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RIT's Essential Outcomes

RIT’s Academic Program Profile provides guidance and direction for developing and evaluating all academic undergraduate and graduate degree programs at RIT. It helps program faculty, governance groups, and the administration design and assess programs on the basis of how well they fit RIT’s vision, mission, and values.

The profile consists of two parts: (1) the Guiding Principles of Lifelong Learning and Career Orientation and (2) a set of five Essential Program Outcomes that are consistent with and reflective of these Guiding Principles. The Guiding Principles and the Essential Program Outcomes embedded in every academic program at RIT.

RIT’s five Essential Program Outcomes are:

Critical Thinking

Global Interconnectedness

Ethical Reasoning

Integrative Literacies 
(Science, Computation or Digital, Mathematics, Communication, Technical, and Aesthetic)

Creative and Innovative Thinking