1.05 Core Abilities

Title: Core Abilities   
Number: AP 1.05
Adopted: March 2012
Reviewed: February 2020

Nicolet College has identified a set of core abilities central to the future success of our students.  Core abilities are incorporated into educational programs to enhance student development.  Similarly, our employees are expected to develop and demonstrate these abilities and behaviors in their daily work and their interactions with others.

Apply Mathematic, Scientific, Artistic, and Technological Concepts

Success as a member of our complex society requires proficient application of mathematical, scientific, artistic, and technological skills.

Build Community

Success in building communities requires teamwork, social awareness, and civic engagement which enhance the full range of human relationships at the local, national, and global levels.

Communicate Effectively

Success as a communicator requires comprehensive application of language and visual arts skills across multiple settings to engage multiple audiences.

Embrace Lifelong Learning

Success as a lifelong learner requires a committed pursuit of professional and personal development to navigate change over a lifetime.

Live Ethically

Success in ethical living requires rational reflection on behavior that leads a person to make principled and sustainable decisions.

Think Critically and Creatively

Success as a critical and creative thinker requires independent and rigorous reasoning that leads to informed decisions, innovation, and personal empowerment.