Academic Resources

MWSU students will be able to demonstrate:

1. Intellectual Skills:

    1. Analyze data and draw conclusions to make evidence-based decisions;
    2. Identify issues and use information and reasoning to make problem solving decisions;
    3. Analyze, evaluate, and create arguments and explanations;
    4. Evaluate and synthesize information using appropriate technology;
    5. Set goals, plan, and manage time;
    6. Formulate a position or argument about an ethical issue from multiple perspectives;
  1. 2. Applied Learning:

Use skills and discipline-specific knowledge in applied learning and/or hands-on settings to support career and vocational readiness in and/or outside of the classroom.

3. Career Preparedness:

    1. Employ collaboration with others to achieve positive outcomes;
    2. Create healthy and mutually-beneficial relationships with others;
    3. Develop an integrated sense of personal identity and a positive sense of self;
    4. Demonstrate effective work habits such as working independently, identifying appropriate resources; taking initiative; managing deadlines, self-assessing, and seeking help when needed;
    5. Apply skills to guide and assist a group, organization, or community in meeting its goals;
    6. Use technologies to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals;

4. Civic and Global Engagement:

    1. Appraise civic, social, environmental, and/or economic challenges at local, national, and/or global levels and formulate informed, responsible, and ethical decisions;
    2. Synthesize ideas and arguments from different perspectives (e.g., cultural, technological, political);

5. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

    1. Employ openness and empathy for others’ cultural perspectives;
    2. Recognize one’s own cultural biases; 
    3. Interact respectfully with those who are different from one’s self; 
    4. Explain diversity as a source of creativity and innovation;
    5. Recognize viewpoints that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion;  

6. Communication:

    1. Perform effective written, oral, and non-verbal forms of expression across a variety of mediums appropriate to the purpose, audience, and situation;
    2. Examine information, ideas, facts, and perspectives respectfully with persons of varying perspectives;

7. Discipline-Specific Knowledge:

Evaluate the major theories, methods, approaches, and schools of practice within a chosen field of study in and/or outside of the classroom.