Core Competency Website - UNDER CONSTRUCTION
In 2020, UAA launched a consensus-based, deliberative process to identify the key skillsets that help students achieve academic and post-graduation success. After a year-long process that included students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and employers, the UAA community identified four “core competencies” at the heart of a quality UAA education. Students develop mastery of these competencies through curricular (e.g. courses), co-curricular (e.g. internships, conferences), and extra-curricular (e.g. student clubs) learning experiences. See the UAA Academic Catalog.
The knowledge and skills necessary to engage in effective communication in diverse contexts and formats.
Creative and Critical Thinking
The knowledge and skills necessary for the critical exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events in order to creatively design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer complex questions or achieve a desired goal.
The knowledge and skills necessary to promote effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts, particularly in terms of the diverse populations of Alaska.
- Open Forums
May 11, 2023 Annual Academic Assessment Retreat
"Focus on Intercultural Fluency"
92 Participants. | 2023 Retreat Program. | AAC&U Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubric. | "Using PhotoVoice to Document Core Competencies" (Review) PowerPoint. | "Small Group Activity: PhotoVoice" PowerPoint.
February 10, 2023 Open Forum on Core Competencies
"Intercultural Fluency - Identifying Your Program or Service's Assignment(s) or Activity(ies)"
99 Participants. | February Forum Program. | "Brief Core Competencies Overview" PowerPoint. | "Intercultural Fluency as a Core Competency" PowerPoint. | "Using PhotoVoice to Document Core Competencies" PowerPoint. | Link for PhotoVoice submissions under May Retreat above.
January 12, 2023 Winter Teaching Academy
CAFE Teaching Academy Site. 2023 Academy included sessions on Intercultural Fluency and Using the Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) Method to Improve Learning and Close Equity Gaps.
November 16, 2022 Workshop
"Using Data to Promote Student Success and the Closing of Equity Gaps, Part 2"
65 Participants. | November Workshop PowerPoint. | See "Student Achievement Metrics" in Drop-down Above for Fall 2022 Reports with Disaggregations. | Transparency in Learning and Teaching at UAA Resource Page.
October 28, 2022 Open Forum on Core Competencies
"Intercultural Fluency: What Does It Look Like at UAA? How Will We Assess It?"
September 27, 2022 Workshop
"Using Data to Promote Student Success and the Closing of Equity Gaps"
49 Participants. September 27, 2022 PowerPoint. | See "Student Achievement Metrics" in Drop-down Above for Full Set of Metrics, Definitions, Rationales, and Latest Reports with Disaggregations.
September 16, 2022 Annual Accreditation/Assessment Seminar
"Intercultural Fluency as a Path toward Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion"
114 Participants. September 16, 2022 Program. | AAC&U Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubric. | "Intercultural Fluency as a Path toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" PowerPoint. | Breakout Table Discussion Summary.
- UAA Examples
- Best Practices
Personal, Professional, and Community Responsibility
The knowledge and skills necessary to promote personal flourishing, professional excellence, and community engagement.