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Student learning and development outcomes

From the 2011 Parent Orientation Newsletter

The University of Minnesota student learning and development outcomes are a framework for undergraduate education on the Twin Cities campus. A partial list follows. For the complete list, see Student Development Outcomes.

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

  • Can locate and critically evaluate information.
  • Have mastered a body of knowledge and a mode of inquiry.
  • Can communicate effectively. Development outcomes As they progress toward their degree, students will develop and demonstrate:
  • Responsibility and accountability by making appropriate decisions on behavior and accepting the consequences of their actions.
  • Resilience by recovering and learning from setbacks or disappointments.
  • Appreciation of differences by recognizing the value of interacting with individuals with backgrounds and perspectives different from their own.