The MCC's 4Cs

The Keys to Deeper Learning

Institutional Student Learning Outcomes: “MCC's 4Cs”

Student outcomes assessment is a term used to describe the measurement and documentation of what Mesa Community College (MCC) students are achieving in their studies at the college. Faculty members across the Maricopa Community Colleges District (MCCCD) have defined the outcomes of college programs and courses competencies and developed measures to assess them.  At MCC, faculty also developed the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes that are to be embedded at the course level.  These outcomes are known as the “MCC’s 4 Cs” and are consistent with the Vision, Mission, and Values of both MCC and MCCCD, and reflect our commitment to Individuals and Community, Innovation, Integrity, Learning, and Service Excellence: Communication, Critical Thinking, Civic Engagement and Cultural and Global Engagement

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How to Upload the MCC's 4 Cs Outcomes and Scoring Guidelines into your course.

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Lindsey Pedersen 480-461-7530


The purposeful development, expression and reception of a message through oral, written or nonverbal means. 

Critical Thinking

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

Civic Engagement 

Encompasses actions to promote the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.

Cultural & Global Engagement

Encompasses the awareness of cultural systems, events, and creations and an ability to apply this cultural and global awareness to human interaction and expression.

Refer to Scoring Guidelines for further details of each outcome and discipline specific application.