ERIC Number: ED468623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Goals for Liberal Learning and College-Level Learning as Stated by a Selection of Higher Education Associations, Disciplinary Associations, Accrediting Agencies, Students, and Colleges/Universities. Briefing Papers.
Leskes, Andrea; Miller, Ross
This briefing paper offers a selection of existing statements about the aims of an undergraduate education. It is neither a complete survey nor necessarily representative of all institutions. These examples provide some of the best and most clearly articulated statements of goals for student learning. The emphasis of this collection is on learning goals rather than curricular design, focusing on the "what" of learning rather than the "how." Sixteen statements, 12 from individual campuses and 4 from other sources, are included in the briefing paper. They tend to focus on communication, critical thinking and problem solving, ethical issues, quantitative reasoning, and other values-related concepts. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Colleges, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Learning, Mission Statements, Professional Associations, Values
For full text: http://www.aacu-edu.org/gex/briefingpapers/goals.cfm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Prepared for the Association of American Colleges and Universities Greater Expectations National Panel.