Goals — General Education

Overall Approach to General Education Learning Outcomes

The university’s approach to general education reflects a commitment to the transformative power of learning. Grounded in the university’s core values of integrity, citizenship, continuous learning, and excellence, the General Education program and Aurora University’s degree programs seek to develop and graduate responsible citizens who discover and reflect, communicate effectively, and think critically.

Learning Outcomes in the First-Year (assessed within IDS1610) 

Responsible Citizenship. Students will determine what is their responsibility to themselves and others and demonstrate an awareness of multiple perspectives and communities.

Discovery and Reflection. Students will demonstrate how reflection on their values and identity has affected how they view their sense of purpose.

Effective Communication. Students will communicate clearly and develop well-supported arguments within their writing.

Critical Thinking. Students will demonstrate critical thinking through skills of inquiry, interpretation, synthesis, and application.

 
Learning Outcomes in the Second-Year
(assessed within IDS2020, IDS2030 or IDS2040)

Responsible Citizenship.
Students will determine what is their responsibility to themselves and others and demonstrate an awareness of global perspectives.

Discovery and Reflection. Students will demonstrate how discovery and reflection in regard to the world have affected how they view their sense of purpose.

Effective Communication. Students will communicate clearly and offer well-supported arguments within their writing and speaking.

Critical Thinking. Students will demonstrate skills of analysis, problem solving, and application.