Graduation Competencies

Undergraduate Educational Competencies

Graduate Educational Competencies


Undergraduate Graduation Competencies

In keeping with the Wilmington University mission of providing career-oriented programs, our "scholar-practitioner" faculty are actively engaged in promoting the following educational values.

Oral Communication

  • Appraise the needs of the audience and then speak in a clear and succinct manner.
  • Research, construct, and deliver professional presentations using a variety of communication tools and techniques.

Written Communication

  • Write with clarity and precision using correct English grammar: mechanics (punctuation) and usage (sentence structure and vocabulary).
  • Exhibit competence in writing for specific purposes, diverse audiences, and genres.
  • Correctly and ethically present scholarly writings utilizing the selected citation and writing style deemed appropriate for the student’s program of study.

Disciplined Inquiry

  • Employ critical thinking strategies such as quantitative, qualitative, and scientific reasoning to analyze consequences and outcomes and then determine logical solutions.

Information Literacy

  • Using information in any format, research, evaluate, and ethically utilize information effectively and with appropriate attribution.

Ethics

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of prescribed ethical codes and behaviors related to the student’s academic discipline.

Additional Program Competencies

  • Additional program competencies as prescribed by the academic college.

 



Graduate Graduation Competencies

Upon graduation, students are expected to have gained an advanced level of applicable knowledge in the graduate competencies, as appropriate to one's field of study. Below is a list of the competencies.

Oral Communication

  • Appraise the needs of the audience and then speak in a clear and succinct manner.
  • Research, construct, and deliver professional presentations using a variety of communication tools and techniques.

Written Communication

  • Write with clarity and precision using correct English grammar: mechanics (punctuation) and usage (sentence structure and vocabulary).
  • Exhibit competence in writing for specific purposes, diverse audiences, and genres.
  • Correctly and ethically present scholarly writings utilizing the selected citation and writing style deemed appropriate for the student’s program of study.

Disciplined Inquiry

  • Employ scientific, quantitative and/or qualitative reasoning and other critical thinking strategies to analyze consequences and outcomes and to be able to recommend alternative solutions.

Information Literacy

  • Using information in any format, research, evaluate, and ethically utilize information effectively and with appropriate attribution.

Ethics

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of prescribed ethical codes and behaviors promoted by the student’s chosen profession.

Additional Program Competencies

  • Additional program competencies as prescribed by the academic college.