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Consortium Library and Core Competencies

The purpose of this guide is to share how the Consortium Library supports the UAA Core Competencies.

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This guide was created in collaboration with library faculty and staff to demonstrate the connections between the work done by the Consortium Library that directly correspond to and support the UAA Core Competencies for this accreditation cycle with NWCCU.


UAA Core Competencies

Effective Communication

The knowledge and skills necessary to engage in effective communication in diverse contexts and formats.

Creative and Critical Thinking

The knowledge and skills necessary for the critical exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events in order to creatively design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer complex questions or achieve a desired goal.

Intercultural Fluency

The knowledge and skills necessary to promote effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts, particularly in terms of the diverse populations of Alaska.

Personal, Professional, and Community Responsibility

The knowledge and skills necessary to promote personal flourishing, professional excellence, and community engagement.

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Guide Owner

This guide is maintained by Arlene Schmuland and Page Brannon