1. Communication: Listen and effectively communicate ideas through written, spoken, and visual means.
2. Critical Thinking: Think critically via classifying, analyzing, comparing, contrasting, hypothesizing, synthesizing, extrapolating and evaluating ideas.
3. Information Literacy/Research: Apply information literacy and research skills to assist students’ systematic process of critical thought, articulating the problem, gathering information from multiple sources and venues, evaluating the accuracy/thoroughness/timeliness of the collected data, and determining when/if the problem has been satisfactorily resolved.
4. Self and Others: Compare and contrast self and others and explain their interdependence in terms of historical, social, political, economic, psychological, health, and ethical factors.
5. Citizenship/Service: Demonstrate good citizenship and service to one’s community. Students also benefit when they engage in free intellectual inquiry seeking truth, understanding and appreciating self as well as a readiness to learn from and about different cultural and/or linguistic perspectives.
6. Quantification: Apply and evaluate quantitative reasoning through the disciplines of mathematics, computational science, laboratory science, science, selected social sciences and other likeminded approaches that require precision of thought.
7. Visual/Musical Literacy: Demonstrate an understanding of visual and/or musical literacy through a formal, contextual, or expressive analysis of the arts.
8. Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills by adhering to the principles of freedom, justice, equality, fairness, tolerance, open dialogue, and concern for the common good.