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University Academic Programs

University Academic Programs

Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

Over the course of a three-year planning process, the Undergraduate Student Learning Group met with each undergraduate academic department and with the Faculty Senate to develop the Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes. These outcomes flow directly from the University's educational mission and goals as they emphasize learning across and within the disciplines, intellectual engagement, as well as engagement with both local and global communities.

We are dedicated to helping students achieve the following learning and developmental outcomes by the time they graduate. These outcomes demonstrate that the University values liberal learning and the breadth of thinking that derives from it, as well as disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning and the depth of thinking derived from those.

 

Quantitative Reasoning

Students describe quantitative relations and apply appropriate quantitative strategies to examine significant questions and form conclusions.

Communication

Students develop considered judgements and craft compelling expressions of their thoughts in written, spoken, visual, technologically-mediated, and other forms of interaction.

Intellectual Engagement and Reflection

Students demonstrate a commitment to self-sustained learning and cultivate habits, including self-discipline, self-reflection, and creativity which make such learning possible.

Engagement with Human Diversity

Students critically reflect on their own social and cultural identities and make connections and constructively engage with people from groups that are characterized by social and cultural dimensions other than their own.

Community Engagement

Students consider their relationships with their own and others' physical and social communities as they engage collaboratively with those communities.

Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice

Students demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge within at least one discipline including the fundamental principles and ways of knowing or practicing in the discipline(s).