Our Domains

Relationship Domain

Exit Learner Outcomes

An interactive communicator is a person who:

  • Through enhances communication skills, builds and maintains lifelong connections.
  • Creates and maintains open, honest, and healthy relationships.
  • Embraces diversity and creates and maintains multi-cultural relationships.
  • Values relationships and balances life’s commitments.
  • Uses the internet and other communication technology to establish healthy, mutually satisfying personal and professional relationships.
  • Is an effective team member and team leader… able to help groups resolve conflict, make decisions, and solve problems.
  • Listens without becoming defensive, encourages and accepts feedback, and continues to build trust.
  • Uses effective interpersonal communication skills – even when in stressful situations.

Future Conditions

  • Relationship-building skills and interpersonal communication skills have proven to be keys to success in nearly all aspects of life.
  • Time, poverty, and stress tend to have a negative impact on relationships, especially family relationships.
  • Ubiquitous, interactive technology will shape how we live, how we learn, how we see ourselves, and how we relate to the world.
  • Increased awareness of gender/diversity issues will be critical to relationship building in a cohesive society.
  • Time-management skill will be critical to building, maintaining, and sustaining meaningful relationships.
  • The anywhere, anytime workplace will provide opportunities for additional relationships while those working from home may find fewer opportunities to create and build relationships.
  • Much of today’s work in organizations is done in work teams,
  • Rapid change, in our personal and work lives, causes many of our relationships to be short in duration.
  • The aging of our population creates opportunities and challenges for families and relationships.
  • Collaboration and cooperation will continues to be paramount to success.
  • Relationships will lead to ingenuity and creativity and will allow the the individual to be inspired.

Civic Domain

Exit Learner Outcomes

A civic-minded individual is a person who:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of civic roles and responsibilities.
  • Models the core values of the community.
  • Actively participates in civic and community service.
  • Effectively applies leadership and group process skills.
  • Advocates for the equal treatment of individuals and embraces diversity.
  • Understands and can articulate governmental responsibilities and structures at the community, state, federal, and world level.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and articulates positions on important issues and shares his/her position on how they might be treated.
  • Identifies global environmental issues and acts locally to create responsible, sustainable solutions.
  • Actively seeks to understand and resolve multi-cultural issues.
  • Articulates and defends the democratic form of government.
  • Is knowledgeable about the history of the United States and can articulate how our past has brought us to where we are today.
  • Adheres to the laws and works constructively for their change when necessary.
  • Takes an active role in the identification of community goals, and works toward their accomplishment.

Future Conditions

  • Political decision-making will require  future-focused, informed citizens who are able to balance today’s needs.
  • Ethics will be critical to governmental leaders if they are to gain the trust of the people.
  • Technology will enable individuals to accomplish more, both personally and professionally, allowing more time to partake in civic responsibilities.
  • Technology will continue to be an important component of civic responsibility, providing immediate information access, more resources, and seamless transactions.
  • Civic responsibilities should be viewed as both an opportunity and obligation.
  • Citizens of all ages will be required to meet the civic needs of their community if the community is to be healthy and vibrant.
  • Today’s technology creates a stronger focus on global issues, detracting from the focus on local activities.
  • The diversification of our population will create both strengths and conflicts.
  • Globalization has created a need to communicated with and work with diverse races, religions and cultures.
  • The US is a world of power and must continually redefine its responsibilities.
  • The fear of terrorism is being used to gain political power.
  • Citizens demand to increased services, and budgets are limited.
  • Technology allows for participation in governmental decisions from home.
  • All citizens need to be empowered to produce civic success.
  • Our society must continue to balance personal liberties and the need for security.

Global Domain

Exit Learner Outcomes

A global citizen is a person who can…

  • Determine reliability of information within an ever-changing arena of technology.
  • Engage in cross-cultural communication skills in the digital age.
  • Anticipate and identifies global issues and created responsible, sustainable solutions.
  • Develop proactive solutions for the issues faced by the world community.
  • Evaluate and synthesizes how the impact of history has influenced the current global economy.
  • Evaluate how a variety of political and economic systems interacts in the world of today and tomorrow.
  • Write, listen, analyze, evaluate, and speak effectively to trends and issues in our global, political, and economic systems.
  • Demonstrate tolerance in a diverse global community.
  • Identify and analyze how the competition for global resources has and will continue to determine world events.
  • Use technology to understand the world, to communicate internationally, and to conduct business.
  • Articulate the impacts that historical world events have had on our current global community.
  • Describe how different political and economic systems work and how they interact in today’s world.
  • Analyze and define his/her role in the global community and is flexible in that role.

Future Conditions

  • Rapid globalization of economics and culture has made our world smaller.
  • The world is becoming even more divided between “haves” and “have-nots”.
  • Technology has “flattened” the world, allowing individuals and groups from anywhere to compete globally; everyone can have access to information in real time.
  • Today’s news cycle is immediate and continuous.
  • Physical and digital terrorism and criminal activity will continue to be factors influencing world leaders.
  • Today’s absence of tolerance and acceptance of others’ values impacts our world.
  • World population growth will continue to affect both developed and underdeveloped nations.
  • Jobs will go where costs are lowest and quality is satisfactory.
  • Countries with rapidly growing economies must deal with their pollution problems.
  • A global economy exists, and business will continue to be done from anywhere at anytime.
  • The deteriorating world environment has become a significant issue everywhere.
  • Rapidly changing means of communication in the digital world are changing how countries view each other.
  • The competition for global resources has and will continue to determine world events.

Cultural Domain

Exit Learner Outcomes

A life-long learner is a person who…

  • Analytically and objectively judges what is good, valuable, and true, and acts on those beliefs, values and judgements.
  • Uses the latest advances in technology to access the wealth of cultural resources.
  • Recognizes that culture is both deeply rooted in the past, yet ever-revolving.
  • Analyzes, synthesizes, evaluates, and creates cultural messages effectively.
  • Is aware of global dynamics and the role that culture plays in world politics.
  • Understands, respects, and is actively involved in cultural traditions.
  • Recognizes cultural achievements.
  • Recognizes, understands, and appreciates the various cultures of the world.
  • Recognizes and attempts to understand diverse points of view.
  • Studies, appreciates, takes part in the arts, and participates in his/her cultural community.
  • Works effectively in diverse settings and with diverse people.
  • Chooses a culturally rich lifestyle based on deeply held personal beliefs and values.

Future Conditions

  • Technology has the power to make many cultural experiences available to everyone at any time.
  • Growing technology will continue to diminish the demand for live performances.
  • The world’s cultural diversity and richness must be embraced.
  • Technology and globalization will combine to broaden cultural experiences and expose individuals to the diversity of our world.
  • Diversity will continue in America – viewed as a problem by some, and as a strength by others.
  • Technology will dramatically affect people’s awareness and knowledge of our world, and will allow cultures to see, share, and learn from one another.
  • The United States will continue to be a contributor to global contemporary culture.
  • Our world will continue to be culturally diverse and a culturally rich place in which to live.

Economic Domain

Exit Learner Outcomes

A quality producer and informed consumer is a person who…

  • Knows himself/herself well enough to identify a work life in which he/she will find meaning, purpose, and intrinsic motivation.
  • Is a respectful and professional digital citizen who is aware of the digital world personally and professionally.
  • Understands the interconnectivity of the global marketplace and how it works.
  • Can articulate the basic tenets of capitalism and can apply them to his/her present circumstances and his/her vision for the future.
  • Creates, innovates, and contributes to the world market place.
  • Understands the potential impact of personal financial decisions.
  • Demonstrates basic skills and problem-solving abilities to make sound financial decisions.
  • Strives to exceed expectations with respect to quality work.
  • Can identify a business opportunity and write a business plan that meets loan application standards.
  • Is resourceful and reflective in how he/she works and strives to improve continuously.
  • Communicates effectively through reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Demonstrates characteristics of a self-motivated, flexible, and self-directed worker.
  • Manages and invests financial resources to meet life’s needs.
  • Is a highly motivated, self-directed, flexible, and empowered worker or entrepreneur.
  • Considers and acts upon the moral, ethical, and environmental ramifications of business decisions and activities.
  • Is a lifelong learner, keeping himself/herself competitive in a rapidly changing world and a changing job market.

Future Conditions

  • The future holds a more service-based and knowledge-based economy.
  • Customers will continue to have high expectations for customized, high-quality products and services that are readily, if not immediately , available through increased personal technology.
  • The pace of technology will continue to expand so that nearly all business will be transacted from any place and at any time.
  • “Knowledge work” continues to be accessible from any location, and reliable workers will continue to have flexible work environments.
  • The fluidity of the global job market requires learners to develop multiple skill sets.
  • Today’s high-wage jobs will go to agile workers with high-level thinking skills, entrepreneurial visions, those who work with little supervision, and those who can assume leadership roles.
  • Empowered people are productive and are a competitive requirement in today’s economy.
  • Leaders will be expected to work effectively with multi-generational and multi-cultural teams.
  • There is little loyalty or job security in today’s workplace. Workers must keep their skills sharp and be ready for their next job interview.
  • Much knowledge work can be done from any location, and reliable workers must be given a great deal of flexibility in their work location and hours.
  • Collaborative and cross-functional work teams will be required to solve tomorrow’s complex problems.
  • The economy has gone global, creating a good deal of cultural diversity in today’s workplace.
  • A significant and growing number of people will become free agents working for self rather than organization.
  • An increased number of entrepreneurs are starting their own businesses and will continue to contribute much to global job growth.
  • An increased number of women are starting their own businesses and will continue to contribute much to America’s job growth.
  • The responsibility for long-term financial security is with the individual.

Learning Domain

Exit Learner Outcomes

A self-directed, life-long learner is a person who:

  • Improves continuously by setting and accomplishing personal learning goals.
  • Acquires, analyzes, organizes, evaluates, and synthesizes information from a variety of sources and applies it to effectively solve problems.
  • Approaches new situations with a growth mindset.
  • Is intrinsically motivated and seeks new learning opportunities.
  • Writes, speaks, and listens effectively for academic, technical, and personal purposes with a variety of audiences.
  • Reads to understand print material, consumer information, electronic media, and literature.
  • Learns through self awareness and by reflecting on life experiences.
  • Identifies bias, propaganda, and dishonesty in all forms of media.
  • Seeks information from multiple sources to make decisions.
  • Researches and forms opinions regarding current trends and issues.
  • Transfers information to new situations and communicates new learning to others.
  • Creates and pursues purposeful learning goals that incorporate risk-taking and challenge.
  • Utilizes reflective practices for personal, intellectual, and social growth.
  • Shares his/her learning experiences with others by teaching and modeling.

Future Conditions

  • We are living in a rapidly changing world.
  • A successful personal and professional life will continue to demand authentic lifelong learning.
  • Much of the information in the media and on the internet may be biased and/or inaccurate. Analyzing the validity and accuracy of information in all forms of media will become even more critical.
  • The world is changing rapidly; much of what is learned will quickly become obsolete, and much of what learners will encounter has yet to be created.
  • Innovation, problem solving, and developing new skills will increasingly become the responsibility of the individual. It will be critical that everyone have a growth mindset.
  • Learning will be more flexible and customized to the needs and personal choices of individuals.
  • Technology and the internet will continue to provide powerful tools for learning. Online learning, customized to the learner, is available on nearly every topic of interest.
  • Global connections through technology will enable and enhance collaborative learning.