Undergraduate Core Learning Outcomes

Core Outcome Statements

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All UIW undergraduate students will be able . . . 

1. Critical and Creative Thinking: to analyze information logically and to utilize and transform knowledge in fair-minded, purposeful, and imaginative ways. (est. 1999) 

2. Effective Communication: to write and speak clearly and persuasively and to convey meaning effectively in non-verbal contexts. (est. 1999)

3. Media/Technology: to understand the benefits and limitations of technology and media and how to use them in socially positive ways. (est. 1999)

4. Research: to synthesize the gathering, evaluating, and interpreting of data in a study or creative work that can be shared with a community of scholars. (est. 1999)

5. Global and Historical Consciousness: to analyze the historical forces that shape the diversity of the human experience as influenced by geographical location, ethnicity, cultural and religious traditions, gender, and class. (updated Spring 2017)

6. Aesthetic Engagement:  to perceive, analyze, evaluate, and respond creatively to aesthetic qualities and values in the myriad contexts where they are experienced. (updated Spring 2017)

7. Quantitative/Scientific Analysis: to use mathematical reasoning and the scientific method to address issues in an increasingly complex, technological world. (est. 1999)

8. Social Justice:  to evaluate the nature and consequences of past, present, and potential social injustices, as well as to develop strategies to overcome and prevent them.  (updated Spring 2017)

9. Professionalism: to develop leadership qualities that help achieve personal goals and contribute to the good of society through work. (est. 1999)

10. Integration/Spirituality: to understand the importance of developing as a whole person who is spiritually mature and dedicated to being a productive and responsible citizen. (est. 1999)