Kettering University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes 

Developed by the Assessment Leadership Team May 28, 2009 

Revised by the Provost’s Council June 7, 2011 

Approved by the Faculty Senate July 27, 2011 


In keeping with its mission, core values, and goals, Kettering University strives to ensure that 

graduates of its baccalaureate degree programs achieve the following learning outcomes: 

Communication – the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing 

Critical thinking – the ability to reason logically, challenge assumptions, evaluate 

evidence, use evidence to support a position, and creatively apply knowledge to new 


Quantitative reasoning – the ability to use mathematical models, concepts, and 

skills to draw conclusions and solve problems 

Science – a knowledge of basic laboratory science and the principles of scientific 


Foundation in the liberal arts – a broad knowledge of the perspectives, content and methods 

of inquiry, and reasoning in the humanities and social sciences  

Depth of knowledge in a major field of study - the content, connections to other disciplines, 

methods, and distinctive professional requirements of a specific discipline 

Global awareness – a knowledge of global societies, respect for other cultures, 

and the ability to interact effectively across cultural boundaries 

Teamwork – the ability to work effectively as a member of a team 

Leadership – the ability to provide vision, set direction, and motivate others to 


Ethics – a knowledge of one’s ethical responsibilities as an individual, a 

professional, a member of society, and a commitment to their fulfillment 

Professionalism – the habits, characteristics, and skills necessary to have a responsible 

and productive career 

Entrepreneurial Mindset – the habits and skills necessary for creative and innovative thinking, 

awareness of customer needs, and opportunity recognition 

Lifelong learning – the habits and skills to sustain and direct lifelong learning, and an 

appreciation of its importance