★ Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs
★ Analyze and evaluate major alternative points of view
★ Synthesize and make connections between information and arguments
★ Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis
★ Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
★ Develop, implement, and communicate new ideas to others effectively.
★ Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work.
★ Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas.
★ View failure as an opportunity to learn; understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small successes and frequent mistakes.
Demonstrate additional attributes associated with producing high quality products including the abilities to:
★ Work positively and ethically
★ Manage time and projects effectively
★ Participate actively, as well as be reliable and punctual
★ Present oneself professionally and with proper etiquette
★ Collaborate and cooperate effectively with teams
★ Respect and appreciate team diversity
★ Be accountable for results
★ Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.
★ Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes, and intentions.
★ Use communication for a range of purposes (e.g., to inform, instruct, motivate, and persuade) and in diverse environments (including multi-lingual).
★ Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness a priori as well as assess their impact.
★ Use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others toward a goal.
★ Leverage strengths of others to accomplish a common goal.
★ Inspire others to reach their very best via example and selflessness.
★ Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power.
★ Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the quality of scientific and numerical information on the basis of its sources and the methods used to generate it.
★ Demonstrate the capacity to pose and evaluate scientific arguments based on evidence and to apply conclusions from such arguments appropriately.
★ Demonstrate ability to reason with numbers and other mathematical concepts.
★ Set and meet goals, even in the face of obstacles and competing pressures.
★ Prioritize, plan, and manage work to achieve the intended result.
★ Respect cultural differences and work effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds.
★ Respond open-mindedly to different ideas and values.
★ Leverage social and cultural differences to create new ideas and increase both innovation and quality of work.
★ Know when it is appropriate to listen and when to speak.
★ Conduct oneself in a respectable, professional manner.
★ Go beyond basic mastery of skills and/or curriculum to explore and expand one's own learning and opportunities to gain expertise.
★ Demonstrate initiative to advance skill levels towards a professional level.
★ Demonstrate commitment to learning as a lifelong process.
★ Reflect critically on past experiences in order to inform future progress.