Class registration for the Fall 2023 semester is going to look a little different this year. But have no fear, we are here to guide you through the new “course tagging” feature!

Course tagging allows students to filter class selection based on the six Shared Competencies. The Shared Competencies are:

  1. Ethics, Integrity, and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  2. Critical and Creative Thinking
  3. Scientific Inquiry and Research Skills
  4. Civic and Global Responsibility
  5. Communication Skills
  6. Information Literacy and Technological Agility

Course tagging benefits students in many ways. Course tags highlight the skills and knowledge you can expect to learn in a course. You will be able to select classes based on the Shared Competencies you wish to develop, gain or improve. By doing so, you can enrich your undergraduate experience by creating a personalized skill set that employers and graduate schools value.

For example, if your major requires an abundance of classes in Critical and Creative Thinking, but not Information Literacy and Technological Agility, you can use course tags to enroll in classes that allow you to develop Information Literacy and Technological Agility while still meeting your graduation requirements.

As you complete assignments in tagged courses, you can practice competencies and get feedback from faculty to develop a well-rounded skill set.

The skills learned through the six Shared Competencies sets Syracuse University apart from other universities because course tagging illustrates the transferable skills students will gain to prepare for postgraduate opportunities.

Check out a video created by Academic Affairs and the Shared Competency Ambassadors to learn more about using the course tagging feature in MySlice and Schedule Builder!

Written By Naimah Rahman ’25, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications