Syracuse University is a pre-eminent and inclusive student-focused research university, preparing engaged citizens, scholars, and leaders for participation in a changing global society. Syracuse University prepares undergraduate students for professional and personal success through six university-wide learning goals which were selected through a multi-year, university-wide, collaborative initiative that adhered to the principles of shared governance. The university-wide learning goals reflect what all students should know, do, and value as graduates of our institution.
- Provide pathways for students to connect their major field of study, liberal art requirements, co-curricular learning experiences, and campus job experiences.
- Enable academic programs to integrate the institutional learning goals into the curriculum.
- Enable staff to integrate the university-wide learning goals into experiential learning curricula and campus jobs.
- Study equity in the student learning experience.
- Meet Syracuse University’s regional accreditation requirements (Middles States Commission on Higher Education).
- Emphasis on student, faculty, and staff development
- Shared institutional governance
Guiding Resources and Literature:
- The Competencies Students Need for Workforce Success
- The Connection Between the Shared Competencies and ‘Cuse Works
- High Impact Practices
- National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) Assignment Library
- National Institute of Learning Outcomes Equity (NILOA) in Assessment
- New Report on Employer Views of Higher Education
- Signature Assignments
- Syracuse University’s Research Guide on High Impact Practices
- Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education