University Wide Assessment
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.
State policies matter to assessing student learning in higher education (9/27/10)
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."