Developed by the college’s faculty, the ILOs are designed to align curriculum with the mission of the college by describing the essential learning that all students will gain as a result of their undergraduate or graduate degree through the Institute.
CONTENT KNOWLEDGE AND APPLICATION
Students will demonstrate proficiency with and extensive knowledge of the tools and language of their chosen disciplines. Students’ work will reflect fluency with broader historical, contemporary, cultural and social contexts. Students will develop professional practices through application of quantitative methods and entrepreneurial skills.
COLLABORATION AND PARTICIPATION
Students will actively draw connections between their own work and that of their peers, within and across disciplinary boundaries, and will be effective leaders and collaborators in individual and group settings. They will also be able to relate their work to broader communities and be advocates for the critical role of the arts in improving society.
COMMUNICATION AND ARTICULATION
Students will demonstrate purposeful integration of multiple modes of expression to create meaning in a variety of contexts. Students will be able to articulate ideas in ways that are compelling, engaging, and relevant to a particular or general audience. Students will demonstrate an awareness of the social context and subjectivity of their own ideas. They will demonstrate social and global awareness by articulating a perspective on power in the world and their own place in the global community.
CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING
Students will be able to assess ideas, synthesize multiple perspectives, and generate innovative questions, interpretations, and/or approaches within a field of inquiry. Students will employ these skills in the delivery and application of critical feedback and in demonstrating the ability to revisit their work accordingly. Students will adopt new perspectives, take risks, and persist when confronting challenges, failures, and successes in their growth.
ETHICAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Students will demonstrate ethical scholarly practice in their creative and academic work. Students’ behavior will reflect a stance of ethical and social responsibility and advocacy for their own physical and emotional health as well as their active participation in community. In addition, students will demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and social literacy in their personal and professional interactions.