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Dimensions of Honors Learning

The Illinois State University Honors Program is guided by a framework that challenges each learner, regardless of major, to strengthen six marketable skills.

Critical Thinking

Go beyond your initial understanding to evaluate and make your own conclusions about what you are learning.

Interdisciplinary Learning

Discover how what you are learning relates to other fields and the world around you.

Information Fluency

Gain skills in evaluating, creating, and utilizing information and technology across various formats and platforms.

Creative Productivity

Show your understanding by creating something unique. Go outside the box to make your ideas a reality.

Leadership Development

Identify and enhance your leadership skills through collaboration with others to make a difference.

Cultural Intelligence

Understand how culture and context influence people’s views and learn to value, adapt to, and interact with diverse populations.