• Learning Outcomes by Program

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. These are the learning outcomes a student can expect to become proficient in at the end of their time in their programs here at Hamline.

    CLA/School of Education Programs

     

    School of Business
    BA in Economics
    BBA
    DPA
    MBA
    MNM
    MPA

    University Wide
    Academic Success
    Bush Library
    Financial Aid
    Graduate Admission
    Hedgeman Center
    Honors
    Multicultural & Diversity Initiatives
    Registration & Records
    Student Affairs

    CLA/School of Education Programs

    Administrative Licensure

    • Prospective school and district leaders will engage in reflective inquiry to assist in planning and taking action within learning organizations. They will be able to apply reflective inquiry and incorporate consideration of relevant laws, policies, and data essential to make informed, shared decisions resulting in changes that benefit students, staff, and the broader community.
    • Prospective school and district leaders will gain self-awareness of their level of cultural competence and promote equity through effective interactions and experiences within educational settings. They will develop a readiness for diversity leadership creating and monitoring a positive environment for teaching and learning, and demonstrating the ability to adapt education programs to the needs of diverse constituencies.
    • Prospective school and district leaders will develop the competence to build and sustain communities of teachers and learners, through shared leadership practices. They will employ these leadership skills to create and articulate a vision, strategic plans and goals; assess and improve organizational cultures and climate; and facilitate and motivate others.
    • Prospective school and district leaders will be prepared to make learning an integral part of their organizations through collaborative opportunities that address the needs of all learners. They will understand and be ready to implement strategies so learning will become the focus of community members who share their expertise and co-construct new insights and knowledge.

    Students will also be able to meet these university-wide outcomes:

    • Apply theories and methods of a field of expertise
    • Communicate effectively in writing and speaking
    • Serve, collaborate, and lead in a community
    • Solve problems in an innovative, integrative, analytical, and ethical way
    • Use information and technology competently and responsibly
    • Work and create understanding across cultural differences locally, nationally, and internationally.

    Anthropology

    • Students will articulate the ways that anthropologists in different subfields of anthropology study human beings and human variation as socioculturally, biologically, linguistically, and historically situated in different contexts.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of key theoretical perspectives and concepts in anthropology.
    • Students will design and execute an anthropologically-oriented research project.
    • Students will demonstrate and understanding of ethical and professional responsibilities to address questions of concern to humanity.
    • Students will articulate how anthropological approaches can assist them in their careers.

    Students will also be able to:

    • Apply theories and methods of a field of expertise
    • Communicate effectively in writing and speaking
    • Engage independently and reflectively in lifelong learning
    • Serve, collaborate, and lead in a community
    • Solve problems in an innovative, integrative, analytical, and ethical way
    • Use information and technology competently and responsibly
    • Work and create understanding across cultural differences locally, nationally, and internationally.

    Art History

    • Students will be able to identify works of art using formalistic concepts.
    • Students will be able to analyze works of art within historical context.
    • Students will be able to conduct and produce independent research in written form.

    Athletics

    • Student-athletes will be able to demonstrate healthy habits that contribute to performance and overall well-being.
    • Student-athletes will be able to work collectively with others as a part of a team and larger community
    • Student-athletes will demonstrate academic success and persistence to graduation.

    Student-athletes will also be able to:

    • Engage independently and reflectively in lifelong learning
    • Serve, collaborate, and lead in a community

    BFA

    • The student will demonstrate an advanced understanding of the forms and elements of the craft used by published writers of his/her selected genre - fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction - and be able to apply these forms and elements to his/her writing.
    • The student will demonstrate an advanced ability to provide constructive oral and written feedback on the work of his/her peers.
    • The student will demonstrate an advanced ability to develop an individual writing process that includes generation and revision of creative work that has benefited from instructor and/or workshop feedback.
    • The student will demonstrate an awareness of the diverse social contexts in which writers write and readers read, including the role of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, dis/ability, class, etc.
    • The student will demonstrate the use of digital technologies applicable to literary and related professions.

    Students will also be able to:

    • Apply theories and methods of a field of expertise

    Biochemistry

    • Students will apply fundamental principles and approaches in biochemistry.
    • Students will use current scientific literature to formulate hypotheses and develop plans to safely execute and interpret biochemical experiments using modern research methods and instrumentation.
    • Students will communicate scientific ideas and experimental results (orally and in writing) using technical terms and discipline specific vocabulary
    • Students will work effectively in scientific teams

    Biology

    • Students will apply fundamental principles and approaches in the areas of cellular, organismal and population biology.
    • Students will effectively communicate experimental results and scientific ideas in oral and written formats.
    • Students will develop and test hypotheses using appropriate research methods.
    • Students will analyze research in the context of published literature.
    • Students will work effectively in a scientific team.

    Chemistry

    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental and evolving chemical properties and processes, and apply theories and principles from the field of chemistry.
    • Students will plan and safely execute experiments using the literature, modern techniques and instrumentation and interpret the results.
    • Students will solve problems collaboratively, write effective scientific reports and present effective scientific talks.
    • Students will understand the evolving political, economic, and sociological aspects of chemical problems and solutions, and explain the benefits and problems of modern chemistry for society.

    Communication Studies

    • Students will be able to effectively analyze and criticize communication processes in various contexts.
    • Students will be able to model communication competence in various contexts.
    • Students will be able to effectively formulate questions about communication and devise appropriate ways to answer those questions.
    • Students will be able to recognize what is necessary to work as a productive member of a project oriented group.
    • Students will be able to effectively analyze the interaction between diversity and communication.
    • Students will be able to exhibit the ability to effectively use technology to disseminate messages, do research and analyze communication phenomena.

    Computer Science

    • Students will be able to design formal strategies, i.e. algorithms, for the solution of problems.
    • Students will be able to write programs which implement both algorithms which have been given to them and algorithms which they develop on their own.
    • Students will be able to understand various computer technologies and be able to decide which technology is best for solving specific problems
    • Students will understand the great benefits and the limitations of using technology to solve problems
    • Students will understand when a problem can be analyzed and solved via the use of technology.
    • Students be able to discern when it is better to solve a problem via traditional means, when to use a massive use of technology and when a combination of the two is most appropriate

    Conflict Studies

    • Students will analyze specific cases of conflict using multiple disciplinary frameworks
    • Students will generate and evaluate multiple responses to cases of conflict
    • Students will integrate concerns for justice and concerns for peace in conflict responses generated

    Criminal Justice/Forensic Science

    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the American Criminal Justice System.
    • Students will analyze, interpret, and use criminal justice and/or forensic science data.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of key theoretical perspectives and concepts in the fields.
    • Students will demonstrate the qualities of a responsible practitioner.
    • Students will demonstrate critical thinking in the field.

     Digital Media Arts

    • Exhibit the ability to work productively on project oriented teams to produce high quality design work that meets client specifications. Show leadership skills in getting work exhibited-creating opportunities to show work.
    • Develop a digital media art work that articulates a clear and compelling central concept through a development process that incorporates research, prototypes, feedback, iteration
    • Understand how digital media art works can be used to create a dialog across difference"
    • Demonstrate advanced technical skills in one or more forms of digital media using a range of industry-standard tools, while thinking critically about digital media and using digital technology responsibly.
    • Demonstrate ability to communicate ideas through critique, project proposals. Understand the communicative power of art and design to express ideas in manners beyond written or spoken.
    • Demonstrate the ability to apply core formal principles (visual, aural, spatial, temporal, interactive) of a specific digital medium in the design and creation and exhibition of a digital media product. Perform critical analysis of digital media works as art/design using relevant theories and historical contexts.
    • Demonstrate ability to research, adopt and adapt to emerging technologies in creative work.

    East Asian Studies

    • Students will demonstrate a general knowledge of the diverse history, economic systems, cultures and societies of East Asia.
    • Students will demonstrate an advanced working knowledge of the history and contemporary society of one East Asian nation and its regional and global contexts.
    • Students will communicate proficiently in an East Asian language.
    • Students will apply the basic theories, concepts and research methodologies of an academic discipline.
    • Students will complete an independent, written research project with primary sources in the target language.
    • Students will connect general knowledge of East Asia and advanced knowledge of a specific East Asian nation to post-graduate career choices.

    EdD

    • As a teacher, researcher, scholar, and leader, candidates will demonstrate proficiency in academic expository writing.
    • As a teacher, researcher, scholar, and leader, candidates will demonstrate a capacity to participate appropriately in a professional learning community.
    • As a teacher, researcher, scholar, and leader, candidates will document evidence of personal and professional development.
    • As a teacher, researcher, scholar, and leader,  candidates will identify, analyze, synthesize, and communicate knowledge publicly.
    • As a teacher, researcher, scholar, and leader,  candidates will use technology to identify and critically assess research literature.
    • As a teacher, researcher, scholar, and leader, candidates will participate in and promote equity and social justice work.

    English

    • Students will read texts critically and creatively.
    • Students will write a theoretically-informed textual analysis that contributes to critical scholarship.
    • Students will apply literary and cultural theory in and beyond the discipline.
    • Students will communicate effectively in presentations and discussion.
    • Students will collaborate and lead in a range of workshop, classroom, and small group contexts.
    • Students will examine how texts produce and challenge diverse world views, value systems, and social positions.
    • Students will conduct and produce research using appropriate disciplinary and technological methods.
    • Students will explain how disciplinary skills prepare majors for professional opportunities and civic service.

    Environmental Studies

    • Students will demonstrate written, spoken, and performed communication skills [W/O] to frame, develop, and explore environmental questions with others
    • Students will recognize and understand a range of ethical and disciplinary approaches to society-environment relations
    • Students demonstrate familiarity with practices used to construct, maintain, and change environments -- as well as diverse human experiences and understandings of environments
    • Students understand conflicts between different cultural, disciplinary, and professional approaches to environments
    • Students can translate between and connect different systems of knowledge about diverse environments
    • Students can apply their knowledge practices related to environments, in social contexts relevant to environmental issues
    • Students demonstrate that they can independently frame and carry out their own environmental research relevant to audiences in their area of concentration

    Exercise Science

    • Students will determine the usefulness of published research
    •  Students will understand and apply ESS principles and principles from the parent-discipline
    •  Students will design and implement a scientific investigation using accepted professional methodologies for research and reporting. (Students will demonstrate laboratory and field-testing skills associated with health and fitness assessment.)

    Global Studies

    • Students will work in a language other than his/her first language.
    • Students will communicate in depth knowledge of a region of the world or cultural group.
    • Students will apply interdisciplinary methodological approaches.
    • Students will formulate a global studies-appropriate research question
    • Students will analyze transnational/transcultural issues using field specific concepts
    • Students will demonstrate digital information literacy and globally-oriented technology-based research skills using traditional media as well as alternative sources of information such as social media.

    History

    • Students will identify, analyze, and construct historical arguments
    • Students will generate a coherent historical narrative of a society/region/nation over several centuries
    • Students will examine a specific historical event, individual, theme, or other,  in its complexity and contingency
    • Students will present historical analysis in a variety of written and oral forms for a variety of audiences
    • Students will do effective, discipline-specific research; compile a comprehensive, correctly formatted bibliography on an historical topic

    International Journalism

    • Students will report and produce accurate, responsible, and engaging news stories.
    • Students will use media technology and news gathering techniques competently and responsibly.
    • Students will apply the standards of ethical journalism to work collaboratively and independently in media organizations.
    • Students will apply knowledge of journalism and understanding of different media systems to inform and serve linguistically and culturally diverse communities.
    • Students will understand the evolving political, economic, and sociological aspects of national and global media systems.

    K-12 Teacher Reading Licensure

    • Teachers must have knowledge of the foundations of reading processes and instruction.
    • Teachers must be able to use a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods and curriculum materials to support reading instruction.
    • Teachers must be able to use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction.
    • Teachers must be able to create a literate environment that fosters reading by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments.
    • "Teachers must view professional development as a career-long effort and
    • responsibility."

    Latin American Studies

    • Students will promote understanding across and between U.S. and L.A. cultures.
    • Students will apply political and economic theories to the L.A. scene.
    • Students will read independently and reflectively about L.A. issues.
    • Students will serve as a resource regarding L.A. issues raised in the community.
    • Students will analyze historical and contemporary issues.
    • Students will conduct library and internet research relating to L.A.
    • Students will communicate effectively when speaking or writing on L.A. topics.

    Legal Studies

    • Students will produce reasoned legal analysis.
    • Students will demonstrate writing and speaking skills necessary to communicate in professional and academic legal settings.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of technology relevant to the legal profession.
    • Students will locate primary and secondary legal sources  using print and electronic  tools.
    • Students will fulfill legal and general ethical obligations in academic and professional settings.
    • Students will evaluate legal issues in diverse cultural contexts.
    • Students will demonstrate mastery of legal citation.

    MA in ESL

    • Candidates will understand the relationship between language and culture, and how it affects learning.
    • Candidates will have the knowledge they need to take leadership and advocacy roles in schools.
    • Candidates will write a scholarly capstone and orally present results a public meeting.
    • Candidates will have a strong background in the systems of language, and be able to apply that  knowledge to language instruction.
    • Candidates will be able to incorporate technology in their teaching.
    • Candidates will become reflective practitioners.
    • Candidates will be able to pose questions related to their instruction and systematically investigate those questions.

    MA in Literacy

    • Candidates will create and engage their students in literacy practices that develop awareness, understanding, respect and a valuing of differences in our society.
    • Candidates will create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments.
    • Candidates will understand the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
    • Candidates will view professional learning and leadership as a career-long effort and responsibility.
    • Candidates will use instructional approaches, materials and an integrated, comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.

    MAEd

    • MAEd candidates will demonstrate proficiency in academic expository writing.
    • MAEd candidates will practice community building that is theoretically grounded.
    • MAEd candidates will develop a theoretical understanding of the principles of public policy, effective learning environments, and educating for equity & social justice and apply them to educational environments.
    • MAEd candidates will use technology to identify and critically assess research literature.
    • MAEd candidates will identify and respond to inequities present in schools and communities.

    Mathematics

    • Students will be able to construct a formal proof of a given proposition using a given set of assumptions.
    • Students will be able to construct a mathematical/quantitative model of a problem not already given in explicit mathematical form. Problems could arise from a wide variety of sources and need not be restricted only to quantitative disciplines.
    • Students will be able to present, both verbally and in writing, the results of an independent project, Honors project, expository work, or other course work, using appropriate and correct mathematical language.
    • Students will be able to translate a mathematical problem into a form suitable for technological exploration using, for example, a computer algebra system, a more basic programming language, or other specialized software. Students will be able to recognize when the use of such technology is appropriate and/or useful.

    MFA

    • The student demonstrates an advanced understanding of the forms and elements of the craft used by published writers of his/her selected genre—fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction-and is able to apply these forms and elements to his/her writing.
    • The student demonstrates an advanced ability to provide constructive written and oral feedback on the work of their peers.
    • The student demonstrates an advanced ability to develop an individual writing practice that includes generation and revision of creative work that has benefited from instructor and/or workshop feedback.
    • The student demonstrates mastery of the craft in their chosen genre(s).
    • The student demonstrates an awareness of the diverse social contexts in which writers write and readers read, including the roles of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, dis/ability, and class, etc.
    • The student demonstrates the use of digital technologies applicable to literary and related professions.

    MFAC

    • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the elements of the craft used by published writers of their selected genre—picture book, fiction, nonfiction— and be able to apply these elements to their own writing appropriate to the audience.
    • Demonstrate an advanced ability to provide constructive written and oral feedback on the work of their peers. 
    • Demonstrate an advanced ability to develop an individual writing practice that includes generation and revision of  a thesis-length manuscript or collection of picture books that has benefited from instructor and/or workshop feedback.
    • Demonstrate an advanced ability to write a cogent, well-organized, research-based essay while applying  standards of good writing with regard to sentence structure, grammar, diction, spelling, and punctuation.
    • Demonstrate an awareness of the diverse social contexts in which writers write and readers read, including the roles of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, dis/ability, class, etc.
    • Demonstrate the use of digital technologies as applicable to literary and related professions.

    Modern Languages and Literature

    • Students will express themselves proficiently in the target language in interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communication.
    • Students will express informed opinions about current issues relating to the Chinese, Spanish, German, or French-speaking world.
    • Students will analyze literary texts, art, and culture from countries where the target language is spoken.
    • Students will write effective compositions in the target language.
    • Demonstrate understanding of (1) systemic inequalities and power differences in a diverse world, and (2) traditions, identities, and history from multiple perspectives.
    • Students will do effective, discipline-specific research on literature, linguistics, or cultural studies and compile a comprehensive, correctly formatted bibliography.

    Music

    • Students will demonstrate competent reading and interpretation of notated music.
    • Students will listen critically to music and evaluate it for stylistic, historical and cultural characteristics using discipline specific vocabulary in written and oral presentations.
    • Students will demonstrate teamwork, leadership and performance skills in musical collaborations that provide a foundation for life-long musical engagement.
    • Students will implement traditional and new technologies to develop and communicate creative musical ideas and projects.

    Natural Sciences and Environmental Education (NSEE)

    • Environmental Literacy, Educators must demonstrate understanding of natural history, earth systems science, and environmental change.
    • Educators must demonstrate understanding of the goals, theory, practice, and history of the field of environmental education.
    • Candidates must combine the fundamentals of high-quality education with the unique features of environmental education to design and implement effective instruction.
    • Educators must understand and accept the responsibilities associated with practicing environmental education.
    • Environmental educators must possess the knowledge, abilities, and commitment to make assessment and evaluation integral to instruction and programs.
    • Educators must be committed to the fair treatment and meaningful inclusion of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income, with respect to the development, enforcement, and impacts of environmental laws, regulations, services, and policies. 

    Philosophy

    • Students will explore and share philosophical ideas in written and spoken discourse.
    • Students will analyze, Evaluate, and Construct philosophical arguments.
    • Students will know the main figures and themes in the history of western European philosophy and demonstrate an awareness of critical and counter-hegemonic discourses from within and outside that tradition.
    • Students will apply abstract philosophical theories to the real world at the personal, local, national, and global level.

    Physics

    • Students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of general and modern physics.
    • (BS only) Students will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of advanced physics topics.
    • Students will design, perform and interpret an insightful physics experiment.
    • Students will communicate physical concepts and experimental details.
    • Students will collaborate as part of a scientific team.
    • Students will apply math and technology tools to problem solving.
    • (BS only) Students will demonstrate the ability to model a physical system using current computational and analytical techniques.

    Political Science

    • Students will write clearly, effectively, and in an organized way about domestic and international politics.
    • Students will speak clearly, effectively, and in an organized way about domestic and international politics.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of and critical thinking about major theories, concepts, qualitative or quantitative methods of political science, and their application in political practice.
    • Students will complete a political science research project using appropriate methodological tools and research materials
    • Students will identify and critically analyze differences across cultures, genders, religions, or other value systems in the study of politics

    Psychology

    • Students will master psychology content.
    • Students will demonstrate psychology information literacy.
    • Students will apply ethical standards.
    • Students will demonstrate effective communication.
    • Students will enhance teamwork skills.

    Public Health Sciences

    • Students will apply fundamental principles and approaches in the key areas of basic biology, population health, and epidemiology
    • Students will effectively communicate hypotheses, scientific findings, and experimental or experiential results in oral and written formats
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to develop hypotheses and determine appropriate research methods needed to test hypotheses; ability to assess and critique interventions and research designs.
    • Student will demonstrate the ability to bridge the classroom and public health/community setting by completing an approved internship or research experience directly related to the field

    Religion

    • Students will demonstrate substantive comprehension of at least one religious tradition.
    • Students will demonstrate basic working knowledge of a second religious tradition.
    • Students will compose a thesis-driven research paper.
    • Students will analyze religious texts critically.
    • Students will interrogate one's own worldview (commitments, values).
    • Students will imagine religious thought and practice from the perspective of a committed practitioner.
    • Students will evaluate how diversity (racial, gender, ethnic, religious) impacts religious thought and practice.

    Social Justice

    • Students who complete a Social Justice major or minor will demonstrate a basic understanding of social injustices and inequities, and proposed approaches to their remediation and/or resolution, drawn from a variety of historical, cultural, and geographic settings.
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the distinct roles social science, historical precedents, social theory, culture and ethics play in the development of an informed approach to social justice.
    • Students will demonstrate  a working knowledge of social scientific tools pertinent to the study of social structures and change.
    • Students will demonstrate significant expertise in an “area of concentration” that can serve as a basis for continued vocational development.
    • Students will gain significant practical experience doing social justice service and/or advocacy work.

    Sociology

    • Students will describe basic sociological theories
    • Students will demonstrate one’s “sociological imagination” by connecting individual experience to larger social theory, issues, and/or structure
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct ethical quantitative and/or qualitative sociological research
    • Students will locate and assess relevant scholarly literature on a sociological topic
    • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of social diversity, especially race, ethnicity, class, gender, and nationality

    Studio Arts

    • Students will be able to develop and complete a studio assignment using formal and technical concepts in visual media.
    • Students will be able to develop a cohesive body of work in visual media.
    • Students will meet performance expectations.

    Teacher Education

    • Teachers recognize that teaching begins with the student and strives to create a dynamic community of learners.
    • Teachers draw upon a deep and flexible understanding of content knowledge as they help learners access information, apply knowledge in real world settings, and address meaningful issues to assure learner mastery of the content.
    • Teachers establish objectives and assessments, select appropriate instructional and discourse practices, and lead students to build conceptual understandings.
    • Teachers model ethical behavior; engage in continuous improvement through professional development, reflection, and collaboration; and draw on the resources of learners, colleagues, families and community members to maximize student growth and development.
    • Teachers communicate effectively in writing and in speaking.
    • Teachers use information and technology competently and responsibly.

    Theatre Arts

    • Students will exhibit the ability to work productively on a variety of teams to creatively solve problems and produce high quality theatre
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively synthesize, integrate and/or apply, research and reflective thought to problems of theatrical production.
    • Students will exhibit the ability to correctly identify and evaluate the ways in which theatre responds/shapes historical, cultural and artistic forces.
    • Students will effectively use technology to solve research and production problems
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate text, performance, design and production
    • Students will demonstrate competence in an area of specialization: history/literature, performance, design/technical production, dramaturgy
    • Students will integrate and apply learning experiences and skills to conduct an accurate assessment of abilities, and develop a plan leading to a career in professional theatre or other related occupations.

    Women's Studies

    • Students will become familiar with the diverse conditions of women's lives.
    • Students will demonstrate awareness of the process of social transformation.
    • Students will apply a range of feminist theory to women's real-life problems.
    • Students will conduct research on the situation of women nationally & globally.
    • Students will demonstrate professional skills in the workplace.

    School of Business Programs

    BA in Economics

    • Students will write professional documents (research paper).
    • Students will deliver professional formal presentations.
    • Students will understand concepts and demonstrate knowledge in core areas of economics: specifically, consumer and producer behavior, market dynamics, short and long run macroeconomic models, and research methods in economics.
    • Students will demonstrate proficiency in using analytical software tools.
    • Students will use appropriate methodology to analyze and synthesize data.

    BBA

    • Students will write professional documents.
    • Students will deliver professional formal presentations.
    • Students will understand core concepts and demonstrate knowledge in accounting, business law, economics, finance, management, marketing and quantitative business analysis.
    • Students will demonstrate proficiency in using analytical software tools.
    • Students will use appropriate methodology to analyze and synthesize data.

    DPA

    • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve and/or manage complex public administration problems.
    • Students will demonstrate advanced skills as consumers of research.
    • Students will demonstrate advanced skills as producers of research.
    • Students will demonstrate ability to engage diverse communities and articulate public administration concepts in a culturally sensitive manner.
    • Students will demonstrate ability to implement/administer culturally appropriate public policies.
    • Students will organize, synthesize and integrate public administration theories and concepts in addressing complex public administration problems/issues.

    MBA

    • Our graduates will be able to develop methods of influencing others to pursue results.Our graduates will work effectively in teams.
    • Our graduates will be able to identify, analyze, and implement improvements for organizational processes and programs to sustain long-term competitive advantage.
    • Students will be able to identify, analyze, and respond to the diversity of actual and potential stakeholder perspectives in the business environment, both within their own organization and externally.
    • Our graduates will be able to recognize and comprehensively formulate problems, issues, or critical questions, and analyze information and data to develop reasoned solutions and recommendations.
    • Our graduates will write clearly and professionally.
    • Our graduates will speak effectively in a variety of professional settings.

    MNM

    • Students will recognize and accurately define root causes and important context for organizational issues.
    • Students will produce clear, professional writing across a variety of formats.

    MPA

    • Students will demonstrate effective critical reasoning and analytic skills in addressing public sector problems.
    • Students will demonstrate professional oral communication strategies.
    • Students will demonstrate professional written communication strategies.
    • Students will identify and analyze multicultural dimensions of public sector issues and programs.
    • Students will apply public administration concepts to analysis of problems/issues.
    • Students will analyze the roles of the three sectors in addressing issues.

    University Wide

    Academic Success

    • Students will be able to assess their own strengths and weaknesses through self-reflection
    • Students will be able to distinguish between arguments based on emotion and arguments based on fact
    • Students will be able to find and evaluate resources that help frame a significant problem in a discipline or disciplines.
    • Students will begin to identify college resources that assist them in achieving their academic goals.
    • Students will be able to critically analyze a text
    • Students will demonstrate academic engagement through regular attendance and participation in their courses

    Bush Library

    • A Hamline student will be able to develop a research strategy.
    • A Hamline student will be able to select the appropriate finding tools (databases/indexes) for their research.
    • A Hamline student will be able to effectively use search finding tools(databases/ indexes).
    • A Hamline student will be able to use finding tool features.
    • A Hamline student will be able to retrieve sources from multiple providers.
    • A Hamline student will be able to evaluate the sources they discover.
    • A Hamline student will be able to document the sources they cite in their research.
    • A Hamline student will understand the economic, legal and social issues which surround the creation, use, and ownership/retention of information.

    Financial Aid

    • Students and families will be able to identify and apply for financial aid resources to assist with paying for their educational expenses.
    • Students will gain knowledge about their rights, responsibilities, and repayment obligations associated with borrowing student loans.
    • Students with financial aid will be aware of and understand the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy and the option to appeal (if applicable).

    Graduate Admission

    • Students will be able to describe how meeting with alumni impacted their desire to attend Hamline.
    • Students will be able to use technology to effectively navigate the application process.
    • Students will be able to complete the application for admission effectively.

    Hedgeman Center

    • Students should be able to identify key University resources, services and processes
    • Students should be able to articulate their racial, cultural and or social identity development.
    • Students should be able to identity the many individual and intersecting dimensions of cultural diversity.
    • Students will develop an understanding, demonstrate value and actively engage in diverse communities.
    • Students will be able to identify, articulate and understand individual, institutional and systemic forms of injustice.

    Honors

    • Students will be able to attain, achieve, and explain the value of academic excellence.
    • Students will be able to conduct independent and original research and communicate this research to a broader audience.
    • Students will be able to contribute to the communities of which they are a part, by taking leadership and other roles, and working within and across cultural differences, and explain the importance of contributions to these communities.
    • Students will be able to engage independently and reflectively in lifelong learning, and explain the importance of lifelong learning.
    • Students will be able to employ self- and group reflection as a tool that adds to their own understanding of their experiences, and explain the importance of reflection.
    • Students will be able to articulate connections among their liberal arts education, their research experiences, their co- and extra-curricular activities, and their University Honors participation, and the meanings of these connections.

    Multicultural & Diversity Initiatives

    • Students, faculty, and staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of relationships between diversity, inequality, and social, economic, and political power both in the United States and globally.
    • Students, faculty, and staff should  be able to demonstrate knowledge of contributions made by individuals from diverse and/or underrepresented groups to our local, national, and global communities.
    • Students, faculty, and staff should be able to consider perspectives of diverse groups when making decisions.
    • Students, faculty, and staff should be able to demonstrate the ability to express ideas, identify behaviors, and actualize practices that promote social justice and equity.
    • Students, faculty, and staff should be able to articulate ideas and exhibit behaviors that cultivate teamwork, critical thought, and communication skills needed to function in a diverse workforce and global community.

    Registration & Records

    • Students will be able to identify the services and locate the information that Registration and Records provides.
    • Students will be able navigate registration processes successfully using Piperline and appropriate registration forms.
    • Students will be able to locate graduation requirements and use the tools available to help them plan and track progress toward their degree.

    Student Affairs

    • Students will develop their sense of personal identity.
    • Students will articulate their identity in relation to a larger community.
    • Students will advocate for their needs and appropriately access resources.
    • Students will collaborate effectively as a member of a diverse community.