Institute Mission-Based Learning Outcomes

The successful graduate of IST will demonstrate the following attributes:

Effective Connector to the Digital World

  • Undergraduate Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will be able to identify the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of learning in an online environment.
    • Students will be able to identify, reflect, and respect the range of worldwide ethical perspectives and their impact of actions on others.
  • Graduate Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will be able to synthesize and apply impactful strategies through understandings of complex cases in current society as it relates to scientific discovery and learning in our Digital World.

Creative and Innovative Communicator

  • Undergraduate Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will be able to use reading, writing, listening, and speaking as communication tools to effectively express and communicate ideas.
    • Students will implement effective communication to speak, show, demonstrate, exhibit, or perform using a variety of media to convey complex solutions implementing change.
    • Students will be able to present multifaceted content that customizes the message for intended audiences.
  • Graduate Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will be able to effectively construct and communicate key concepts and ideas in verbal, non-verbal, and written forms to influence diverse audiences and decision makers in their field of study.

Critical Thinker for Knowledge Construction

  • Undergraduate Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will demonstrate reliable and valid data research strategies for intellectual or creative pursuits.
    • Students will find ways to express originality, imagination, and innovation working with complex and ambiguous situations to transform their learning.
    • Students will make decisions based upon understanding of scientific concepts and processes using observation and experimentation using appropriate technology and scientific reasoning.
  • Graduate Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will produce quantitative and/or qualitative research at the theoretical, strategic, and/or operational levels as a method to solve complex problems.
    • Students will critically analyze and construct divergent thinking to draw conclusions and generate plans for solving complex problems.
    • Students will be able to construct new science related to learning theory as they express originality, imagination, and innovation working with complex and ambiguous situations to transform their learning.

Technological and Research Proficiency

  • Undergraduate Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will access and use online and written information safely, ethically, and legally.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to find, organize, understand, critically examine, and use information from various sources using a variety of technologies.
    • Students will identify the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of living, learning, and working in an interconnected digital world.
  • Graduate Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will be able to effectively apply policies, reforms, and ethics through integrating information literacy competencies.

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