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GCAC-201

Scholarly and Professional Goals for All Graduate Degree Students

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Purpose

to describe the fundamental standards for all graduate degree students at Penn State.

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Academic Goal

to provide a framework to assist each graduate degree program in creating program-specific learning objectives and goals for their students.

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Scope

all graduate degree programs and graduate degree students.

Policy Statement

The goals for all graduate degree students enrolled in the Graduate School at Penn State are to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate breadth and depth of disciplinary knowledge, and comprehension of the major issues of their discipline;
  2. Use disciplinary methods and techniques to apply knowledge, and – if appropriate to the degree – create new knowledge or achieve advanced creative accomplishment.
  3. Communicate the major issues of their discipline effectively;
  4. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking within their discipline, and, where appropriate, across disciplines; and
  5. Know and conduct themselves in accordance with the highest ethical standards, values, and, where these are defined, the best practices of their discipline.

Revision History

  • Approved by Graduate Council, April 13, 2016.
    • New policy.
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