associated criteria reflect the rigorous applied nature of Oregon Tech's degree programs.

Oregon Tech students will demonstrate these institutional student learning outcomes:

Barb Meng

Barb Meng, Executive Assistant

 Office of Academic Excellence

The ESLOs reflect the common expectations about the knowledge, skills, and abilities that Oregon Tech students will acquire and are reflected in the General Education requirements that lay the foundation upon which the major curricula build. Engaging in these ESLOs will support Oregon Tech graduates in developing the habits of mind and behaviors of professionals and lifelong learners.

Oregon Tech students will:
  • communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • engage in a process of inquiry and analysis;
  • make and defend reasonable ethical judgments;
  • collaborate effectively in teams or groups;
  • demonstrate quantitative literacy;
  • explore diverse perspectives.

Oregon Tech celebrates its new Essential Student Learning Outcomes following a year-long review conducted by the Assessment Commission Executive Committee. Reports for the institutional assessment of the original eight outcomes which began in 2007 can be found in the link from this page. Full descriptions and criteria for assessment, as well as the assessment cycle for the six new ESLOs are also linked from this page.

Six-Year ESLO Cycle

1 2 3 4 5 6
2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Communication Design Collect Analyze Engage Evaluate Reflect
Inquiry & Analysis Design Collect Analyze Engage Evaluate
Ethical Reasoning Design Collect Analyze Engage
Teamwork Design Collect Analyze
Quantitative Literacy Design Collect
Diverse Perspectives Design Collect Analyze Engage Evaluate Reflect Design

ESLO 6 Year Cycle Diagram