Learning Goals

Ensuring the quality of a liberal arts education requires a commitment to regular assessment and ongoing improvement. In 2008, the General Education Council devised and circulated ten overarching learning goals as benchmarks of student learning.  Since then, an Assessment Advisory Board, which advises the Dean of Faculty Office and reports to the Curriculum Committee, has overseen a system for self-assessment by all departments and programs offering majors. Learning goals span a wide range of reinforcing outcomes, integral to the liberal arts and Trinity’s commitment to offering students a well-rounded education that prepares them for life-long learning and active engagement in the world. In 2014, the First Year Seminar Program also articulated a set of learning goals, consistent with College-wide and major-specific learning goals.

For resources on assessing student learning, visit our page on Curricular Resources.

​DEPARTMENTAL AND PROGRAMMATIC LEARNING GOALS:

Arts

Humanities​​

Social

Sciences​

​S​TEM​​

Interdisciplinary

Art History​​

Classics​​

Anthropology

Biology

American Studies

Music

English​ ​

Economics

Chemistry

Educational Studies

Studio Arts

History​​

Political Science​

Computer Science ​     

Environmental Science​

Theater and Dance

Language and Culture Studies

Psychology​

Engineering

International Studies


Philosophy

Sociology

Mathematics

Jewish Studies


Religion


Physics

Neuroscience





Public Policy and Law





Urban Studies

​​Women, Gender, and ​Sexuality​​