E-CURE Outcome Categories and Components

A full list of categories and components assessed in EvaluateUR-CURE. Additional program-specific outcomes may be added to assessments as well.

Compare the outcomes in EvaluateUR-CURE with those in EvaluateUR and E-Compete

Outcome Categories EvaluateUR-CURE Outcome Components
Communication Uses and understands professional and discipline-specific language.
Expresses ideas orally in an organized, clear, and concise manner.
Writes clearly and concisely using correct grammar, spelling, syntax, and sentence structure.
Creativity Shows ability to approach problems from different perspectives.
Uses information in ways that demonstrate intellectual resourcefulness.
Effectively connects multiple ideas/approaches.
Autonomy Demonstrates an ability to work independently and identify when guidance is needed.
Accepts constructive criticism and uses feedback effectively.
Uses time well to ensure work gets accomplished.
Ability to Deal with Obstacles Is not discouraged by setbacks or unforeseen events and perseveres when challenges are encountered.
Shows flexibility and a willingness to take risks and try again.
Trouble-shoots problems and searches for ways to do things more effectively.
Intellectual Development Recognizes that problems are often more complicated than they first appear.
Approaches problems with an understanding that there can be more than one right explanation or even none at all.
Displays insight into the limits of their knowledge and an appreciation for what isn't known.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Maintains a posture of open-minded skepticism when considering potential solutions to problems.
Looks for the root causes of problems and develops or recognizes the most appropriate corrective actions.
Recognizes flaws, assumptions and missing elements in arguments.
Practice & Process of Inquiry Demonstrates ability to formulate questions and hypotheses within the discipline.
Demonstrates ability to properly identify and/or generate reliable data.
Shows understanding of how knowledge is generated, validated and communicated within the discipline.
Nature of Disciplinary Knowledge Shows understanding of the criteria for determining what is valued as a contribution in the discipline.
Shows awareness of important contributions in the discipline and who was responsible for those contributions.
Reads and applies information obtained from professional journals and other sources.
Project Knowledge and Skills Displays knowledge of key facts and concepts.
Displays a grasp of relevant methods and is clear about how these methods apply to the research project.
Demonstrates an appropriate mastery of skills needed to conduct the project.
Ethical Conduct Understands that altering or fabricating data is highly unethical.
Realizes that distorting or misstating research findings is unethical and may harm others who rely on your professional integrity.
Recognizes the imperative of giving credit to sources used in research and to those who may have provided helpful advice or assistance.
Teamwork/Collaboration Behaves with a high level of collegiality and treats others with respect.
Shows ability to work effectively in a team.
Willingly shares knowledge among team members and amongst other teams (as applicable).

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