Contemporary, Multi-Literate Scholar

Portrait of a Graduate: Contemporary, Multi-Literate Scholar


The Contemporary, Multiliterate Scholar demonstrates skills in contemporary and classic literacies, a broad knowledge in a variety of disciplines and a commitment to continuous learning.


  • Possesses broad knowledge in academic subjects, the arts, and new literacies.

  • Articulates thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.

  • Improves thinking by continuously analyzing and reflecting on one’s own and others’ thinking.

  • Communicates effectively using multiple languages and media to make meaningful connections.

  • Engages in continuous scholarship and life-long learning.

Contemporary, Multi-Literate Scholar Resources