You will develop knowledge and skills related to the Profiles during your classroom experiences through lectures, discussion, projects, papers, and other activities. Your faculty will intentionally incorporate learning opportunities for you that are guided by the Profiles.
The Profiles in the classroom
For faculty and staff
Find curricular examples of the Profiles in action, and learn how faculty and staff can implement the Profiles.
You will encounter the Profiles throughout your classes, whether in your first-year seminar, general education courses, or courses throughout your major. Faculty might provide learning opportunities that allow you to practice your communication or problem-solving ability. You might find yourself in partnership with a local organization to collaborate or innovate in ways that make a difference to the community. You could be asked to reflect on your growth in the Profiles or even develop an ePortfolio that demonstrates your learning of the Profiles. There are many places you will come across the Profiles in your classes: syllabi, assignments, reflections, online, and face-to-face discussions.
Pursuing and completing several engaged learning opportunities is a great way to grow your Profiles—to be an effective communicator, an imaginative and creative innovator, a sound problem solver, and a civic-minded and civically engaged community contributor. Engaged learning is everywhere—internships, undergraduate research, service learning, learning communities, and study abroad and global learning. All of these experiences will help you to become an active learner and communicator, applying and linking what you learn in the classroom to innovate solutions to real-world problems and issues within your local and global community.
First-year experiences support your transition to college and help you begin to explore various learning opportunities.
General education courses
General education courses provide early foundational experiences that will be built upon by your disciplinary learning experiences.
Your capstone course will will help you integrate your coursework and engaged learning experiences into a meaningful whole and prepare for the application of your learning.