Additional Outcomes

 Wil Haygood speaks at convocation
Students attending convocation
Art Museum discussion
2 students recline on the ground near McFarland Hall. One looks at her phone and the other uses a laptop computer

General Information for Faculty Proposing GMP Courses

GMP Foundation Courses are designed to be entry level, introductory or general courses that prepare students for higher level studies in a variety of areas.  Courses at the foundation level are often at the 100 or 200 level, occasionally at the 300 level, but rarely above that level.

Grounded in the “Liberal Education & America’s Promise (LEAP)” framework developed by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), the signature feature of the revised Global Miami Plan is its emphasis on Critical Thinking and Written Communication which are embedded in all components of the plan (see GMP Rubrics below).

Courses and learning opportunities within the revised Global Miami Plan will advance various additional competencies which are listed and defined below:

  • Civic Knowledge and Engagement: encompasses actions wherein individuals participate in activities of personal and public concern that are both individually life enriching and socially beneficial to the community.
  • Creative Thinking: the capacity to combine or synthesize existing ideas, images, or expertise in original ways and the experience of thinking, reacting, and working in an imaginative way characterized by a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.
  • Ethical Reasoning: reasoning about appropriate and inappropriate human conduct. It requires students to be able to assess their own ethical values and the social context of problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to ethical dilemmas and consider the ramifications of alternative actions.
  • Global Learning: critical analysis of and an engagement with complex, interdependent global systems and legacies and their implications for people’s lives and the earth’s sustainability.
  • Intercultural Knowledge & Competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.
  • Integrative Learning: an understanding and a disposition that a student builds across the curriculum and co-curriculum, from making simple connections among ideas and experiences to synthesizing and transferring learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus.
  • Information Literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.
  • Inquiry & Analysis: systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments. Analysis is the process of breaking complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them.
  • Lifelong Learning: all purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competence.
  • Oral Communication: a prepared, purposeful presentation designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners' attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.
  • Problem-Solving: the process of designing, evaluating, and implementing a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.
  • Quantitative Literacy: a "habit of mind," competency, and comfort in working with numerical data.
  • Teamwork: behaviors under the control of individual team members (effort they put into team tasks, their manner of interacting with others on team, and the quantity and quality of contributions they make to team discussions.)