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Undergraduate Outcomes Task Force Update

Following a recent public survey that included 539 participants representing MSU Denver faculty, students, staff, alumni and the surrounding community, the Undergraduate Outcomes Task Force has developed the following five proposed undergraduate student learning outcomes:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking – Determine lucid and innovative solutions by using complex cognitive skills such as analyzing evidence, applying the scientific method, making judgments and reaching decisions.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Reasoning – Understand and work comfortably with numbers, data, mathematical concepts, written descriptions, observations, various sources of information and conceptual contexts.
  • Ethics and Professionalism – Recognize, articulate and apply ethical principles in various academic, civic, social or personal contexts in order to promote the common good among local communities and global society.
  • Communication and Collaboration – Work with others to realize shared goals and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with diverse audiences, in different settings and through various media.
  • Resilience and Perseverance – Navigate obstacles in order to face adversity, take on new challenges and reach goals.

Undergraduate student learning outcomes 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 MSU Denver.

The UOTF was created in August 2015 to develop learning outcomes for undergraduates within the context of current national trends. Intended to help students acquire knowledge and skills necessary for success following graduation, the outcomes are integrally tied to MSU Denver’s mission and its refreshed Strategic Plan: A 2020 Vision as well as to its General Studies Program.

For more information, including updates, meeting minutes, timelines and findings, visit the Undergraduate Outcomes website. Additionally, the UOTF encourages public comment via its website.