Learning Outcomes

In May 2011, UAF Faculty Senate approved the following Learning Outcomes:

(1) Build knowledge of Human Institutions, Socio-Cultural Processes, and the Physical and Natural World through the study of the natural and social sciences, technologies, mathematics, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts.

  • Competence will be demonstrated for the foundational information in each
    subject area, its context and significance, and the methods used in advancing each.

(2) Develop Intellectual and Practical Skills across the curriculum including inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, written and oral communication, information literacy, technological competence, and collaborative learning.

  • Proficiency will be demonstrated across the curriculum through critical analysis of proffered information, well-reasoned solutions to problems or inferences drawn from evidence, effective written and oral communication, and satisfactory outcomes of group projects.

(3) Acquire Tools for Effective Civic Engagement in local through global contexts, including ethical reasoning, intercultural competence, and knowledge of Alaska and Arctic issues.

  • Facility will be demonstrated through analyses of issues including dimensions of ethics, human and cultural diversity, conflicts and interdependencies, globalization, and sustainability.

(4) Integrate and apply learning, including synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies, adapting them to new settings, questions, and responsibilities, and forming a foundation for lifelong learning.

  • Preparation will be demonstrated through production of a creative or scholarly
    project that requires broad knowledge, appropriate technical proficiency,
    information collection, synthesis, interpretation, presentation, and reflection.

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