By Skill Areas
Outcomes by Skill Areas Heading link
- Articulate how one’s frequent involvement in the community through service or advocacy addresses a civic problem.
- Relate academic knowledge of social issues to one’s own participation in civic life.
- Formulate a clear plan for future civic engagement that demonstrates a commitment to service
- Critique and question the authority of texts, and explore the implications of those texts.
- Use investigative and analytical thinking skills to examine alternatives, explore complex questions and solve challenging problems.
- Evaluate the logic and validity of arguments, and the relevance of data and information.
- Differentiate between scholarly journals and popular trade magazines.
- Critique scholarly articles using theory and evidence.
- Evaluate the quality of online sources when conducting research for a literature review.
- Deliver a presentation that combines visual communication design with oral arguments and/or written word.
- Organize presentation material in a logical manner with effective transitions between major ideas.
- Display effective interaction skills with the audience, including appropriate eye contact and answering questions with authority and accuracy.
Reading and Composition
- Use conventions of organization, citation, structure, and syntax appropriate to the discipline.
- Construct a thesis statement and develop a substantial and convincing written defense of that statement.
- Select, incorporate, and document ideas derived from a variety of sources, such as books, journals, the Internet, and interviews.
- Critique the relative benefits and drawbacks of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- Synthesize multiple sources of information to solve problems.
- Use data and concepts or theories from the field to support new findings.
- Apply knowledge of statistical theory to choose the appropriate analysis technique.
- Critically evaluate the merits of claims using empirical evidence from the discipline.
- Explain how the scientific method is used to obtain new data and advance knowledge.
- Compare and contrast the merits of different theories on effective leadership.
- Discuss the main group processes that affect group work or team effectiveness.
- List the characteristics of being an effective team member.