Portrait of a Graduate

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Responsibility  Video

  • Act honestly and demonstrate care for the interests of the larger community and greater good.
  • Honor commitments and own the outcomes, of one's actions, whether positive or negative.
  • Adhere consistently to a set of core values that are evident in choices and behaviors.
  • Earn others' trust and respect through honest, principled behaviors.
  • Exercise the ability to focus on priorities.

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Adaptability  Video

  • Thrive in an environment of ambiguity, new, and changing priorities.
  • Demonstrate versatility in thoughts and actions.
  • Seek and respond productively to feedback, praise, setbacks, and criticism.
  • Understand, negotiate, and balance diverse views and beliefs to workable solutions.
  • Demonstrate flexibility when acclimating to various roles and situations.

Perseverance  Video

  • Exhibit drive in achieving success despite difficulties
  • Embrace the idea that failure is a part of success and thoughtfully adjust to keep moving forward. 
  • Risk-taking is part of most any progress, so forward movement may involve stepping into uncertain realms.

Critical Thinking

  • Understand and propose solutions that are mindful of the impact they may have on global and interpersonal systems.
  • Consistently challenge and refine one's own understanding by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing information.
  • Apply disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence.

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Communication

  • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.
  • Listen effectively to decipher and understand meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes, and intentions.
  • Use communication for a range of purposes and audiences (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate, persuade, and conflict resolution).

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Empathy

  • Demonstrate awareness, sensitivity, concern, and respect to connect with others' feelings, opinions, experiences, and culture, using the principle of emotional intelligence.
  • Recognize what others are thinking, feeling, or experiencing.
  • Experience the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of others, including the sharing of positive moments.
  • To the extent others are different and/or distanced  from you (by either time or space), attentive concern and perspective-taking are all the more needed.
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