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MOTION TO APPROVE MANOA INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Issue #25
Approved by the Manoa Faculty Senate on May 2, 2012
61 in support ; 4 against


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MOTION TO APPROVE MANOA INSTITUTIONAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Institutional Learning Objectives (ILOs) encompass the UH Mānoa undergraduate experience as a whole—academic and co-curricular. It is through the combined efforts of faculty, students, staff, and administrators that students achieve the ILOs.

1. Know -- Breadth and Depth of Knowledge

Students develop their understanding of the world with emphasis on Hawai'i, Asia, and the Pacific by integrating:

 

1a. General education

  • Arts and humanities
  • Biological sciences
  • Languages
  • Physical sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Technology

i.e., Foundations, Diversification, Focus, and Hawaiian/Second Language

1b. Specialized study in an academic field

i.e., the major

1c. Understand Hawaiian culture and history

i.e., course work and co-curricular experiences related to Hawaiian culture and history

 


2. Do -- Intellectual and Practical Skills

Students improve their abilities to:

May include:

2a. Think critically and creatively

  • solving challenging and complex problems
  • applying questioning and reasoning
  • generating and exploring new questions
  • being information literate—knowledge, procedures, processes, or products to discern bias and arrive at reasoned conclusions
  • negotiating the terrain of the technological world
  • reasoning with numbers and other mathematical concepts (numeracy)
  • developing financial literacy

2b. Conduct research

  • conceptualizing problems and asking research questions
  • analyzing research data
  • applying research designs
  • engaging in self-directed inquiry
  • using library and information systems

2c. Communicate and report

  • written and oral communication
  • working cooperatively and collaboratively
  • technology/computer-based communication
  • non-verbal communication
  • listening

 

3. Value -- Personal and Social Responsibility

Students demonstrate excellence, integrity, and engagement through:

May include:

3a. Continuous learning and personal growth

  • life-long learning
  • self-assessment/reflection/discipline
  • ethical behaviors and judgments
  • intellectual curiosity
  • habits of scholarly inquiry
  • personal health

3b. Respect for people and cultures, in particular Hawaiian culture

  • respect for differences in cultural and personal identity
  • social justice
  • cultural awareness
  • international engagement
  • culture/language immersion

3c. Stewardship of the natural environment

  • respect for natural resources
  • sustainability

3d. Civic participation in their communities

  • campus organizations
  • community service
  • service learning
  • civic engagement/citizenship