School of Professional Studies in Chicago

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The Certificate in Location Intelligence has been discontinued and is no longer accepting new students.

Location Intelligence Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Communication: Communicate clearly and effectively in both written, oral and digital forms to an intended audience using strategies and methods appropriate to college-level expectations. Students will demonstrate effective communication characterized by written work that is clear, organized, succinct yet exhibits depth of analysis and synthesis, and accurate in mechanics and documentation.
  2. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Students will demonstrate critical thinking characterized by the ability to define business problems with the evidence available, discern fact from opinion, determine underlying causes, and formulate and evaluate potential solutions. Students will identify and implement best practices in business for planning, decision-making, problem-solving, and conflict management within an ethical framework.
  3. Leadership and Team Collaboration: Student’s leadership skills will be evidenced in taking initiative, communicating objectives, building agreement, ability to change and motivating team members to perform. A key ingredient in the student’s development of leadership and teamwork skills is self-assessment; therefore, students will assess their own leadership style, strengths, and areas for improvement. Students will show effective group collaboration by making material contributions to group projects, demonstrating responsiveness and availability as a team member, communicating clearly and effectively, exercising leadership where appropriate, and demonstrating collegial behavior appropriate in professional relationships.
  4. Comprehension and Application of New Media: Students should demonstrate their understanding of the various new medias such as; social media, mobile technology, web analytics, search engine optimization, and web mapping as well as be able to express ideas and concepts through the development and creation of location intelligence by way of problem solving using spatial thinking.
  5. Synthesis and the foundational knowledge of geospatial disciplines: Students will demonstrate a solid understanding of spatial problem solving principles in the primary areas of location intelligence, web technologies, web mapping, as well as the interconnectedness of these disciplines in regards to the infrastructure of an organization. Students will be assessed in the form of strategic plans and tests that employ strategic thinking, visioning and the development of strategies intended for organizational improvement and growth within a global environment.
  6. Ethics: Students will recognize ethical and moral issues, identify needed actions, and demonstrate the moral courage to implement them. They will also review questions of ethics, ethical consideration in spatial decisions, conflict, and citizenship to frame understanding of location intelligence. They will embody integrity in their work and actions, honor confidentiality, articulate the integration of their faith and understand and follow generally accepted codes of conduct in the field of geospatial technologies.