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Institutional Student Learning Goals

Institutional Student Learning Goals

Georgian Court University offers curricular and cocurricular learning experiences designed to help students achieve the university’s Undergraduate Student Learning Goals (USLG):

GOAL 1:  Foundational Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 

Learning Outcome:

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply foundational knowledge in the arts, humanities, languages, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.

GOAL 2:  Intellectual and Practical Skills 

Learning Outcomes:  Students will demonstrate competence in

  1. Critical and creative thinking, grounded in inquiry, analysis, and synthesis of information
  2. Written and oral communication
  3. Quantitative literacy
  4. Information literacy
  5. Teamwork and problem solving

GOAL 3:  Personal and Social Responsibility

 Learning Outcomes:  Students will demonstrate

  1. Ethical reasoning
  2. Global awareness and respect for diverse cultural perspectives
  3. Knowledge of the university’s mission and Mercy charism
  4. Civic knowledge-local/global

GOAL 4:  Integrative Learning

Learning Outcome:

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to make connections among courses in multiple disciplines, as well as between their experiences inside and outside the classroom.

GOAL 5:  Mastery of the Defined Body of Knowledge at a Baccalaureate Level

Learning Outcome:

Students will attain their program’s objectives and complete their major requirements.

Upon successful completion of the graduate program of study, the student will earn a postbaccalaureate degree and/or additional certification, and will evidence the university Graduate Student Learning Goals (GSLG):

  • GOAL 1: Knowledge
    Learning Outcome:  Gain in-depth knowledge, competency, and mastery in field of study through academic and professional experiences.
  • GOAL 2: Scholarly Inquiry
    Learning Outcome:  Engage in academic research that includes scholarly inquiry for evidence-based practice and knowledge integration.
  • GOAL 3: Communication
    Learning Outcome:  Apply clear and effective oral, written, and technological communication skills appropriate to engagement with general and specialized audiences. 
  • GOAL 4: Ethical Leadership
    Learning Outcome:  Self-identify as leaders who follow the highest standards of ethics and of the professional field.
  • GOAL 5: GCU/Mercy Integration
    Learning Outcome:  Integrate Mercy core values and advocacy related to the Mercy Critical Concerns.

Note: Undergraduate and Graduate Institutional Learning Goals and Assessment.

Assessment Plans for the GCU Institutional Student Learning Goals (ISLG) are found in the GCU Assessment Plan:

 Appendix D (Undergraduate). These goals apply to all undergraduate students, and beginning in AY 2016-2017 the assessment of these goals is separate from the assessment of the Bridge General Education Program. Institutional Learning Goals for graduate students (GSLG) were developed in AY 2016-2017 and the goals and assessment plan are listed under the Graduate tab.

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