Otterbein undergraduate students will develop and demonstrate a range of intellectual and practical skills, including written and oral communication skills; research skills; quantitative, technological, visual, and information literacies.
Link to Liberal Education and America's Promise (AAC&U)
Intellectual and Practical Skills, Including
- Inquiry and analysis
- Critical and creative thinking
- Written and oral communication
- Quantitative literacy
- Information literacy
- Teamwork and problem solving
Practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance
What Employers Say (AAC&U)
"80% of employers surveyed say more emphasis should be placed on written & oral communication skills; 72% say more emphasis should be placed on the location, organization and evaluation of information from multiple sources (information literacy); 81-82% say that more emphasis should be placed on research skills such as critical thinking analytical reasoning, and complex problem solving and analysis"
Otterbein graduate students will use evidence, including technology based databases and appropriate research methods to initiate and reformulate ideas, theories, and concepts. They will communicate reasoned judgments on issues in their field.