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Student Learning Outcomes

Approved by Campus Assembly, March 3, 2010

The University of Minnesota Morris’s goal is for students to have gained, by the time of graduation:

1. Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World through:

  • Core studies in the liberal arts: arts, histories, humanities, languages, mathematics, sciences, and social sciences
  • In-depth study in a particular field: its schools of thought, advanced theories, language, and methods of inquiry
  • Engagement with big questions, both contemporary and enduring

2. Intellectual and Practical Skills, practiced extensively across students’ college experiences, including:

  • Inquiry and analysis
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Creative thinking and artistic expression
  • Written, multi-media, and oral communication
  • Quantitative literacy
  • Information and technology literacy
  • Collaboration

3. An Understanding of the Roles of Individuals in Society, through active involvement with diverse communities and challenges, including:

  • Civic knowledge and engagement—local and global
  • Intercultural knowledge and competence
  • Aesthetic/artistic engagement
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Ethical reasoning and actions

4. Capacity for Integrative Learning, including:

  • Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies, and through co- and extra-curricular activities
  • Application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and progressively more complex problems
  • Skills for sustained learning and personal development