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David Barnhill, Director
Environmental Studies Program

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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901
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Learning Outcomes for UW Oshkosh

by Barnhill, David L. last modified Feb 08, 2011 12:53 PM

What specific outcomes can students in all colleges expect from a degree at UW Oshkosh? The qualities below are considered "essential learning outcomes" for all students at the university.

Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World
• Through study in fine and performing arts, humanities, mathematics and science, and social science
Focused by engagement with big questions, both contemporary and enduring

Skills, both Intellectual and Practical, including
• Identification and objective evaluation of theories and assumptions
• Critical and creative thinking
• Written and oral communication
• Quantitative literacy
• Technology and information literacy
• Teamwork, leadership, and problem solving
Practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance

Responsibility, as Individuals and Communities, including
• Knowledge of sustainability and its applications
• Civic knowledge and engagement—local and global
• Intercultural knowledge and competence
• Ethical reasoning and action
• Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
Developed through real-world challenges and active involvement with diverse communities 

Learning: Integrated, Synthesized, and Advanced, including
• Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies
Demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems.  

[Note: Learning Outcomes are adapted from AAC&U report, College Learning for a New Global Century ].  

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by Barnhill, David L. last modified Feb 08, 2011 12:53 PM