University Learning Goals


Through all its educational programs—curricular and co-curricular, classroom and experiential—Ouachita promotes the following goals for student learning:

1. Intellectual and applied skills that promote competency and lifelong learning:

a.  articulate communication

i.   written

ii.  oral

b.  critical thinking

c.   creative thinking

d.  analytic reasoning

e.  quantitative reasoning

f.  scientific reasoning

g.  information literacy

2. Engagement with the content and methods of the major domains of knowledge

3. Heightened awareness of personal and social responsibility:

a.  civic engagement

b.  ethical reasoning

c.  personal integrity

d.  stewardship

e.  physical well-being

f.  spiritual growth

4a. Appreciation for cultural diversity

4b. Development of intercultural competence for constructive engagement in both local and global contexts

5.Depth of knowledge and skills in a chosen discipline or combination of disciplines sufficient to provide the foundation for advanced study, professional competence, and meaningful work.

6a. Connect learning across disciplines

6b. Apply knowledge and skills to solve problems



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