9 Learning Objectives of Cornell College

Cornellians experience learning on a daily basis, both inside and outside of the classroom. Cornell’s statement on the campus’s Mission and Values identifies Educational Priorities and Outcomes across the variety of academic disciplines and exceptional opportunities. These academic priorities have been identified to promote learning in a supported environment for all students. While as students we may read over them or discuss them briefly on a first look at a course syllabus, these learning objectives shape the Cornell student experience on a daily basis. Can you name all 9 outcomes? How do you see these as a part of Cornell campus life?

Knowledge
Students will integrate and apply knowledge from a focused area of study as well as a broad general education which includes disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Inquiry
Students will respond to the complexities of contemporary and enduring problems using information literacy tools, research skills, creative thinking, and analysis.

Reasoning
Students will evaluate evidence; interpret data; and use logical, mathematical, and statistical problem-solving tools.

Communication
Students will speak and write clearly, listen and read actively, and engage with others in productive dialogue.

Intercultural literacy
Students will connect with diverse ideas and with people whose experiences differ from their own and that may be separated from them by time, space, or culture.

Ethical behavior
Students will recognize personal, academic, and professional standards and act with integrity.

Citizenship
Students will collaborate with others and contribute in their communities and the larger world.

Vocation
Students will discover and prepare for the range of opportunities and challenges that await them beyond their college experience.

Well-being
Students will respect the ways physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual well-being may contribute to a balanced life.

How have these outcomes and priorities been a part of your Cornell experience? Read more about these Learning Objectives and the College’s Mission and Values here!