Adopted by the Graduate Curriculum Committee Spring 2008.
The Graduate Curriculum Committee officially adopted Graduate Competencies in Spring 2008. Previously, the graduate programs had informally followed the six undergraduate competencies contained in the UAS Academic Catalog. Graduate programs are now implementing these into appropriate course syllabi and subsequent assessments. The Competencies are:
- 1.1 Candidates possess effective professional writing skills appropriate in their fields.
- 1.2 Candidates are effective in presentations and professional discourse.
- 1.3 Candidates use substantial comprehension skills in reading and listening.
- 1.4 Candidates understand the role of technology and effectively use it for professional communication.
- 2.1 Candidates recognize ethical and professional responsibilities.
- 2.2 Candidates can work effectively in various roles with diverse individuals and groups to achieve common goals.
- 2.3 Candidates can assume a leadership role, when necessary.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- 3.1 Candidates identify, analyze and conceptualize problems in their field.
- 3.2 Candidates evaluate and synthesize data, considering multiple perspectives.
- 3.3 Candidates understand the holistic and systemic nature of issues in relation to various environments.
- 3.4 Candidates understand the role of technology in analysis and decision-making.
- 3.5 Candidates exercise judgment in decision-making.