Profile of a Fairmont State Student and the General Studies Program
Students enrolled at Fairmont State University should work to develop the following profile, consistent with the length and focus of their programs.
- Develop competence in the following skills to aid them in making decisions about personal values and career strategies: critical analysis, quantitative literacy, oral and written communication, reading, teamwork, information literacy, problem solving, and technological literacy.
- Demonstrate proficiency in their major fields of study that will enable them to compete in the global job market and pursue additional levels of formal education.
- Understand the responsibilities of citizens, participate in the democratic process, and contribute to their society.
- Embrace and act upon an ethical view that respects the life, property, opinions, and feelings of others.
- Acquire the knowledge and habits that lead to physical and mental health and well-being.
- Understand the complementary nature of their liberal and professional studies and develop the capacity for independent, lifelong learning.
- Acquire an informed appreciation of the arts, the humanities, and the social and natural sciences.
- Develop sensitivity in matters of local and global social justice, respecting and appreciating differences among individuals and societies.
- revised 2006