Design Your Shared Competencies Path

The Shared Competencies are six university-wide learning goals that enhance your Syracuse University experience. Taking classes, attending events, and working in campus jobs and internships tagged with the competencies will help you develop the knowledge and skills employers and graduate schools value! Watch the videos below to learn how to use tags in different systems to design your own path around the skills you want or need to develop.

  1. Ethics, Integrity, and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  2. Critical and Creative Thinking
  3. Scientific Inquiry and Research Skills
  4. Civic and Global Responsibility
  5. Communication Skills
  6. Information Literacy and Technological Agility

Course Tags

Undergraduate courses are tagged with up to three competency tags to highlight the knowledge and skills students can expect to gain. Course tags are searchable in class search, schedule builder, and appear in the course catalog. Watch the video to learn more!

RSO Event Tags

On ‘Cuse Activities, leaders of Registered Student Organizations can tag events based on which of the six competencies attendees will gain from the event. By tagging an event you are highlighting the transferable skills students will learn at the event.

When searching for events to attend, you can now filter through events based on the six Shared Competencies. Watch the video to learn more!

On-Campus Job Tags

On Handshake, students can see which Shared Competencies they can expect to gain through on-campus jobs. The skills you build during your time as a student employee transfer to jobs after graduation! Watch the video to learn more!

Design Your Path Today!