In 2002, the Graduate Council developed and approved six general student learning goals. Many graduate programs currently shape their stated student learning objectives around these Graduate School learning goals, providing a close alignment between program and university objectives.
- Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge, skills, and values appropriate to the discipline.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to be creative, analytical, and critical thinkers.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to work as individual researchers/scholars as well as in collaboration with others in contributing to the scholarship of their disciplines, as appropriate
- Students will demonstrate relevant knowledge of the global perspectives appropriate to the discipline
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of new and various methods and technologies as appropriate to the discipline
- Students will be required to demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills, complemented, as appropriate to the discipline, by the ability to access and analyze information from a myriad of primary, print, and technological sources.