Student Learning and Development Outcomes

Student learning outcomes

Link to PDF about Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

At the time of receiving a bachelor’s degree, students:

  • Can identify, define, and solve problems
  • Can locate and critically evaluate information
  • Have mastered a body of knowledge and a mode of inquiry
  • Understand diverse philosophies and cultures within and across societies
  • Can communicate effectively
  • Understand the role of creativity, innovation, discovery, and expression across disciplines
  • Have acquired skills for effective citizenship and life-long learning.

Student development outcomes

Link to OSA's Development Outcomes

University of Minnesota undergraduates will demonstrate:

  • Responsibility and Accountability by making appropriate decisions on behavior and accepting the consequences of their actions.
  • Independence and Interdependence by knowing when to collaborate or seek help and when to act on their own
  • Goal Orientation by managing their energy and attention to achieve specific outcomes
  • Self-Awareness by knowing their personal strengths and talents and acknowledging their shortcomings
  • Resilience by recovering and learning from setbacks or disappointments
  • Appreciation of Differences by recognizing the value of interacting with individuals with backgrounds and/or perspectives different from their own
  • Tolerance of Ambiguity by demonstrating the ability to perform in complicated environments where clear cut answers or standard operating procedures are absent