Learning Outcomes

Each degree has  measurements that indicate whether students are successful in meeting the specific outcomes for the degrees. The following are the four outcome measures that will be assessed for the graduates of the School of Public and Global Affairs (SPGA).

  • Strategic Orientation. An SPGA graduate will demonstrate the ability to develop, implement, coordinate, and/or manage a strategic plan through a collaborative process.
  • Communication. An SPGA graduate will demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver effective oral presentations and/or write documents that present and evaluate information and opinion in a logical and analytical manner, incorporating research and documentation, and using style, grammar, mechanics, and format appropriate to an educated audience.
  • Information Literacy. An SPGA graduate will demonstrate the ability to carry out thorough and effective information search strategies using traditional print, digital, and internet sources, evaluate the information accessed, and use this information along with existing knowledge to create something new.
  • Critical Thinking. An SPGA graduate will demonstrate competency in critical thinking that encompasses dimensions of informal logic and ethical analysis.