Living and Learning Community Goals

Christ-Centered Biblical Worldview

Graduates of University of Northwestern will:

  • Adopt and articulate a worldview that is Christ-centered and grounded in Biblical Truth
  • Acknowledge and appeal to the Bible as the foundation for all Truth
  • Apply Biblical knowledge to all contexts
  • Be disposed toward Christ-like character and wisdom
  • Appreciate the beauty and design of God’s created world

Written and Oral Communication

Graduates of University of Northwestern will:

  • Express themselves proficiently in written standard American English
  • Write texts that are appropriate to the audience in content, style, genre, and/or format
  • Express themselves proficiently in spoken standard American English
  • Present oral messages that are appropriate to the audience in content, style, genre, and/or format
  • Express themselves effectively with non-verbal communication as appropriate to the audience

Critical Thinking and Reasoning

Graduates of University of Northwestern will:

  • Read for comprehension
  • Formulate significant questions and identify valid problems
  • Examine multiple perspectives, identifying and assessing assumptions, biases and implications
  • Analyze and synthesize ideas

Technology and Information Literacy

Graduates of University of Northwestern will:

  • Find, evaluate and effectively use information from a variety of resources
  • Effectively use technology as a tool for learning and communication
  • Use technology and information ethically and legally
  • Identify and appropriately use different sources - such as scholarly, academic, trade, popular

Personal Responsibility and Leadership

Graduates of University of Northwestern will:

  • Assume appropriate God-honoring leadership roles
  • Discover their assets and strengths and develop strategies to utilize them
  • Be effective stewards of personal resources such as time, finances, health, and relationships
  • Commit to life-long learning

Service and Citizenship

Graduates of University of Northwestern will:

  • Understand group dynamics and work with others cooperatively as well as independently
  • Practice responsible citizenship and service to God and others
  • Act with integrity and understanding towards individuals and groups, applying biblical principles