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Critical Thinking


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

Examples of Expected Behaviors:

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

Skills examples include:

  • 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