Mission and Vision
Global Learning Competencies
Each of the university’s undergraduate general education competencies, approved by the University Senate in 2008, reflects both of these global learning goals:
|Competencies||Success in the Global Marketplace||Responsibility in the Global Community|
|Written Communication||Successful people convey information and ideas efficiently and effectively through written communication.||Responsible people use writing to persuade others to address shared global concerns.
|Oral Communication||Successful people convey information and ideas efficiently and effectively through oral communication.||Responsible people use speech to persuade others to address shared global concerns.
|Critical Thinking||Successful people analyze, create and act upon information, arguments, and opinions which demonstrate the structural and rhetorical principles of logic Successful people also possess personal ethics as well as the ability to recognize and analyze ethical problems within an organization and to negotiate within diverse value systems.||Responsible people use ethical analysis to understand their role in shared global concerns and to guide their actions. Responsible people also employ the logical structure of information, arguments and opinions to move ideas and action about shared global concerns.
|Quantitative Analysis||Successful people use mathematics and statistics accurately to conceptualize and solve complex problems.||Responsible people use mathematics and statistics honestly to understand and describe shared global concerns.|
|Scientific Analysis||Successful people comprehend and use basic scientific principles to solve complex problems.||Responsible people use basic scientific principles to understand and describe shared global concerns and to implement development solutions.
|Information & Technological Literacy||Successful people learn from diverse sources of information and know how to differentiate between reliable and unreliable information. Successful people also use technology effectively as a learning and communication tool that enhances personal productivity and practice.||Responsible people learn from diverse sources of information, and differentiate between reliable and unreliable sources, to understand shared global concerns. Responsible people also understand the broad social implications of technology and know how to use technology within appropriate legal and ethical boundaries.
|Global Understanding||Successful people understand how major global developments impact their personal and professional lives and generate creative and effective responses to those developments.||Responsible people understand how major global developments impact their lives and the lives of people around the world and seek equity in the benefits and responsibilities of those developments.|
|Cultural Understanding||Successful people are curious and adaptable, open to learning from and about societies outside their own, and work effectively with different people in different settings.||Responsible people are curious about and tolerant toward different people and different ways of life.|