Academic Administration

UMD Student Learning Outcomes

Student learning coals and outcomes were approved by the Educational Policy Committee on September 30, 2009, and will be presented to Campus Assembly in November. 

Mission (excerpt from UMD mission statement)

At UMD, a firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, outreach offerings, and selected professional and graduate studies. Active learning through internships, honors programs, research, and community service promotes the development of skills, critical thinking, and maturity sought by society.


Student Learning Goals

UMD promotes six major student learning goals at the undergraduate level:

Student Learning Outcomes

UMD undergraduate graduates will be able to …

Students will receive instruction and practice in these goal areas through the liberal education core, academic majors and minors, and student development programs.  Collectively, these academic and student development programs provide opportunities for students to attain UMD’s learning outcomes.

Program Learning Outcomes

Individual academic and student life programs have specific measurable learning outcomes that align with and contribute to campus learning goals.  Program outcomes state what students will know or be able to do as a result of participation in the program. 

Learning Outcomes Domains - This document summarizes the review of literature and best practices that informed the development of campus learning outcomes. 


Mission --> Goals --> Campus Outcomes --> Program Outcomes - this document is designed to assist faculty in staff to make connections between campus outcomes and program outcomes.