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Collegewide Learning Outcomes

Keene State College fosters students’ breadth of knowledge and their capacity to integrate their curricular and co-curricular experiences. Students explore questions and methodologies in their areas of study. We prepare students to pursue meaningful careers and to engage as active citizens and lifelong learners.


Students will critically evaluate evidence and analyze complex problems. Students will engage in research and creative work to contribute new knowledge, perspective, art, or expression. Students will gain competencies in reading, writing, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, and creative methods.


Students will clearly and effectively form, support, and convey an idea with attention to intended audience, purpose, and context through varied forms of communication.

Intercultural Perspectives:

Students will demonstrate cultural awareness, critically examine diverse perspectives, and gain insight into the social and structural influences that shape self-perception and collective experiences.

Civic Engagement:

Students will demonstrate the skills to critically examine local, national, and global issues including relevant cultural, historical, political and policy contexts; to reflect on the ethical dimensions of civic engagement; and to take action individually or collectively to address issues.

Sustainability and Well-Being:

Students will investigate issues that impact mental health, wellness, and the sustainability of natural and human systems and use their knowledge and skills to build a just, resilient, and thriving world.

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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
☎ 603-358-2112
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435