Profile of a 21st Century Graduate

An Effective Communicator and Collaborator:

  • Writes effectively and clearly in a variety of personal, academic, and professional settings.
  • Demonstrates a variety of oral skills including listening, gathering information, persuading, and evaluating.
  • Discriminates between fact and opinion and recognizes bias in reading and listening situations.
  • Provides and receives feedback respectfully.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams, both as a member and a leader.
  • Exercises flexibility and willingness to make compromises to accomplish a common goal.
  • Demonstrates the ability to present information before an audience.
  • Examines how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors.

A Successful Problem Solver:

  • Collects, organizes, interprets, and analyzes information in order to form personal opinions, support ideas and opinions with relevant information, and make decisions.
  • Knows how to use appropriate resources to help make an informed oral or written presentation of ideas.
  • Understands the dynamics of change and is able to adapt to change appropriately and responsibly.
  • Uses various types of reasoning as appropriate to the situation.
  • Observes and analyzes relationships, themes, and patterns.
  • Interprets information and draws conclusions based on the best analysis.
  • Reflects critically on learning experiences and processes.
  • Accesses information efficiently and effectively.
  • Manages the flow of information from a wide variety of sources.

A Responsible Person:

  • Demonstrates basic fundamentals of good health.
  • Demonstrates a mature attitude in decision making.
  • Sets long and short-term goals and takes the steps to achieve them in a reasonable time frame.
  • Demonstrates a solid work ethic in pursuit of academic excellence.
  • Makes appropriate personal economic choices.
  • Demonstrates empathy for people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Is a self-directed, independent, lifelong, learner. [Recognizes the virtue of continuously learning throughout their life and from varied experiences]
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity.
  • Acts with resilience and persistence when facing challenges.
  • Builds and maintains healthy relationships.
  • Manages time and projects effectively.

An Engaged Global and Domestic Citizen:

  • Engages in environmental stewardship.
  • Understands civic and moral values and cultural/social differences.
  • Demonstrates tolerance and respect for others.
  • Values cultural diversity.
  • Stays up to date on current events.
  • Participates actively in the democratic process.
  • Contributes to the local and global community‚Äôs well-being.
  • Appreciates a wide variety of ideas and multiple perspectives.
  • Values the arts.