Lindenwood University is committed to preparing its graduates for a world of increasing complexity, innovation, and change. Accordingly, developing and demonstrating the following Graduate Attributes is central to the educational spectrum at Lindenwood, including the general education curriculum, major programs of study, and co-curricular experiences.
Lindenwood adopted the Graduate Attributes in the fall of 2021 and is currently transitioning from the previous Institutional Learning Outcomes:
- ILO 1: Lindenwood graduates have broad, integrative, and specialized knowledge.
- ILO 2: Lindenwood graduates have essential habits of mind.
- ILO 3: Lindenwood graduates have communicative fluency.
- ILO 4: Lindenwood graduates have effective problem-solving skills.
Each of these ILOs is subdivided into several components, and those components are, in turn, aligned with courses in our General Education Program. Every General Education course has at least one content-related ILO component (i.e., a component of ILO 1) and one skill-related ILO component (i.e., a component of ILO 2, 3, or 4) associated with it.
The Proposal to Adopt Lindenwood Graduate Attributes includes a timeline for developing an assessment plan for the new attributes.