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Institutional Learning Outcomes

Bay Path University Institutional Learning Outcomes

Certain shared learning objectives, called Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs), underpin every Bay Path University program. The outcomes listed below serve as a learning framework for all curricular experiences across degree levels at Bay Path University. The ILOs additionally serve as a measurement standard by which Bay Path University can evaluate the effectiveness of our academic programs. Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) and Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs), listed under each degree program in the Catalog, align with one or more of the Institutional Learning Outcomes. Skills and abilities related to the Undergraduate Core Curriculum, which also align with the ILOs, can be found in the Catalog under Core Curriculum.

For questions about these ILOs, how they relate to student learning, or how they are used for assessment, please contact your advisor or the Office of Academic Affairs at

  1. Specialized & Professional Knowledge and Skills
    Gain and apply specialized knowledge and skills that prepare a graduate for professional and intellectual growth.
  2. Communication
    Develop and utilize content, in an appropriate and relevant format and medium, for delivery to applicable audiences. Demonstrate a receptiveness to content as well as feedback.
  3. Leadership Development
    Establish a sense of personal awareness through experiences to develop the skills of a lifelong learner, change-maker, and leader.
  4. Theory to Practice
    Demonstrate mastery and integration of ideas, methods, theory, and practice in a specialized discipline or field of study.
  5. Research Skills and Experience
    Demonstrate information literacy, and apply current research and scholarship in a specialized discipline or field of study.
  6. Critical Analysis
    Build a framework for critically analyzing data and information from a variety of sources for creative and innovative problem-solving.
  7. Ethical Reasoning
    Recognize the impact of ethical decision-making and behaviors on peers and communities and within the discipline. Apply and exhibit ethical values within the discipline and global community.
  8. Respect & Value of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Embrace and embody respect of all diverse and intersectional identities, an unwavering commitment to equity, and a responsibility to lead as change-agents in the creation of a more just world.