Concise list of University Studies SLOs per Learning Goal:
- Develop students' (oral and written) communication skills:
- 1.1 listen and speak competently in a variety of contexts, which may include public, interpersonal, and/or small group settings;
- 1.2 identify, analyze, and evaluate statements, assumptions, and conclusions representing diverse points of view;
- 1.3 construct informed, sustained, and ethical arguments in response;
- 1.4 plan, organize, revise, practice, edit and proofread to improve the development and clarity of ideas;
- 1.5 write clear and effective prose in several forms, using conventions appropriate to audience (including academic audiences), purpose, and genre; and
- 1.6 find, analyze, evaluate, and cite pertinent primary and secondary sources, including academic databases, to prepare speeches and written texts.
- Encourage students to think critically while gathering, analyzing, and evaluating
information to reach logical conclusions:
Students will demonstrate an ability to
- 2.1 think critically and apply critical thinking in various disciplines and
- 2.2 gather, analyze, and evaluate information and apply that information in decision-making (a process also known as information literacy).
- Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the roles and applications of science and
technology toward resolving problems in an ever-changing world:
Students will demonstrate
- 3.1 an understanding of the methods of scientific or mathematical inquiry,
- 3.2 basic concepts and principles in mathematics or one or more of the natural sciences,
- 3.3 application of the principles of science and mathematics to interpret and make predictions in one or more of the mathematics and the natural sciences, and
- 3. 4 mathematical and/or scientific principles as they relate to issues of personal and/or public importance.
- Gain a critical understanding of the world's historical, literary, philosophical,
and artistic traditions:
- 4.1 utilize basic formal elements, techniques, concepts, and/or vocabulary of specific disciplines within the Arts and Humanities in scholarly/academic work;
- 4.2 distinguish between various kinds of evidence by identifying reliable sources and valid arguments;
- 4.3 demonstrate how social, cultural, and historical contexts influence cognitive and creative expression in the arts and humanities;
- 4.4 evaluate the significance of human expression and experience in shaping large social, cultural, and historical events; and
- 4.5 recognize enduring and contemporary issues of human experience.
- Understand the dynamics of social responsibility:
Students will demonstrate
- 5.1 written, oral, or project-oriented proficiency for discussing what civic responsibility and citizenship is;
- 5.2 written, oral, or project-oriented proficiency regarding social issues for children, adolescents, and/or adults; and
- 5.3 written, oral, or project-oriented proficiency for discussing the many facets of cultural diversity and its implication for responsible citizenship.
- Understand the dynamics of competing economic and political systems.
- 6.1 demonstrate knowledge of at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences;
- 6.2 apply knowledge, theories, and research methods, including ethical conduct to analyze problems pertinent to at least one area of the social behavioral sciences;
- 6.3 understand and demonstrate how at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences conceptualize diversity and the ways it shapes human experience; and
- 6.4 integrate knowledge of at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences into issues of personal or public importance.
- Understand the dynamics of cultural diversity
- 7.1 demonstrate knowledge of the culture of at least one area other than their own;
- 7.2 explain aspects of the contexts (e.g. historical, social, ethnic, economic, geographic) in which people of different cultures live;
- 7.3 demonstrate an awareness of how different contexts and/or world views produce different perspectives on current issues and events;
- 7.4 recognize the influence of individual differences (such as gender, ethnicity, geography) and past experiences on their interpretation of texts, artworks, or experiences; and
- 7.5 analyze one or more specific cultural topics, problems, artistic forms, value systems, philosophical contexts, or religious ideas in relation to the larger human context in which they become meaningful
- Understand the Dynamics of Complex Moral and Ethical Issues:
- 8.1 analyze ethical dilemmas confronted by individuals and diverse communities and the foundations upon which resolution might be possible;
- 8.2 compare and contrast their own value system to those of others;
- 8.3 give examples of the historical development of value systems and the impact of ideology upon ethics;
- 8.4 describe the values behind their opinions, decisions, and actions; and
- 8.5 follow commonly accepted ethical standards in their academic work and in their behavior toward others.
- Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the roles and applications of technology
toward resolving problems in an every changing world.
- 9.1 develop the ability to use technology appropriate to the field of study.
- 9.2 demonstrate an understanding of how technology can be used to solve everyday problems within society.
- 9.3 demonstrate an ability to use technology-related terms correctly.