General Education

TMCC Student Learning Outcomes

The philosophy of Student Learning Outcomes at Turtle Mountain Community College is grounded in the belief that students must navigate a competitive workplace environment while maintaining connections to their culture, language and heritage. Students who graduate from TMCC will be able to think critically, understand the language and culture of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, solve concrete problems and apply their skills and competencies to benefit themselves and society, with an emphasis upon contributing to the success of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. All programs at TMCC adhere to the student learning outcomes as the basis of the learning goals of each program.

Student Learning Goal 1: Advocacy

TMCC students will develop the skills necessary to help them become advocates for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.

Student Learning Outcome #1: Language/History

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of TMBCI history and languages

Performance Indicators

  • Students will demonstrate an entry level proficiency in either Anishinaabemowin or Michif language
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of TMBCI history

Student Learning Outcome #2: Critical Thinking

  • Students will develop critical thinking skills and apply them to challenges facing the community.

Performance Indicators

  • Students will identify ongoing challenges and issues facing the community
  • Students will use data to develop solutions to challenges
  • Students will acknowledge multiple perspectives surrounding societal issues

Student Learning Goal 2: Professionalism

TMCC students will develop skills and characteristics that will contribute to their success in a global environment.

Student Learning Outcome #3: Communication

  • Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of situations

Performance Indicators

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication
  • Students will apply written communication strategies across a wide variety of situations and contexts
  • Students will use technology to successfully gather and communicate information

Student Learning Outcome #4: Research Skills

  • Students will develop quantitative and qualitative reasoning and research skills

Performance Indicators

  • Students will be conversant in mathematical principles appropriate to their major
  • Students will apply quantitative research techniques to gather and synthesize complex information
  • Students will apply qualitative research techniques to gather and synthesize complex information