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