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Educational Objectives for Students

The Educational Objectives for Students were adopted by the Academic Senate in April 2002. They articulate our aspirations for student learning; help to establish campus priorities and guide decision making related to student development; and guide academic programs in the review of how their classes and course requirements interact with the goals to demonstrate educational effectiveness.

  • Develop effective communication skills:

    Written, oral, interpersonal, group

  • Develop higher cognitive skills:
  • Critical thinking, creativity, analytical ability

  • Cultivate the virtues:

    Ethics, responsibility, honor, tolerance, respect for others, empathy

  • Develop focus and depth in one or more disciplines
  • Develop leadership skills:

    Ability to stimulate and direct collaborative learning and collaborative action

  • Develop a global perspective:

    Broad intellectual and cultural experience through active engagement, an understanding of the interactions among the individual, society, and the natural world

  • Prepare for lifelong learning:

    Independent thinking and learning, learning to find information, asking the right questions

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Updated: November 21, 2017 12:17 PM