NWU Common Institutional Learning Outcomes
Thinking and Reasoning
Graduates of NWU will use critical and creative thinking and quantitative and qualitative reasoning to address complex challenges and everyday problems.
Graduates of NWU will use oral, written, and artistic means of expression to communicate ideas and perspectives clearly while listening openly and learning from others.
Graduates of NWU will demonstrate knowledge of cultural diversity and of inequalities built into social systems in order to promote inclusivity, equity, and social justice in our communities.
Graduates of NWU will learn from one another’s strengths and challenges to collaborate and contribute toward a common purpose as both members and leaders of diverse groups.
Personal And Social Responsibility
Graduates of NWU will exhibit responsible, ethical, and meaningful civic engagement.
Integration And Specialization
Graduates of NWU will demonstrate specialized expertise and integration of ideas, methods, theory, and practice.
NWU graduate students will demonstrate appropriate mastery of knowledge in the degree field.
NWU graduate students will demonstrate the appropriate disciplinary skills in the field by integrating knowledge with practice.
Critical Inquiry and Reflective Practice
NWU graduate students will demonstrate critical inquiry and/or reflective practice at an advanced level.
Ethical and Professional Conduct
NWU graduate students will demonstrate ethical and responsible professional conduct in their discipline.