Institutional Outcomes

Institutional Outcomes

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

An essay about my understanding of what was required of me as a university student. Written for PSY 202: Adult Development and Life Assessment.


Institutional Outcomes

October 27, 2009


The Ashford Institutional Outcomes set out the most basic, minimum expectations that the faculty and staff of Ashford University have for each and every student who graduates from Ashford.  As a future teacher, each of the outcomes applies directly to my chosen program of study.  As a teacher, I will be required to read, think, and communicate effectively.  In our rapidly changing world, it will be necessary to communicate through technology, some of which we may only imagine at this point.  In order to deal with students, I will certainly need to possess a strong sense of self-worth, and to respect diversity and to recognize the interdependence of all life.  The rest of the institutional outcomes should be equally applicable to students in all programs of study, particularly the ability to demonstrate competence in the student's field of study, as that is the purpose of obtaining an education.

It is important for an institution to identify institutional outcomes and learning outcomes to establish a benchmark for evaluating the success of the institution's programs.  Ashford's institutional outcomes are worded fairly loosely, so that application of the outcomes can be subjective, and so that most students can reasonably achieve the outcomes.

Search the Web to determine how the first three presidents (or any groups of presidents) affected the powers of the presidency. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.


© 2017 Debbie Barry

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..