Program Learning Objectives

PLO1: Conceptualize planning problems from complex, real-world situations so that the problems are meaningful to clients, and are research-worthy.

  1. Frame research questions and hypotheses
  2. Design appropriate methodologies to answer research questions

PLO2: Communicate effectively.

  1. Communicate effectively in writing.
  2. Communicate effectively by expressing concepts in visual terms.
  3. Communicate effectively through public speaking.

PLO3: Work effectively as team members and leaders of planning teams, and to apply an understanding of interpersonal and group dynamics to assure effective group action.

PLO4: Analyze and synthesize planning knowledge and apply it to address actual planning problems.

PLO5: Develop planning strategies to advance community priorities through collaborative engagement with stakeholders, and do so in a manner that deliberately incorporates multicultural and historical perspectives.