University Learning Goals (ULG)
Mastered the depth of knowledge required for a degree, as identified by its program learning outcomes.
Mastery in each step of an investigative, creative or practical project (i.e. brainstorming, planning, formulating hypotheses or complex questions, designing, creating, completing, and communicating).
An understanding of the implications of results or findings from a particular work in a societal context (i.e. social or economic implications of a scientific finding).
Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree will have demonstrated an understanding of critical components of broad academic areas, the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences and their integration.
Fluency in the use of specific theories, tools, technology and graphical representation.
Skills and abilities necessary for life-long learning: critical and creative thinking, effective communication, conscientious information gathering and processing, mastery of quantitative methodologies, and the ability to engage effectively in collaborative activities.
The ability to integrate theory, practice, and problem-solving to address practical issues.
The ability to apply their knowledge and skills to new settings or in addressing complex problems.
The ability to work productively as individuals and in groups.
The ability to act intentionally and ethically to address a global or local problem in an informed manner with a multicultural and historical perspective and a clear understanding of societal and civic responsibilities.
Diverse and global perspectives through engagement with the multidimensional SJSU community.
Division Learning Goals (DLG)
Critical Thinking Skills
Ability to independently and accurately evaluate information, data and ideas from multiple perspectives.
Embodies the ability to receive information, exchange ideas, present information, and convey messages in ways effective and appropriate to the situation and audience.
Multicultural Competence and Active Citizenship
Understanding and appreciating human differences as well as positively contributing to the community.
Practical Competence/Life Skills
The capacity to manage one's affairs both inside and outside of the university.
Leadership and Interpersonal Competence
The ability to mobilize groups around shared interests as well as demonstrate and sustain meaningful relationships.
Making informed decisions and acting on those decisions to enhance personal and community
Please visit the Division of Student Affairs website to access the full text of the Division Learning Goals (DLG).
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
- Provide opportunities for students to develop skills in cross-cultural communication; create awareness around global, national, and local diversity issues (Social and Global Responsibilities).
- Student staff will gain skills in working in collaborative settings, critical thinking, and communication skills needed to function in a diverse workforce and global community (Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge, and Social and Global Responsibilities).