Omaha Public Radio News
9:42 am
Wed August 20, 2008

UNO contributes more to critical thinking and analytical skills, according to a new report

Omaha, NE – A new report shows the University of Nebraska-Omaha does a better job than 176 other universities at teaching students critical thinking and analytical skills.

Those findings came from a report by the Council for Aid to Education and is based on results of a test 300 UNO students took last spring. The CLA, as it's called, tests students' critical thinking and analytical skills through an essay. Of the 176 universities whose students took the CLA, Nebraska-Omaha did the best job at teaching students those skills.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Terry Hynes says UNO is pleased with the results. However, she says they're just one part of a broad assessment of students. She says faculty, staff and student surveys are done every year as well.