and Reasoning – includes synthesis, evaluation, interpretation
of ideas, application of concepts; problem solving
and analysis; identification of logical fallacies
or sources of error; development of logical arguments
based on cogent analysis of supporting evidence.
Communication – includes development of effective
skills for both written and oral communication,
including presentation skills.
Reasoning – includes the ability to interpret
and analyze information given graphically or
numerically; apply mathematical expressions,
equations, and theorems; understand statistical
data; use mathematical concepts to construct
math models; and to use math models to solve
Reading Competence – includes
the ability to understand vocabulary, critically
analyze content, meaning, and author’s purposes,
as well as the development of increased proficiency
and depth of understanding. Includes analysis
of a variety of written materials and styles
appropriate to different disciplines.
Competence and the Effective Uses of Technology
– includes the ability to identify, research,
and assess the credibility of a variety of information
sources, including those obtained from the internet
and other electronic data sources as well as
more traditional published sources. Also includes
knowledge and proficiency in the use of standard
computer technology and software used in academics,
a variety of professions, and daily life.
Responsibility – includes the development
of skills, attitudes, abilities, and values
that facilitate advanced learning, personal
growth, and preparation for lifelong learning.
These include study skills development, awareness
of academic environments and resources, self-awareness
of learning styles and habits, persistence,
acceptance of personal and professional responsibility,
leadership, initiative, proactive action, empathy,
interpersonal skills development, and the ability
to work independently.
and Cultural Competence – includes understanding,
appreciation, and respect for perspectives,
values, and societal contributions of diverse
peoples and cultures; awareness, sensitivity
to and acceptance of a variety of different
viewpoints; and the ability to understand and
work with individuals who differ from one’s
Civic Engagement and Global
Citizenship – includes an understanding of current events,
of ethics and the implications of personal and
societal choices as they affect our interconnected
world economy, governments, environment, and
social climate; as well as acceptance of responsibility
for civic and societal engagement.