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.