Outcomes & Definitions

1. Inquiry and Analysis*
(Defined as “the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.”)

2. Critical Thinking
(Defined as “a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.”)

3. Creative Thinking
(Defined as “both the capacity to combine or synthesize existing ideas, images, or expertise in original ways and the experience of thinking, reacting, and working in an imaginative way characterized by a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.”)

4. Written Communication
(Defined as “the development and expression of ideas in writing. Written communication involves learning to work in many genres and styles. It can involve working with many different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images. Written communication abilities develop through iterative experiences across the curriculum.”)

5. Oral Communication
(Defined as “a prepared, purposeful presentation designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.”)

6. Collaboration
[Defined as “behaviors under the control of individual group or course members (effort they put into group tasks, their manner of interacting with others on the group, and the quantity and quality of the contributions they make to group discussions and tasks).”]

7. Problem Solving
(Defined as “the process of designing, evaluating, and implementing a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.”)

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