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STI is committed to maintaining a campus culture focused on learning. STI recognizes that for learning to be successful, there must be meaningful measures, faculty ownership of the assessment, and strong support from the administration. STI characterizes “assessment of student learning” as a comprehensive process that is ongoing, systematic, structured and sustainable.

By the time students graduate, they will have competence in:

Science & Technology

Technical competence including knowledge of technology and/or scientific principles as these apply to programs.

Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
The ability to select and use various approaches to solve a wide variety of problems – scientific, mathematical, social and personal. Graduates will also be able to evaluate information from a variety of perspectives, analyze data and make appropriate judgements.


The ability to communicate effectively in several forms – oral, written, nonverbal and interpersonal. Graduates will also demonstrate knowledge of how to manage and access information.


Strong work ethic, including responsible attendance; skill in teamwork and collaboration, as well as an ability to work with others, respecting diversity; ability to adapt to change; commitment to lifelong learning; adherence to professional standards; and positive self-esteem and integrity.