Essential Skills

To succeed in an ever-changing, interconnected future, more than ever, students need to develop and learn to apply discipline-crossing essential skills. As emphasized in findings from the National Academies of Sciences, the future will require educational opportunities that “increasingly emphasize creativity, adaptability, and interpersonal skills” to offer students the fullest opportunity to pursue their professional and personal ambitions in a dynamic world, throughout a lifetime.


Student Affairs Essential Skills

Student Affairs has identified the following essential skills as central to the development of UGA students:

  • Agility 
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership & Collaboration
  • Personal Well-Being
  • Social Awareness & Responsibility

Learn more about the Student Affairs Essential Skills initiative and the Learning Collaborative.