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Critical Thinking Initiatives

Challenging Students To Think Better

Student Learning Outcomes

The University community has adopted the following six Student Learning Outcomes related to critical thinking.

1 – Explaining an Issue or Problem

Upon completion of a faculty-designed intervention, students will demonstrate an increased ability to explain an issue or problem comprehensively.

2 – Employing Evidence/Information Effectively

Upon completion of a faculty-designed intervention, students will demonstrate an enhanced ability to employ evidence/information in conducting a comprehensive analysis of an issue or problem.

3 – Analyzing Contexts

Upon completion of a faculty-designed intervention, students will demonstrate an enhanced ability to analyze contexts when presenting a position on an issue or problem.

4 – Describing Your and Others Perspectives

Upon completion of a faculty-designed intervention, students will demonstrate an enhanced ability to describe he/her perspectives along with those of others associated with the situation.

5 – Formulating a Thesis/Hypothesis

Upon completion of a faculty-designed intervention, students will demonstrate an enhanced ability to formulate a thesis/hypothesis that takes into account the complexity of an issue or problem.

6 – Drawing Logical Conclusions

Upon completion of a faculty-designed intervention, students will demonstrate an enhanced ability to draw logical conclusions and implications from the analysis of an issue or problem.