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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 (ELOs) recommended by the Core Curriculum Revision Committee.

Critical Thinking


Community Engagement

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





Amy Lowe, Katie Durante, Pete La Chapelle, Sarah VanderMeer

Civic Knowledge and Engagement involves learning about and understanding your community and the democratic processes and taking actions that lead to improvement at the local, state, and/or national scale.

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.

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).

Becky Cash, Young Choi, Chris Harris, Griselda Wille

Critical Literacy is the ability to identify, interpret, reimagine, and  remake how socially constructed concepts like power and bias operate through historical and contemporary texts, images, and practices.

Molly Appel, Amber Morczek, Jessica Price, Vanessa Mari

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is defined as an understanding of power and privilege within cultural and social identities, systems, and institutions, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality, ability, religion, education, and national origin.

David Bradnick, Michael Gordon, Sherri Coffman

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

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.

Aaron Wong, David Bradnick, Bo Liang, Nathan Silva

Inquiry and analysis is a systematic process of refining our understanding of issues, objects, and works through a cycle of questions and evaluation.

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.

Michael Gordon, Michelle Region Sebest, Nicholas Carroll, Seseer Mou Danha

Oral Communication is the ability to communicate purposely in a variety of social contexts and situations.

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.

Kelly Svoboda, Laura Decker, Rachel Herzl-Betz, Sherri Coffman

Written Communication is the ability to develop and express ideas through writing, including communicating to a diverse set of audiences through a variety of genres and mediums using text, graphics, and data.

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