The overlapping broad domains of learning share a common set of cognitive core processes and foundational skills. Additionally, each dimension has a set of associated competencies and attributes. By engaging with thoughtfully selected opportunities to meet their interests and needs, learners develop a rich, robust set of tools for life.


Dimensions of the Framework

The Vehicle to Personalized Growth

Each learner is empowered to self-direct their growth along the dimensions based on their own personal and professional goals and aspirations. Learners customize their educational journey to achieve learning outcomes that closely align with their interests and objectives.


Intellectual Agility

Learners develop the ability to use knowledge, behaviors, skills, and experiences flexibly in new and unique situations to innovatively contribute to their field.

Sample Skill Set
  • Aesthetic Appreciation
  • Computational Thinking
  • Design Thinking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Literacy
  • Integrative Thinking
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Systems Thinking



Learners with Intellectual Agility:
  • Identify patterns to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena
  • Seek, construct, integrate, articulate, and apply knowledge and aesthetics across contexts
  • Connect new ideas with existing knowledge
  • Generate, analyze and implement novel solutions to problems
  • Reflect on learning and experience, adjusting goals and developing actions accordingly


Global Mindset

Learners develop knowledge, skills and behaviors to live, work and communicate with people whose backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are different from their own as well as to consider the global impact of their decisions.

Sample Skill Set
  • Cultural Agility
  • Inclusivity/Inclusive Action
  • Systems Thinking
Learners with Global Mindset:
  • Engage and build relationships with people from different cultures and contexts
  • Create inclusive environments
  • Calibrate one’s behavior and communication to exhibit cultural sensitivity in professional and social settings
  • Make decisions and personal choices that reflect an understanding of global repercussions, including environmental, societal, cultural, political, and economic
  • Articulate how exposure to multiple worldviews has impacted one’s own perspectives and ways of being


Social Consciousness & Commitment

Learners develop the confidence, skills, and values to effectively recognize the needs of individuals, communities, and societies and make a commitment to constructively engage in social action.

Sample Skill Set
  • Advocacy
  • Civic-Mindedness
  • Conflict Resolution/Transformation
  • Inclusivity/Inclusive Action
  • Networking
  • Systems Thinking
Learners with Social Consciousness and Commitment:
  • Demonstrate empathy and concern for individuals, communities, and societies
  • Negotiate and engage in dialogue to resolve or transform social or interpersonal conflicts
  • Take actions to achieve or advocate for social justice
  • Engage in constructive social change through responsible action
  • Identify and articulate one’s own identities and the intersectionality of those identities


Professional & Personal Effectiveness

Learners develop the confidence, skills, behaviors and values to effectively discern life goals, form relationships and shape their personal and professional identities to achieve fulfillment.

Sample Skill Set
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Conflict Resolution/Transformation
  • Financial Literacy
  • Negotiation
  • Networking
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Time Management
Learners with Professional and Personal Effectiveness:
  • Build and leverage networks with people of varying backgrounds, roles, and perspectives to achieve professional and/or personal goals
  • Critically and systematically analyze pertinent information to make decisions and/or solve problems
  • Continually reflect on learning and experience, seek feedback and take actions to achieve professional and/or personal goals
  • Persevere through setbacks and disappointment constructively



Learners develop knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to live balanced and fulfilling lives.

Sample Skill Set
  • Aesthetic Appreciation
  • Boundary Setting
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Control
  • Time Management
Learners with Well-Being:
  • Build and sustain meaningful relationships with individuals who provide guidance and support
  • Continually reflect on and align behavior with personal values, beliefs, meaning and purpose
  • Optimize emotional and physical health
  • Consistently employ harm/risk reduction strategies
  • Effectively balance autonomy and interdependence
  • Pursue, embrace and value aesthetics

Foundational Masteries

Foundational Masteries are those skills and attributes that play a role across the dimensions.

  • Help-Seeking
  • Independence/Autonomy
  • Initiative
  • Perseverance/Resiliency
  • Resourcefulness
  • Self-Efficacy/Confidence
  • Collaboration/Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Leadership
  • Comfort with Ambiguity
  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Mindfulness
  • Open-Mindedness
  • Creative Thinking/Innovation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision-Making
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Inquiry & Analysis
  • Problem Solving