Campus Learning Goals - Undergraduates

Campus Learning Goals for Undergraduates

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.

Faculty regularly assess student learning aligned to these goals as part of the Undergraduate Instruction and Program Review process. 

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

Indicators: determined by academic programs

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