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Essential Learning Outcomes: 


  1. Knowledge and Literacies 
  2. Critical and Creative Thinking 
  3. Effective Communication 
  4. Inquiry and Analysis 
  5. Social and Emotional Intelligence  
  6. Intercultural Citizenship and Responsibility 

The six Essential Learning Outcomes (ELO's) above are those skills that the University believes are essential for graduates to be successful in the 21st century and are embedded within the 'Process of Inquiry and Integration.' The Process of Inquiry and Integration is an approach to thinking and problem solving which was introduced in my First Year Experience. I will be provided many opportunities to practice Inquiry and Integration both inside and outside the classroom over the course of my Quinnipiac experience. I need to work with my professors, mentors, advisor and peers to better understand my opportunties and how to develop these skills.  




Vision of a Quinnipiac Educational Experience (QEE): Quinnipiac students collaborate with faculty and staff to chart a journey of inquiry to understand and integrate perspectives around self, individuals, communities, and the world in which we live. Through their journey, students evaluate, reflect on, and question assumptions to develop multi-disciplinary thinking and the ability to create, analyze, and communicate ideas and decisions.




Purpose of a Quinnipiac Educational Experience: Students better understand the world’s complexity, develop frameworks and tools for understanding, and develop the ability to advocate for ideas and decisions for the purpose of acting deliberately and responsibly.




Process of Inquiry and Integration




  • Understand how different kinds of knowledge and perspectives are generated. (Learning Outcomes 1-4):


  1. Describe methodology by which knowledge and perspectives were derived
  2. Identify assumptions around knowledge and biases of perspectives
  3. Explain various interpretations or applications of knowledge and perspectives
  4. Generate appropriate questions to explore knowledge and perspectives


  • Evaluate and integrate knowledge and perspectives critically to develop complex thinking and the ability to analyze, create ideas and make decisions (Learning Outcomes 5-7):


  1. Investigate complex, relevant problems as they relate to the world (national and international)
  2. Create new ideas from existing knowledge and perspectives
  3. Construct multi-disciplinary arguments and multi-perspective arguments that bring understanding to, support, or challenge a position(s) around a complex issue 


  • Communicate effectively and gain support for ideas, positions and decisions (Learning Outcome 8):


  1. Convey multi-disciplinary and multi-perspective arguments to support or challenge ideas, positions and decision


  • Act deliberately and responsibly (Learning Outcomes 9-11):


  1. Consider ethical implications of alternative perspectives
  2. Recognize the influence of culture, social structure, and emotions on decisions and actions
  3. Reflect on and revise ideas, positions, and decisions


DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.