RAP Faculty Learning Community

RAP Student Learning Outcomes



Through participation in the RAPs, students will develop a sense of intellectual purpose that equips them to be active participants in the life of a major research university and beyond.

    Students will:

  • Understand the new expectations of college-level learning
  • Take initiative in their academic endeavors
  • Confidently and actively participate in class activities
  • Develop interdisciplinary thinking
  • Navigate complex information landscapes (information literacy)
  • Develop skills that will enable them to work collaboratively as well as independently


Through participation in the RAPs, students will build early connections with faculty, staff, and peers.

  • Students participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities, building connections with others in their RAP community
  • Students will feel a sense of inclusion by being integrated into the campus community including developing connections to, and an understanding of, the campus beyond their RAP community
  • Students will develop a sense of global citizenship and cross-cultural interconnectedness
  • Students will be empowered to overcome feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anxiety


Through participation in the RAPs, students will develop their creative thinking, critical analysis, and communication skills.

  • Creative thinking - Students will understand the importance of original thought and interpretation. They will be able to develop and communicate their own informed analyses.
  • Critical Analysis -  Students will evaluate both quantitative and qualitative data, demonstrate inductive and deductive reasoning and demonstrate the ability to make an argument from evidence
  • Communication skills - Students will be able to present research and arguments in writing and oral presentations