Educational Objectives at Cornell College
The College has established a set of specific learning objectives based on the mission statement. Thus, upon completion of their education at Cornell, we expect graduates to:
- Be able to acquire, analyze, interpret, and communicate knowledge; possess skills including, but not limited to, writing, reading comprehension, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, and oral communication;
- Understand the methods and practices of the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities:
- as a result of their experiences with various methods of inquiry, graduates will recognize and apply different disciplinary and interdisciplinary forms of thinking;
- as a result of their experiences with a major or concentration, graduates will possess depth of understanding and research skills in at least one method of inquiry;
- Possess intercultural knowledge and recognize global perspectives;
- Integrate and transfer knowledge and skills from one setting to another; and
- Be cognizant of their responsibility for individual, civic, and social choices.
Students achieve and demonstrate these objectives in a variety of independent and collaborative contexts blending academic and co-curricular experiences and learning. While faculty and staff provide opportunities for learning and a supportive environment, students ultimately bear the responsibility for their education.