100% Engagement Skills
Engaged learning produces a set of transformative professional and personal skills
The set of skills that students develop through their engagement activities and competencies rests at the heart of the 100% Engagement initiative. These skills help students translate their experience and apply it in a meaningful way to their personal and professional goals. A unique combination of these skills make UA graduates among the most employable in the world.
The following set of skills can be developed and assessed through any formally approved engaged learning experience:
Academic & non-Academic Career Preparedness
Students will be able to articulate a career plan and goals, demonstrate effective self-presentation skills by identifying competencies developed through education and experience, and demonstrate knowledge of the organizations they seek to apply their skills within. Students will produce enticing self-branding tools using traditional and new media applications, effectively introduce themselves in a networking environment and demonstrate productivity in changing organizations and cultures.
Students will be able to work effectively as part of a diverse team, generate new ideas that incorporate the contributions of others, behave in an ethical way, volunteer to lead activities, and demonstrate follow-through and collaboration in traditional and virtual spaces.
Students will be able to verbally communicate in an articulate manner, write effectively with use of traditional and new media tools, conduct engaging group presentations or artistic expression, advocate for a point of view, and interact effectively through listening and empathy with diverse individuals and cultural contexts.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
Students will be able to leverage curiosity to construct problem-posing and engage in inquiry-based discovery; articulate problem-solving strategies and solutions; synthesize information to develop new perspectives, apply knowledge to current situations, both independently and interdependently, and reflect on critical thinking and problem solving through metacognition.
Students will be able to manage many people and moving parts, such as information, resources, and materials, into systems and structures that will result in effective and efficient project outcomes. Students will be able to manage their time to address demanding needs and navigate structural processes with ease.
Reflection & Application
Students will be able to critically analyze personal strengths and challenges and translate experiences into new professional goals or personal life plans; to articulate self-insight in the context of a new learning environment; and to describe how competencies gained in one experience can be applied to a new context and apply new ideas and insights to improve a process, product or outcome.