Student Research & Information Use Competencies

Expected by CAB


Excerpts from:

College of Administration & Business, Louisiana Tech University. Instructional Aims: Undergraduate Learning Standards


1.   Understanding Leading-Edge Theory and Practice in a Discipline, including

a.   skill in the use of quantitative analysis

1.   Skill in the use of basic statistical analysis

b.   skill in the use of digital technology

1.   Skill in the use of digital technology

c.   skill in the use of research tools

1.   Skill in the use of research tools

2.   Understanding concepts and methods in one's field of study

2.   Utilizing Cognitive Skills, including

a.   critical and creative evaluation of problems

1.   Synthesizing information into a coherent whole

2.   Ability to formulate and evaluate alternatives

3.   Applying scientific methods to problem solving

b.   the capacity to exercise judgment that includes ethical consideration in the solutions offered

1.   Recognizing ethical dilemmas

2.   Demonstrates professional conduct and ethical responsibility [e.g. intellectual property, copyright, documentation]

c.   the ability to reach beyond traditional boundaries and to integrate insights from both general education and professional disciplines

1.   Adapting to new ideas (flexibility)

2.   Adapting course information to real world

3.   Transferring concepts across disciplines

3.   Recognizing the Major Internal and External Forces of Change, including

b.   the technological, global, and demographic transformations that can be harnessed to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage

1.   Understanding the trends that are shaping business and society [e.g. information technologies, telecommunications, World Wide Web]

4.   Enhancing the Capacity to Lead Change, including

b.   the capacity to formulate and communicate a vision that engenders enthusiastic support from an increasingly diverse workforce

1.   Developing leadership (ability to engage others in purposeful behavior)

2.   Ability to articulate ideas to a variety of audiences

c.   the ability to acknowledge and profit from mistakes as well as from accomplishments as part of a dedication to lifelong learning

1.   Aptitude for life-long learning


Last modified February 6, 2007
by Boris Teske, Prescott Memorial Library,
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272