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Internationalization Student Learning Outcomes

UMD Rockstar students high-fivingDuring fall semester 2013, the ILT identified student learning outcomes related to internationalization. The internationalization review, a campus forum, and working groups addressing specific aspects of internationalization at UMD will provide a foundation for developing these outcomes. The ILT will then develop a systematic plan to achieve these outcomes.

 

UMD Global Engagement Student Learning Outcomes
April 2014

Knowledge

A globally engaged student graduating from UMD will be able to:

  • Exhibit knowledge of current global issues, processes, trends, and systems.
  • Compare and contrast academic perspectives on global issues, processes, trends, and systems.
  • Interpret interconnections among global issues, processes, trends, and systems.
  • Explain one’s culture in global and comparative context, recognizing that this culture is one of many diverse cultures and that alternate perceptions and behaviors may be based in cultural differences.
  • Demonstrate self-knowledge about global circumstances.

Skills

A globally engaged student graduating from UMD will be able to:

  • Obtain, analyze, and evaluate information relevant to the knowledge identified above.
  • Apply knowledge, diverse cultural frames of reference, and alternate perspectives to think critically and solve problems.
  • Communicate effectively across cultures in written and verbal form in one’s native language and in a language of another culture.
  • Take action to effect change, both individually and with a team.
  • Demonstrate coping and resiliency skills in unfamiliar and challenging situations.

Attitudes

A globally engaged student graduating from UMD will be predisposed to:

  • Understand cultural differences and acknowledge cultural ambiguity.
  • Display curiosity and openness toward new opportunities, ideas, and ways of thinking.
  • Reflect on one’s place in the world and connection with humanity.
  • Engage in an ethical analysis of issues and have empathy for one’s fellow human beings.
  • Contribute to the local, national and global communities in which they live.