Portrait of a Graduate I Can Statements

I can:

  • Articulate thoughts and ideas using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.
  • Listen with intention to discover knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions.
  • Convey ideas for a range of purposes (e.g. to inform, instruct, motivate and persuade).
  • Utilize multiple media and technologies, and know how to judge their effectiveness and impact.

Words/Phrases

  • Articulate
  • Listen
  • Interpret Nonverbal Cues
  • Utilize Multimedia

I can:

  • Adapt to varied roles, jobs, responsibilities, schedules and contexts.
  • Persevere in a climate of changing priorities.
  • Reflect upon praise, setbacks and criticism while incorporating feedback effectively.
  • Understand, negotiate and balance diverse views and beliefs to reach workable solutions.

Words/Phrases

  • Adapt
  • Persevere
  • Reflect
  • Negotiate

I can:

  • Propose solutions that take into account the impact they may have on the bigger picture.
  • Improve the quality of one’s own thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing
  • Apply logical thinking that is clear, open-minded and informed by evidence.
  • Identify, evaluate, prioritize, and implement solutions to difficult or complex situations.

Words/Phrases

  • Propose Solutions
  • Analyze
  • Apply Logical Thinking
  • Evaluate

I can:

  • Demonstrate original, imaginative, and innovative ways of thinking.
  • Go beyond traditional rules, patterns, and relationships to create new and meaningful methods or interpretations.
  • Take risks to develop, organize, and manage new initiatives or ventures.
  • Translate ideas into workable solutions.

Words/Phrases

  • Imagine
  • Go Beyond
  • Take Risks
  • Discover

I can:

  • Organize time and manage workload efficiently while prioritizing short and long term goals.
  • Initiate and take action independently, leveraging resources to accomplish goals.
  • Assume ownership by monitoring, defining, prioritizing, and completing tasks.

Words/Phrases

  • Organize
  • Manage Workload
  • Initiate
  • Assume Ownership

I can:

  • Cooperate with others to achieve a common goal.
  • Elicit diverse perspectives and contributions to foster inclusiveness.
  • Support and honor strengths to build group commitment and action.
  • Seek, contribute, and respond to feedback.

Words/Phrases

  • Cooperate
  • Elicit Diversity
  • Honor Strengths
  • Contribute

I can:

  • Demonstrate understanding of unique viewpoints and needs.
  • Respect and maintain an open mind towards an individual’s situation and actions.
  • Acknowledge and value the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of others.
  • Recognize and be sensitive to the impact personal actions have on others.

Words/Phrases

  • Understand Viewpoints
  • Respect
  • Value Others
  • Be Sensitive