Hafa Adai and congratulations on your upcoming graduation this semester! We need your assistance! In 2008, the University established the following expected student learning outcomes for all its students who receive a degree from the University of Guam:
- Mastery of critical thinking and problem solving
- Mastery of quantitative analysis
- Effective oral and written communication
- Understanding and appreciation of culturally diverse people, ideas and values in a democratic context
- Responsible use of knowledge, natural resources, and technology
- An appreciation of the arts and sciences
- An interest in personal development and lifelong learning
As an administrative requirement for your bachelor’s degree and to comply with accreditation requirements, this semester we are measuring critical thinking skills of graduating seniors using the Internet-based California Critical Thinking Skills Test (“CCTST”). The results from this 45-minute multiple-choice test will provide the University with information directly from students to help us improve our curriculum and student success with the mastery of critical thinking skills.
Come to the Computer Center on one of the dates/times scheduled for Seniors and expect to stay for 50 minutes to take the test. Using the Internet, we will have you log into the test then you will be asked a series of multiple choice questions within a 45 minute time allotment. For control purposes, a photo ID is required.
Individual results will be confidential and will not be publicly reported, although you will receive a printout of your results at the end of the test so that you will know how you scored. The results of this test will not be used to influence or impact any grade for any of the classes you are taking. Taking this test is an administrative requirement for graduation but we do ask that you extend your best effort and attention when taking this test.
More information about the CCSTS is available at www.insightassessment.com