The SEE Student Learning Goals and Outcomes

SU Goal No. 1: Intellectual Development (ID)

The SU graduate will use inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, scientific reasoning, and quantitative skills to gather and evaluate evidence, to define and solve problems facing his or her communities, the nation, and the world, and to demonstrate an appreciation for the nature and value of the fine arts.

Outcomes, Goal 1:

The SU graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of creative processes to express aesthetic principles.
  2. Demonstrate quantitative literacy by applying mathematical strategies to analyze, model, and solve complex problems, and to use data to communicate effectively.
  3. Define problems, gather accurate and relevant data using technology and texts, interpret these data and texts appropriately, and devise well-reasoned solutions.
  4. Apply the elements, standards, and processes of critical thinking, creative thinking, and scientific reasoning.
  5. Function effectively as part of a team to solve problems, engaging team members in productive ways, supporting a constructive team climate, and managing conflict.
  6. Demonstrate competency in technology appropriate to the discipline and integrate its use into the problem-solving process.

SU Goal No. 2: Communication (C)

The SU graduate will communicate logically, clearly, and precisely using written, oral, non-verbal, and electronic means to acquire, organize, present, and/or document ideas and information, reflecting an awareness of situation, audience, purpose, and diverse points of view.

Outcomes, Goal 2:

The SU graduate will be able to:

  1. Articulate an understanding of the multiple ways of reading and the range of interpretive strategies in a given community of readers.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of context, audience, and purpose in the performance of assigned tasks, using appropriate and relevant verbal and non-verbal means.
  3. Use language choices that are thoughtful and appropriate and that generally support the effectiveness of the message being communicated in varied contexts.

SU Goal No. 3: Self, Societies, and the Natural World (SSNW)

The SU graduate will consider self, others, diverse societies and cultures, and the physical and natural worlds, while engaging with world problems, both contemporary and enduring.

Outcomes, Goal 3:

The SU graduate will be able to:

  1. Examine the historical and contemporary roles, interconnections, and differential effects of human organizations and actions on global systems.
  2. Explain multiple perspectives (such as cultural, disciplinary, and ethical) when exploring subjects within natural and human systems.

SU Goal No. 4: Experiential Learning (EL)

The SU graduate will connect ideas and experiences from a variety of contexts, synthesizing and transferring learning to new, complex situations.

Outcomes, Goal 4:

The SU graduate will be able to:

  1. Compare life experiences and academic knowledge to infer situational similarities and differences and connect examples, facts, or theories from more than one field of study or perspective.
  2. Apply skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained in one situation to a new situation.

SU Goal No. 5: Career Readiness (CR)

The SU graduate will demonstrate personal direction, professional know-how, and discipline expertise in preparation for entry into the workplace or graduate studies.

Outcomes, Goal 5:

The SU graduate will be able to:

  1. Imagine and articulate a personal direction following realistic self-appraisal and reflection.
  2. Utilize professional skills and tools to navigate challenges and opportunities.
  3. Demonstrate the discipline expertise necessary to be competitive in a chosen career.

SU Goal No. 6: Ethics in Practice (EIP)

The SU graduate will practice integrity in the academic enterprise, professional settings, and personal relationships.

Outcomes, Goal 6:

The SU graduate will be able to:

  1. Think critically about complex ethical issues.
  2. Practice the highest ethical standards of a profession.
  3. Complete academic or professional assignments in an ethical manner.
  4. Engage in behaviors that constitute a pattern of personal integrity.