Academic Program Goals
Approved by Faculty on November 11, 2011
- Communicate clearly and cogently.
- Write and discuss as means of learning and discovery.
- Read texts critically.
- Reason effectively with words, numbers, and symbols.
- Locate, analyze, evaluate, and share information using emerging and established technologies.
- Create and interpret ideas using various modes of representation.
- Seek intellectual risks and grapple with ambiguity and uncertainty.
Exploration, Discovery and Integration
- Cultivate curiosity.
- Explore and experience various modes of creative expression.
- Build a broad disciplinary and inter-disciplinary knowledge base.
- Understand that knowledge is embedded in multiple contexts (e.g., social, historical, cultural, scientific, ethical, etc.).
- Develop and apply different modes of inquiry to pose questions and address problems.
Engagement and Social Responsibility
- Understand the multiple contexts (e.g., cultural, ethnic, racial, national, socioeconomic, religious, biological, etc.) that shape our construction of human differences.
- Recognize how hierarchies and disparities shape and are shaped by institutions and social relations.
- Make principled decisions as individuals and citizens of local, national, and global communities.
- Develop a capacity to act on the basis of one’s own reasoned beliefs.