Educational Objectives for Students


The Educational Objectives for Students were adopted by the Academic Senate in April 2002. The UC Davis Educational Objectives:

  • Articulate what we aspire for student learning
  • Help to establish campus priorities and guide decision making related to student development
  • Guide academic programs in the review of how their classes and course requirements interact with the goals to demonstrate educational effectiveness
Educational Objectives for Students
Develop effective communication skills
Written, oral, interpersonal, group.
Develop higher cognitive skills
Critical thinking, creativity, analytical ability.
Cultivate the virtues
Ethics, responsibility, honor, tolerance, respect for others, empathy.
Develop focus and depth in one or more disciplines.
Develop leadership skills
Ability to stimulate and direct collaborative learning and collaborative action
Develop a global perspective
Broad intellectual and cultural experience through active engagement, an understanding of the interactions among the individual, society, and the natural world.
Prepare for lifelong learning
Independent thinking and learning, learning to find information, asking the right questions.