Habits of Mind

  • Curiosity - the desire to know more about the world
  • Openness - the willingness to consider new ways of being and thinking in the world
  • Engagement - a sense of investment and involvement in learning
  • Creativity - the ability to use novel approaches for generating, investigating, and representing ideas
  • Persistence - the ability to sustain interest in and attention to short- and long-term projects
  • Responsibility - the ability to take ownership of one's actions and understand the consequences of those actions for oneself and others
  • Flexibility - the ability to adapt to situations, expectations, or demands
  • Metacognition - the ability to reflect on one's own thinking as well as on the individual and cultural processes to structure knowledge

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Reflect and integrate learning from learning community courses, including development of critical thinking skills, social and/or personal responsibility.
  • Interact with faculty and peers about substantive matters through daily activities and discussions.
  • Demonstrate competence of knowledge related to the learning community discipline(s) in a public forum.
  • Take personal responsibility and become a self-directed college learner.
  • Collaborate effectively as both a leader and follower.

Dyad G Specific Learning Outcomes for Geology & Environmental Science Majors

  • Read and comprehend scientific articles, reports, and books.
  • Understand the role and purpose of different forms of academic literature.
  • Evaluate the scientific accuracy of claims made in literature.
  • Understand scientific methodology.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of concepts through writing.
  • Effectively use library tools to research topics.
  • Develop awareness of one’s present and future role in the geology & environmental science professions.