learning outcomes

Upon graduation, all Colby-Sawyer students will...

1. Learn and use a broad body of knowledge, with depth in their major fields.

As their liberal arts education exposes them to a variety of disciplines, students will acquire breadth and an understanding of how the disciplines interrelate. Through their major, students will gain depth as they integrate the liberal arts and sciences with career preparation.

2. Enrich and deepen their self-knowledge.

Students will explore their private and public selves, integrating their personal, social and academic experiences. By exploring the roles of intellect, emotion, body and spirit, they will strive to lead lives that demonstrate responsibility to themselves, their societies and the Earth.

3. Think creatively and critically.

Students will analyze, evaluate, understand and synthesize new information and will be able to put ideas together in new ways. They will develop the skills to engage in hypothetical reasoning and to use evidence to support and question opinions, ideas and beliefs.

4. Communicate and interact effectively.

Students will articulate and understand their experiences through speaking, reading, writing, listening, movement, and the various modes of artistic appreciation and expression. They will use both new and traditional methods of communication and will demonstrate effective collaboration in their personal, social and professional lives.

5. Act ethically and professionally.

Students will make considered ethical choices in their academic, personal and professional lives, and accept responsibility for those choices. Students will attain the qualities of character required to act on their ethical principles, and behave in a professional manner.

6. Understand and employ multiple perspectives.

Through their understanding of diversity and history, students will develop an active sense of themselves as members of varied local and global communities, and will interact successfully with people whose experiences and world views are different from their own.