Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.

Sample Behaviors

  • Make decisions and solve problems using sound, inclusive reasoning, and judgement.
  • Gather and analyze information from a diverse set of sources and individuals to fully understand a problem.
  • Proactively anticipate needs and prioritize action steps.
  • Accurately summarize and interpret data with an awareness of personal biases that may impact outcomes.
  • Effectively communicate actions and rationale, recognizing the diverse perspectives and lived experiences of stakeholders.
  • Multi-task well in a fast-paced environment.

Skills Examples

  • Critical thinking
  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Goal setting
  • Decision making
  • Communicating meaning; not just data
  • Understanding qualitative data
  • Understanding quantitative data
  • Strategic planning
  • Reading comprehension

Action-words that describe this skill

  • Construct
  • Restore
  • Conserve
  • Design
  • Upgrade
  • Debug
  • Remodel
  • Utilize
  • Convert


  • Humanities, HUMN 101, 102, 201, 202
  • All upper-level academic courses
  • Participating in student organizations
  • Pursuing internships, undergraduate research, on/off campus employment, service projects, capstone projects, and portfolio development