The learning principles and student learning goals, which follow, represent the concepts embedded in the Mission Statement and the Attributes Document accepted by the faculty. These principles and goals will help guide the development of the General Education program at Salisbury University.
The General Education program is designed to foster the personal, intellectual and social development of the Salisbury University student and is based on the following set of principles.
The liberally educated person:
• communicates effectively in diverse situations,
• uses multiple strategies, resources and technologies for inquiry and problem solving,
• demonstrates qualities related to personal, social and professional integrity,
• integrates knowledge from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences to broaden perspectives,
• reasons quantitatively and qualitatively,
• demonstrates global awareness in order to function responsibly in an interdependent world.
These principles are expressed by the following set of student learning goals.
Acquire the personal and intellectual skills necessary for productive membership in contemporary society.
1.1. Critical Thinking
1.2. Command of Language
1.3. Quantitative Literacy
1.4. Information Literacy
1.4a. Use of libraries
1.4b. Use of computer applications and emerging technologies
1.5. Interpersonal Communication
Possess knowledge and understanding commensurate with that of a well educated person.
2.1. Breadth of Knowledge:
2.1a. Visual & Performing Arts
2.1d. Contemporary Global Issues
2.1e. Second Language or Culture
2.1g. Social and Behavioral Sciences
2.1h. Biological and Physical Sciences
2.2. Interdependence among Disciplines
Examine qualities that contribute to personal well-being and social and professional integrity.
3.1. Social responsibility
3.2. Humane values
3.3. Intellectual Curiosity
3.4. Aesthetic Values
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