Essential Learning Outcomes

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Stockton University’s 10 Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs) combine Stockton’s flexible and distinctive liberal arts education with real-world, practical skills.

They guide all Stockton University students from first-year through graduation to the intellectual and marketable talents needed to prepare for personal and professional success in the 21st century. As a set of values shared by everyone in the campus community, students encounter opportunities to develop ELOs in all Stockton majors, career preparation, professional experiences both on and off-campus, and academic as well as social activities.

Our Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs): 

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Adapting to Change

The ability to successfully engage and navigate new or unfamiliar circumstances or create opportunities.

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Communication Skills

The ability to create and share ideas and knowledge effectively with diverse audiences and in various formats.

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Creativity and Innovation

The ability to generate ideas, take risks, and recognize opportunities in problem-solving, relationships, or self-expression.

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Critical Thinking

The ability to formulate an effective, balanced perspective on an issue or topic.

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Ethical Reasoning

The ability to consider alternative viewpoints and their potential consequences.

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Global Awareness

The ability to appreciate diversity and cultural interconnectedness.

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Information Literacy and Research Skills

The ability to locate, evaluate, analyze, and use information to solve problems or to produce an argument.

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Program Competence

The ability to use and to integrate concepts, theories, and principles in one’s major field of study in a masterful way.

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Quantitative Reasoning

The ability to understand and to work confidently with numbers and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork and Collaboration

Teamwork and Collaboration

The ability to join with others to achieve a common goal.


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