Intellectual Skills

Intellectual Skills

Intellectual Skills lay the foundation for both academic and professional success. In the ISP, faculty work with students to develop specific skills at a level commensurate with a baccalaureate degree. Skills are practiced extensively, across the program, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and expectations.

The ISP is focused on the intentional development of the following intellectual skills:

Detailed skills rubrics, carefully adapted for the program from AAC&U’s VALUE rubrics (http://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/index_p.cfm), provide definitions of each intellectual skill and a 5-point developmental scale of expectations for student achievement. Each rubric indicates the lower (100 and 200-level) and upper-level (300 and 400-level) expectations for achievement. Faculty are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the language and expectation levels of these rubrics, and to communicate these expectations to students throughout the semester. Faculty are encouraged to align their expectations of student capabilities with these rubrics, and to use these rubrics as templates for their own grading rubrics.