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Student Outcomes Committee

MCC's 4 Cs iSLOs

Critical Thinking SLOs



Critical Thinking is the mental process of effectively identifying, determining, gathering, evaluating, and utilizing resources to innovate and/or to accomplish a specific task.

1. IDENTIFY ISSUE: Identify and interpret a problem or issue. 

2. DETERMINE NEEDS: Determine the resources needed.

3. GATHER RESOURCES: Gather resources effectively and efficiently.

4. EVALUATE RESOURCES: Evaluate resources critically.

5. UTILIZE RESOURCES: Utilize resources effectively and creatively to innovate and/or to accomplish a specific task.   

6. ASSESS RESULTS: Assess and evaluate results.


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Jennifer Fay

Marjorie Leta


Critical Thinking incorporates the previous outcomes of:

  • Information Literacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Numeracy

Team Leads:

Marjorie Leta

Jennifer Fay

Tim Florschuetz