Proposed Revisions to the Principles of Undergraduate Learning Academic Affairs Committee

 

NOTE: This draft represents proposed revisions to the principles, themselves. Proposed introductory language and language relating to implementation or reporting will be discussed by the IFC as a separate issue.

 

First Reading 11-1-05 IUPUI Faculty Council

New or revised text: underlined

 
Second Reading 12-6-05 IUPUI Faculty Council

Original IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning

Proposed Revisions to the Principles of Undergraduate Learning - Approved by Academic Affairs Committee

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF THE IUPUI FACULTY COUNCIL:

IUPUI PRINCIPLES OF UNDERGRADUATE LEARNING: May 7, 1998 (Approved FC980507)

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF THE IUPUI FACULTY COUNCIL:

IUPUI PRINCIPLES OF UNDERGRADUATE LEARNING: May 7, 1998 (Approved FC980507); Revised December 6, 2005

 

 

Core Communication and Quantitative Skills

[Definition:] The ability of students to write, read, speak and listen, perform quantitative analysis, and use information resources and technology--the foundation skills necessary for all IUPUI students to succeed.

[Outcomes:] This set of skills is demonstrated, respectively, by the ability (a) to express ideas and facts to others effectively in a variety of written formats, (b) to comprehend, interpret, and analyze texts, (c) to communicate orally in one-on-one and group settings, (d) to solve problems that are quantitative in nature, and (e) to make efficient use of information resources and technology for personal and professional needs.

 

 

Core Communication and Quantitative Skills

[Definition:] The ability of students to express and interpret information, perform quantitative analysis, and use resources and technology--the foundational skills necessary for all IUPUI students to succeed.

[Outcomes:] Core communication and quantitative skills are demonstrated, respectively, by the ability to

a.   express ideas and facts to others effectively in a variety of formats, particularly written, oral, visual formats;

b.   comprehend, interpret, and analyze ideas and facts;

c.   communicate effectively in a range of settings;

d.   identify and propose solutions for problems using quantitative tools and reasoning;

e.   make effective use of information resources and technology.

 

 

Critical Thinking

[Definition:] The ability of students to analyze carefully and logically information and ideas from multiple perspectives.

[Outcomes:] This skill is demonstrated by the ability of students (a) to analyze complex issues and make informed decisions, (b) to synthesize information in order to arrive at reasoned conclusions, (c) to evaluate the logic, validity, and relevance of data, (d) to solve challenging problems, and (e) to use knowledge and understanding in order to generate and explore new questions.

 

 

 

 

 

Critical Thinking

[Definition:] The ability of students to use a wide range of cognitive skills to reach informed decisions.

[Outcomes:] Critical thinking is demonstrated by the ability to

a.    use acquired knowledge to understand new concepts;

b.    apply knowledge to practical situations and make informed decisions;

c.    analyze complex concepts logically and from multiple perspectives;

d.     synthesize information and arrive at reasoned conclusions;

e.     evaluate the logic, validity, and relevance of data and conclusions.

 

 

Integration and Application of Knowledge

[Definition:] The ability of students to use information and concepts from studies in multiple disciplines in their intellectual, professional, and community lives.

[Outcomes:] This skill is demonstrated by the ability of students to apply knowledge (a) to enhance their personal lives, (b) to meet professional standards and competencies, and (c) to further the goals of society.

 

 

Integration and Application of Knowledge

[Definition:] The ability of students to use information and concepts from studies in multiple disciplines in their intellectual, professional, and community lives.

[Outcomes:] Integration and application of knowledge are demonstrated by the ability to

a.     enhance their personal lives;

b.     meet professional standards and competencies;

c.     further the goals of society; and

d.   work across traditional course and disciplinary boundaries.

 

 

 

Intellectual Depth, Breadth, and Adaptiveness

[Definition:] The ability of students to examine and organize disciplinary ways of knowing and to apply them to specific issues and problems.

[Outcomes:] (a) Intellectual depth describes the demonstration of substantial knowledge and understanding of at least one field of study; (b) intellectual breadth is demonstrated by the ability to compare and contrast approaches to knowledge in different disciplines; (c) adaptiveness is demonstrated by the ability to modify one's approach to an issue or problem based on the contexts and requirements of particular situations.

 

Intellectual Depth, Breadth, and Adaptiveness

[Definition:] The ability of students to examine and organize disciplinary ways of knowing and to apply them to specific issues and problems.

[Outcomes:] Intellectual depth, breadth, and adaptiveness are demonstrated by the ability to

a.   show substantial knowledge and understanding of at least one field of study;

b.    compare and contrast approaches to knowledge in different disciplines;

c.     modify one's approach to an issue or problem based on the contexts and requirements of particular situations.

 

 

 

Understanding Society and Culture

[Definition:] The ability of students to recognize their own cultural traditions and to understand and appreciate the diversity of the human experience, both within the United States and internationally.

[Outcomes:] This skill is demonstrated by the ability (a) to compare and contrast the range of diversity and universality in human history, societies, and ways of life; (b) to analyze and understand the interconnectedness of global and local concerns; and (c) to operate with civility in a complex social world.

 

Understanding the Diversity of Societies and Cultures

[Definition:] The ability of students to recognize their own cultural traditions and to understand and appreciate the diversity of the human experience.

[Outcomes:] Understanding the diversity of societies and cultures is demonstrated by the ability to

a.     compare and contrast the range of diversity and universality in human history, societies, and ways of life;

b.     analyze and understand the interconnectedness of global and local communities; and

c.     operate with civility.

 

 

 

Values and Ethics

[Definition:] The ability of students to make judgments with respect to individual conduct, citizenship, and aesthetics.

[Outcomes:] A sense of values and ethics is demonstrated by the ability of students (a) to make informed and principled choices regarding conflicting situations in their personal and public lives and to foresee the consequences of these choices; and (b) to recognize the importance of aesthetics in their personal lives and to society.

 

Values and Ethics

[Definition:] The ability of students to make sound decisions with respect to individual conduct, citizenship, and aesthetics.

[Outcomes:] A sense of values and ethics is demonstrated by the ability to

a.   make informed and principled choices and to foresee consequences of these choices;

b.   explore and understand the nature and appreciation of beauty and art (aesthetics)

c. understand ethical principles within diverse cultural, social, environmental and personal settings;

 

 

BJ 10-30-05 11-05-05