Educational Priority & Learning Goals

Educational Priority

As a result of the unique experience fostered by the Colleges at UC Santa Cruz, students will demonstrate self-efficacy and community-mindedness in the pursuit of a socially just world.

Learning Goals

  • Understanding Identity: Each student will be able to explain concepts of identity, both individual and collective; name their multiple identities, and understand how identities determine power within social contexts.

  • Commitment to Community: Each student will identify the role they play in shaping their communities and the experiences, or wealth, that individuals or cultures contribute to communities.
  • Commitment to Justice/Action: Students will cultivate skills for working collectively across differences to enact practices leading to just actions.
  • Curiosity: Students will foster awareness of alternative world views, cultivate skills, make decisions in ambiguity, and engage in learning to build their curiosity.