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About Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes (USLOs)

Undergraduate student learning outcomes (or USLOs) are statements that specify what students will know, be able to do, or be able to demonstrate once they have completed their undergraduate degree at Metropolitan University of Denver.

Proposed Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes (Updated January 17, 2017)

Following a recent public survey that included 539 participants the UOTF has developed the following five proposed undergraduate student learning outcomes that are inclusive and frame most if not all institutional activities:

  • Critical Thinking
    Ability to use complex cognitive skills such as analyzing evidence, applying the scientific method, thinking historically, asking questions, making judgements and reaching decisions. 
  • Creative Thinking
    Ability to use and devise creative solutions and demonstrate the fluency, flexibility and originality of thoughts and ideas.
  • Quantitative Reasoning
    Ability to use numbers, data and mathematical concepts to explain or justify beliefs, facts, actions, events, judgments or conclusions.
  • Qualitative Reasoning
    Ability to use descriptions, observations, various sources of information, or ideas to explain or justify beliefs, facts, actions, events, judgments or conclusions.
  • Professional Behavior
    Ability to recognize, articulate and apply ethical and professional principles in various academic, social or personal contexts in order to be civic-minded and engaged, inclusively aware and to promote the common good.
  • Oral Communication
    Ability to communicate orally effectively, appropriately and ethically with diverse audiences, in different settings and through various media.
  • Written Communication
    Ability to communicate in writing effectively, appropriately and ethically with diverse audiences, in different settings and through various media.
  • Collaboration
    Ability to work with and lead others to realize shared goals and mutual interests in ways that promote supportive climates and win/win solutions.
  • Intercultural/Global Awareness
    Ability to recognize intercultural and global differences while also recognizing human commonalities.

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