Student Learning Outcomes

Honors College • Leadership • Civic Engagement • Knowledge Creation

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Learning Goals and Outcomes

Recognizing the need for advanced intellectual and creative skills that emphasize interdisciplinary and independent thinking, students in the Honors College are expected to meet learning outcomes in the following areas:

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Inquiry, Analysis, and Research

Students develop an understanding of modes of inquiry in different disciplines. They undertake effective inquiry that demonstrates open-mindedness and uses a systematic process that involves rigorous assessment of evidence, data, and social contexts. At advanced levels, students formulate relevant research questions and produce original research, scholarly or creative projects.

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Creative Thinking

Students will be able to combine or synthesize existing ideas, images, or expertise in original and imaginative ways characterized by a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.

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Problem Solving

Students will learn to develop, implement, and evaluate a solution that addresses an open-ended question or achieves a desired goal.

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Civic Engagement

Students will learn how make a difference in the civic life of our communities and promote the quality of life in local and global communities, through both political and non-political processes.

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Students will learn to take initiative, work effectively in teams to achieve a common purpose, involve and motivate others, and demonstrate self-leadership and commitment.