Core Goals for
Graduates of Ball State
University are individuals who realize their intellectual potential, who seek
to add breadth and depth to their perspectives, and who maintain their physical
Graduates of the university
command extensive knowledge and a mature repertoire of cognitive, practical,
and technological skills. They exhibit integrity and responsible action in
their social, professional, and civic lives. They respect the histories,
cultures, and needs of others. They inform their decisions through critical,
creative, and scientific reasoning, and they discern the consequences of their
decisions and actions at the local, national, and global levels. They
acknowledge responsibility for environmental well-being and for the civic
engagement that a diverse democracy requires.
critical, and creative thinking, Ball State graduates transform
- Experience into information (isolate discrete, recognizable and
- Information into knowledge (analyze facts within an intellectual
framework, discover meaning in experience),
- Knowledge into judgment (reflect on knowledge gained to make
choices and direct what they think, say and do),
- Judgment into action (take individual responsibility and
contribute to the well-being of their communities).
Goals and Objectives
Rationale for the University Core Curriculum
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