University of Rhode Island Student Learning Outcomes
The University of Rhode Island expects that every academic program, as a consequence of the interaction between general education and a major, will lead the student to:
- think critically in order to solve problems and question the nature and sources of authority;
- use the methods and materials characteristic of each of the knowledge areas while understanding their interconnectedness;
- commit to intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning;
- maintain an openness to new ideas while utilizing the social skills necessary for both teamwork and leadership; and
- think independently, be self-directed, and take initiative based on informed choices.
Connecting State Policies on Assessment with Institutional Assessment Activity, a new national report has identified Rhode Island, in addition to seven other states, as being “unusually active with respect to student outcomes assessment.”