Institutional Learning Goals
Within the context of the liberal arts tradition, the University of the People has defined the following institutional learning goals. The goals cover three main areas: academic competencies, knowledge and intellectual abilities, and personal and civic responsibility.
A. Academic Competencies
- Communication Fluency – Students’ communications and their academic writing will demonstrate the use of clear, well-organized arguments and credible supporting evidence.
- Quantitative Fluency – Students will use mathematical methods to solve sophisticated problems.
- Technological Fluency – Students will acquire the skills to function in today’s highly technical society and to perform in their chosen field.
B. Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities
- Integrative Knowledge – Students will synthesize a broad understanding of the arts and humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences and technology.
- Specialized Knowledge – Students will master the fundamental concepts, principle terminology, historical foundations, and future implications of a specific field or discipline.
C. Personal and Civic Responsibility
- Intercultural and Historical Consciousness – Students will understand and critically reflect on how the geographies, histories, and cultures of the world have shaped contemporary global experience.
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