Human Relations and Communication

  • To develop and master verbal and nonverbal communication skills such as reading, writing, listening, observing, speaking, questioning, analyzing, and evaluating
  • To understand cultural communication protocols to promote positive interaction and effective dialogue, including bilingual ability


  • To respond effectively to unexpected situations and uncertainty and recognize the need for change
  • To think critically, problem solve, analyze, and synthesize
  • To employ a wide range of skills and abilities to be marketable across several professions

Building Academic and Personal Excellence

  • To set goals for the future and pursue purposefully planned learning activities and experiences
  • To develop skills in research and analysis
  • To perform at the peak of personal ability
  • To increase self awareness and practice reflection


  • To independently seek answers to complex questions and accept the challenge of experiencing new and difficult tasks
  • To experiment and thoughtfully take risks with the goal of positive change
  • To think creatively and approach tasks through multiple perspectives
  • To learn through inquiry and expand the boundaries of traditional thought

Teamwork and Collaboration

  • To work as a team player: being open-minded, cooperative, respectful, providing input and accepting feedback to build consensus
  • To develop strong networking skills, sharing personal expertise and accessing the expertise of others

Societal Outreach

  • To understand the impact that actions have upon the global community as well as the influence the global community has on the individual
  • To gain expertise in the application of technology in order to access the world beyond the classroom walls