The ability to articulate learning outcomes across a system is a powerful asset in an era of swirling, mobile students. While respecting the individual missions of each UW System institution and the goals of their respective bachelor degree programs, the UW System has developed a framework to communicate broadly the meaning and value of a college education.
These Shared Learning Goals represent the UW System’s commitment to prepare students to be competent citizens in the 21st century, knowledge-based, global society. They will be useful when campus members speak to various audiences about the value and purpose of the undergraduate degree, particularly those outside the university community. Within the university, the Shared Learning Goals may be useful for faculty, academic leaders, and staff in their ongoing work to guide liberal education initiatives, design coursework distinctive to each institution, and support professional development for faculty and instructional staff.Tags: SLOs, state systems