Core Competencies

Westcliff University Core Competencies

An important dimension to Westcliff University’s mission to educate, inspire, and empower students from around the world is the attainment of core competencies. These competencies delineate the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that are critically needed to achieve the university mission, and as such play a vital role in the development of each student. Additionally, these competencies are aligned institutional learning outcomes specific to the Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate levels. The following core competencies align with the institutional learning outcomes and form a theme of personal and professional enrichment:

  1. Written Communication
  2. Oral Communication
  3. Interpersonal Skills
  4. Critical Thinking
  5. Ethics
  6. Information Literacy
  7. Quantitative Reasoning

Cumulatively, these dimensions of competency are applied across several disciplines and foster a holistic approach to educating students so that they may be successful in a variety of endeavors. Individually, these dimensions of competency can be used as a foundational tool for assessment and the subsequent professional development of each student.