Graduate Student Learning Goals

Students graduating from College of Saint Mary graduate programs will:

  1.  Prepare to be effective professionals and leaders
    1.  Set goals for future work that result from self-appraisal and reflection
    2. Articulate skills and knowledge and represent themselves to external audiences
    3. Work toward goals independently and in collaboration with others
    4. Use technology to create, communicate and synthesize ideas
    5. Use data and logic to guide effective decision-making
    6.  Establish priorities and allocate resources
  2. Demonstrate effective team skills
    1. Promote engagement in thoughtful, respectful discourse
    2. Engage in inclusivity 
  3. Demonstrate personal, ethical, and social responsibility, including intercultural and global understanding
    1. Articulate what is entailed in becoming a self-directed ethical decision maker and living a life of personal and professional integrity
    2. Evaluate ethical issues from multiple perspectives and use those considerations to chart coherent and justifiable courses of action
    3. Benefit their communities through socially responsible engagement and leadership
    4. Demonstrate respect for and learning from the perspectives of others different from themselves
    5. Demonstrate knowledge of global interconnectedness and interdependencies
  4. Demonstrate integration of learning
    1. Demonstrate mastery of content in their field of study
    2. Relate learning to multiple fields and realms of experience
    3. Make connections among ideas and experiences in order to synthesize and transfer learning to daily practice
    4. Evaluate information and construct arguments analytically and strategically
    5. Design, develop and execute a significant scholarly project


Quantitative Reasoning Definition

Graduates of CSM will be proficient in quantitative reasoning skills. These skills consist of: understanding, analyzing, and drawing reasoned conclusions about data; using mathematical and scientific logic to evaluate new information; and constructing arguments, finding solutions, and communicating those solutions across a variety of disciplines and contexts.