Campus Goals for Student Learning

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These goals were adopted by the Academic Senate in April 2002 to: articulate what we aspire for student learning; help to establish campus priorities and guide decision making related to student development; and guide academic programs in the review of how their classes and course requirements interact with the goals to demonstrate educational effectiveness.

Develop effective communication skills

Indicators: Written, oral, interpersonal, group

Develop higher cognitive skills

Indicators: Critical thinking, creativity, analytical ability

Cultivate the virtues

Indicators: Ethics, responsibility, honor, tolerance, respect for others, empathy

Develop focus and depth in one or more disciplines

Develop leadership skills

Indicators: Ability to stimulate and direct collaborative learning and collaborative action

Develop a global perspective

Indicators: Broad intellectual and cultural experience through active engagement, an understanding of the interactions among the individual, society, and the natural world

Prepare for lifelong learning

Indicators: Independent thinking and learning, learning to find information, asking the right questions