Learning Outcomes

Every student from the University will graduate with:

  • Broad knowledge and appreciation of the liberal arts integrated with a depth of knowledge in a specialized discipline;
  • Ability to think critically and creatively, and apply those skills toward resolution of local, national and global problems;
  • Excellence in written, oral, and creative expression through a variety of traditional and contemporary media;
  • Effective leadership and teamwork skills with cultural competence;
  • Commitment to ethical, environmental, and social responsibility accompanied by civic and community engagement.

Baccalaureate Learning Outcomes

  • Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 1: Integrated Learning
    Students will differentiate and evaluate theories and approaches to complex, multidisciplinary problems and articulate a solution to a question or challenge using evidence from a variety of fields and co-curricular/life experiences.
  • Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 2: Critical Thinking and Information Literacy
    Students will formulate a question on a topic that is trans-disciplinary, locate and evaluate appropriate evidence that addresses the question in relation to the problem’s context, and articulate conclusions that follow logically from such analysis.
  • Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 3: Creative Thinking
    Students will apply innovative thought, demonstrate an ability to synthesize divergent ideas, and use creative risk-taking as they contemplate and resolve problems.
  • Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 4: Oral Expression
    Students will, using structured, well-supported, imaginative and appropriate oral language and effective non-verbal communication, confidently and compellingly present themselves to varied audiences.
  • Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 5: Written Expression
    Students will communicate clearly, ethically, and purposefully to a variety of audiences in the structured written genres relevant to their academic and/or professional contexts.
  • Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 6: Cultural Competence
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of cultures and construction of knowledge, value diversity of thought, and reflect on the process of building consensus based on shared understandings and goals.
  • Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 7: Teamwork and Leadership
    Students will both, using effective strategies, facilitate team engagement by creating an environment conducive to team-building using effective strategies and demonstrate leadership through conflict resolution
  • Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 8: Ethical Reasoning
    Students will identify and articulate ethical issues, core beliefs, multiple perspectives, and multi-layer contexts when analyzing choices and making decisions.
  • Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 9: Civic and Community Knowledge
    Students will engage in active and integrative learning based on principles of reciprocity and appreciative inquiry and analyze and critically reflect on social and environmental issues that impact communities and institutions.
  • Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 10: Presentation
    Students will present artifacts using a variety of traditional and contemporary media to demonstrate their intellectual, professional, and personal development.
  • Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 11: Quantitative Literacy
    Students will develop arguments supported by quantitative and/or symbolic reasoning, and clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats (using words, tables, graphs, mathematical equations, symbolic notation, visual representations, etc., as appropriate).