Jul 22, 2024  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Desired Student Abilities (DSAs)

Grays Harbor College provides meaningful and engaging learning opportunities.  Students completing their studies at Grays Harbor College will demonstrate the following desired student abilities, or competencies, as they progress through their coursework and engage in college activities and support services. Students also develop core knowledge in their programs and disciplines. The desired student abilities support life-long learning and are critical to the graduates’ future success at work, in further education, and in their lives as community members.

Critical Thinking
Demonstrate the ability to analyze and synthesize information, problem solve and make informed decisions, and create and formulate aesthetic responses. 

Demonstrate literacy skills through critical reading and listening and communicate ideas in written, oral and visual formats.   

Information Literacy
Access and evaluate information resources and utilize appropriate technologies, including campus resources, to solve problems and make sound decisions.

Quantitative Reasoning
Demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative and numerical information to analyze, evaluate, explain, or solve problems. 

Social and Personal Responsibility
Develop an awareness and responsiveness to diversity and commonality among cultures, multiplicity of perspectives, ethical behaviors, and health and wellness issues.