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 Slippery Rock University Student Learning Outcomes 



Alignment of University Student Learning and Development Outcomes, Program Goals, and Course Objectives

Slippery Rock University has identified eight outcomes for student learning and development that are consistent with the mission of the University.
These are:

1.  Communication:  Communicate effectively in speech and in writing, using appropriate information sources, presentation formats, and technologies.

2.  Critical Thinking and Problem Solving:  Locate, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information and ideas from multiple perspectives—mathematical, scientific, and humanistic.  Apply this information literacy to contemporary challenges.

3.  Values and Ethics:  Demonstrate an understanding of how the values of personal integrity, cooperative action, and respect for diversity influence one’s own behavior and the individual and group behavior of others.

4.  Social Awareness and Civic Responsibility:  Use knowledge of evolving historical perspectives to interact effectively in a variety of social and political contexts.

5.  Global Interdependence:  Act with an understanding of the cultural, socio-economic, and biological interdependence of planetary life.

6.  Personal Development:  Demonstrate intellectual curiosity, as well as a commitment to wellness, and to emotional and spiritual growth.

7.  Aesthetic Perception and Ability:  Appreciate artistic expression and demonstrate an understanding of the creative process, finding vital and original ways to express feelings and insights in one’s work.

8.  Professional Proficiency:  Apply knowledge and skills to meet professional competencies within a specific discipline.


Accredited Programs:
BSBA in Accounting, BSBA in Economics, BSBA in Finance, BSBA in Management, BSBA in Marketing
Candidates for accreditation:
BSBA in Sustainable Management, MBA

Orvis receives President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Bruce Orvis, associate professor in Slippery Rock University’s School of Business, was honored Saturday as the 2013-14 recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as part of the University’s annual Academic Honors Convocation.

SRU cited as a Best Regional University by U.S. News
Slippery Rock University has again been included in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges with a “Best Regional University - North” ranking.

SRU Alpha Kappa Psi honorary earns ‘Chapter of Year’ award
The Slippery Rock University chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, Iota Upsilon, was named a “Chapter of the Year” award recipient for its accomplishments during the 2013-14 year.

Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed, professional business fraternity with more than 220 chapters on college campuses across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.

Delta Mu Delta outstanding student
Ms. Abby Schon, a member of the newly established business honorary, has been selected by the Delta Mu Delta central office as the regional outstanding student of business.



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 Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator

The School of Business

105 Eisenberg Building
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA. 16057

Phone: 724.738.4865
Fax: 724.738.2959

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