Bridges - Duquesne University's Common Learning Experience

Bridges Learning Outcomes

Informed

Duquesne graduates are agile learners and integrative thinkers. They develop abilities to learn across contexts and integrate information from diverse fields, disciplines, and perspectives. They evaluate information, think critically, integrate and transfer knowledge, persevere and adapt, and demonstrate curiosity.

Equipped

Duquesne graduates are skilled professionals and versatile leaders. They engage deeply with peers and community members to develop unique solutions to problems and concerns. They communicate effectively, collaborate with others. They recognize, define, and creatively solve problems, using appropriate methods of research, technological tools, and the soft skills that are essential to professional and civic efficacy.

Inspired

Duquesne graduates cultivate lives of purpose and creativity. Duquesne students contribute to the human search for truth and make original contributions to their professions and communities. They grapple with essential questions and grow in wisdom. They stretch themselves beyond their comfort zones. They generate ideas and motivate others by their example. Formed within Duquesne's Catholic and Spiritan environment, Duquesne students, like our founders, extend our mission across the globe.

Engaged

Duquesne graduates are agents for the common good. Duquesne students harness their knowledge of local and global communities in order to foster conditions that create respect for human dignity and social justice. They are culturally competent citizens who appreciate and foster diversity. They understand local and global systems. They exercise ethical judgment and navigate moral diversity with confidence. As professionals and as citizens they build equitable and inclusive communities.