Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes
Student OutcomesHumanitarianism
GoalStudents will recognize and examine issues pertaining to humanitarianism

2009-2014 Strategic Plan Goal 4

Gen Ed Learning Outcome IV
Student Learning OutcomeStudents will identify and value differences pertaining to issues in every day life. These differences include but are not limited to ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual/relational orientation, language and speech, culture, socioeconomic background, religion, and thoughts and opinions. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of these differences as it relates to inclusion and collaboration, self-understanding and understanding of others and how this impacts their experiences in the larger community.
DimensionsUnderstanding and appreciation of human differences; ability to work with people different from self; cultural competencies; social responsibilities; effective communication skills
Samples of Experience
  • Diverse membership in student organizations
  • Intergroup dialogue programs
  • Service learning
  • Community based learning
  • Cultural festivals
  • Identity group programming (LGBT)
  • Ally programs
  • Programs on world religion
  • Study abroad
  • Paraprofessional roles such as residence advisors, UK101 peer advisors
Student OutcomesKnowledge Acquisition, Integration and Application
GoalStudents will be able to demonstrate and evaluate what is learned and how it connects to their current and future life experiences. Students will become critical thinkers and effective communicators

2009-2014 Strategic Plan Goal 2

Gen Ed Learning Outcome I
Student Learning OutcomeStudents will be able to apply the intellectual inquiry, knowledge, ideas and experiences to their daily lives, their career decisions and a pursuit of life-long learning. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and effective communication skills and apply those skills to their daily lives. Students will show the abilities to critique these messages in a competent manner.
DimensionsUnderstanding knowledge from a range of disciplines; Connecting the knowledge learned to other knowledge, ideas, and experiences; Relating the knowledge to their lives
Samples of Experience
  • Service learning
  • Jobs on and off campus
  • Living-learning communities
  • Activities programming boards (films and concerts)
  • Group projects
  • Research teams
  • Drama, arts and music groups
  • Special teams and activities
  • General education requirements
Student OutcomesCivic Responsibility
GoalStudents will identify and select opportunities for making choices that are responsible and which reflects their decisions about themselves and the community in which they live

2009-2014 Strategic Plan Goal 1 and 5

Gen Ed Learning Outcome II
Student Learning OutcomeStudents will achieve a sense of civic responsibility and have the opportunity to engage in community service which will enhance their understanding of being productive citizens. The student will decide the importance of accepting personal responsible for decisions, actions and consequences. The student will engage in opportunities to attain skills in effective leadership.
DimensionsDevelop a sense of civic responsibility; Engage in principled dissent; Effective in leadership; Learn a decision-making model which can be applied to routine daily and larger life choices, taking into consideration personal values, interests, skills and other parties
Samples of Experience
  • Service learning
  • Involvement in student organizations
  • Various student governance groups such as SGA, RHA, Commuter Student Associations, sports teams
  • Community based organizations
  • Emerging leadership programs
  • Leadership courses
  • Open forums
  • Identity with campus community
Student OutcomesInterpersonal and Intrapersonal Competence
GoalStudents will define behaviors that illustrate the interpersonal and intrapersonal competence

2009-2014 Strategic Plan Goal 1

Gen Ed Learning Outcome IV
Student Learning OutcomeStudents will express the willingness to take steps to resolve conflict without outside assistance. Students will show a realistic self appraisal and self understanding. Students will interact and work with people who are different from them. Students will show moral and ethical development.
DimensionsReasonable self appraisal and self understanding; Awareness of identity, self esteem, confidence, ethics and integrity, personal goal-setting; Interdependence; Collaboration; Capability to work in a diverse group of people; Show respect and be respectful of self and all others.
Samples of Experience
  • Identity based affinity groups
  • Personal counseling
  • Roommate dialogues
  • Academic/life planning
  • Individual advising
  • Support groups
  • Peer mentor groups
  • Paraprofessional roles such as resident advisor, peer tutor, sexual assault advisor, peer mentor programs
  • Disability support services
  • Student employment
  • Classroom project groups and discussions