Undergraduate learning goals

The University of Washington Bothell adopted five overarching goals for student learning experiences across the undergraduate curriculum. A sixth goal, emerging from work done by the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Curriculum Working Group, was approved in February of 2020. Developed by the UW Bothell faculty, the new Undergraduate Learning Goals reflect the campus’s core values and draw on national research on best practices in undergraduate education. The goals affirm UW Bothell’s commitment to transformational education, engaged scholarship, and inclusive culture. They provide a foundation for ongoing initiatives to shape, assess, and enhance teaching and learning at UW Bothell.

Approved June 1, 2012
Updated February 2020

  • I. Knowledge of academic and professional theories, practices, and identities within disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields of study
  • II. Understanding of diversity in cultures, identities, backgrounds, and experiences among individuals and groups
  • III. Critical analysis of information from multiple perspectives including intercultural, global, and ecological
  • IV. Ethical reasoning in application to self, occupation, citizenship, and society
  • V. Proficiency in:
    • Communication including writing, speaking, and fluency in a range of media and genres
    • Information and technology literacy
    • Quantitative and qualitative reasoning
    • Creative thinking and problem solving
    • Collaboration and leadership
  • VI. Application of theory and skills that contribute to the public good through mutually beneficial engagement with community.