Learning Outcomes

University Goals Power Lifelong Learning

The student learning experience at SJSU is centered on helping students achieve lifelong learning goals. These goals represent the skills and knowledge that power lifelong learning and career success. 

Social and Global Responsibilities

An ability to consider the purpose and function of one’s degree program training within various local and/or global social contexts and to act intentionally, conscientiously, and ethically with attention to diversity and inclusion.

Specialized Knowledge.

Depth of knowledge required for a degree, as appropriate to the discipline.

Intellectual Skills

  • Fluency with specific theories, assumptions, foundational knowledge, analytical and interpretive protocols, tools, and technologies appropriate to the discipline or field of study.
  • Skills necessary for mastery of a discipline at a level appropriate to the degree and leading to lifelong learning, including critical and creative thinking and practice, effective communication, thorough and ethical information gathering and processing, competence with quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies, and productive engagement in collaborative activities.
  • For undergraduate students in a baccalaureate program: an understanding of critical components of broad academic areas, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, quantitative reasoning, and sciences. 

Integrative Knowledge and Skills

  • Mastery in each step of an investigative, creative, or practical project (e.g., brainstorming, planning, formulating hypotheses or complex questions, designing, creating, completing, and communicating) with integration within and/or across disciplines.
  • An ability to articulate the potential impacts of results or findings from a particular work or field in a societal context.

Applied Knowledge

An ability to apply theory, practice, and problem solving to new materials, settings, and problems. 

Women's Resource Centers

  • Create a community for people to feel physically and emotionally safe, yet challenged to learn more about themselves and others. (Broad integrative Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Social and Global Responsibilities)
  • Provides spaces for learning about the struggles of the communities they represent in the classroom and outside of the classroom. (Broad integrative Knowledge, Applied Knowledge, Social and Global Responsibilities)
  • Develops the leadership skills of students by providing mentorship and opportunities to practice their skills. (Broad integrative Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge Social and Global Responsibilities)
  • Has a Social and Global Responsibilities to understand how history impacts our social movements today.