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Proposed Core Curriculum

Proposed Core Curriculum

Office of the Provost > Core Curriculum

This summer, faculty are working together to improve our Core Curriculum. In Summer Session one, we are starting with the twelve Essential Learning Outcomes recommended by the Core Curriculum Revision Committee.

Critical Thinking


Community Engagement

  • Inquiry and Analysis
  • Information Literacy
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Written Communication
  • Oral/Interpersonal Communication
  • Co-Creative Problem Solving (Teamwork)
  • Creative Expression
  • Civic Engagement
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Critical Literacy
  • Ethical Reasoning





Co-Creative Problem Solving

Bo Liang, Chris Harris, Josie Cruz, Kayla Bieser

The ability to actively work with others to develop creative solutions and move us toward a better world.

Creative Expression

Adam Davis, Heather Lang Casera, Jo Meuris, Roxanne Farrar

The development of skills for creating works in a particular medium, and strategies for improving technique and producing original and expressive art (Creative Works), or the study of art through the history and context of various movements, styles, or periods; examination of the form and qualities of a particular type of art; and/or strategies for analyzing and critiquing art (Aesthetics).

Ethical Reasoning

David Bradnick, Michael Gordon, Sherri Coffman

Ethical Reasoning is thinking critically about the nuances of right and wrong human conduct.

Information Literacy

Alena Principato, Clark Pearson, Kelly Svoboda, Lauren Johnson, Nathan Silva

Information literacy is the ability to identify, locate, skeptically evaluate, and effectively and ethically use information to inform a decision or solve a problem.

Lifelong Learning

Joe Dertien, Laura Rosales, Sarah VanderMeer

Lifelong Learning is understanding the process of learning (learning how to learn) and recognizing your own level of knowledge and motivation to learn.

Quantitative Reasoning

Aaron Wong, El Hachemi Bouali, Jennifer Edmonds, Katie Durante

Quantitative reasoning is more than arithmetic and algebraic computations. It is the ability to create meaning from numeric data by making appropriate logical inferences, and also communicating those ideas to others.

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