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:

  • Communicate ideas through fine or performing arts by applying aesthetic principles and engaging in creative thinking.
  • Demonstrate quantitative literacy by applying mathematical strategies to analyze, model, and solve complex situations, and use data to communicate effectively.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to explore issues, ideas, and/or artifacts by examining evidence, questioning assumptions, and acknowledging different perspectives before formulating conclusions.
  • Solve problems using scientific methods by formulating and testing hypotheses, analyzing data, and drawing appropriate conclusions.
  • Function effectively as part of a team to solve problems by communicating in constructive ways.

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:

  • Interpret creative texts and/or works considering multiple interpretative perspectives and ways of reading.
  • Demonstrate an ability to adapt messages to contexts, audiences, and purposes using competent communication.
  • Use language choices that are thoughtful, appropriate, and 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:

  • Examine the complex dynamics of human systems by describing behavioral, interpersonal, or social phenomena both qualitatively and quantitatively and applying multiple perspectives in order to explain those phenomena.
  • Examine the complex dynamics of natural systems by describing biological, chemical, or physical phenomena, interpreting data or patterns in data, and drawing conclusions using the appropriate scientific method.
  • Examine the complex dynamics of human or natural systems by analyzing texts or cultural artifacts and applying multiple perspectives (cultural, ethical, or disciplinary) in order to communicate perceptions of human experience.

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:

  • 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.
  • 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:

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

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:

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

Revised Fall 2016

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