Division Learning Outcomes
For 2015-16, please use the electronic versions of the rubrics to capture data. You can capture information on paper and enter it at these links later if that works best for you. We would like to use these data to capture aggregate learning for the division and can produce individualized reports for you if you would like.
The Student Learning Outcomes Task Force (2008) identified the following overarching outcomes by identifying themes in those outcomes articulated by individual departments during the first two years of assessing learning outcomes in student affairs. This list will continue to be updated as more outcomes are developed within the division.
As a result of participating in programs and activities within the Student Affairs Division, students will have the opportunity to learn and/or develop in the following areas:
reflects a person’s ability to recognize and fulfill responsibilities to self, community, and society at large. A civically engaged individual demonstrates social consciousness, practices volunteerism, and makes effective contributions in respectful and ethical ways.
is reasonable, reflective thinking which involves forming and analyzing beliefs, making decisions, and evaluating actions. Critical thinkers are able to analyze, interpret, synthesize, evaluate, and apply information in the development of appropriate inferences.
is understanding and appreciating diversity. Individuals who are culturally competent develop an inclusive world view, value differences, and interact with others in culturally appropriate ways which create a climate of mutual respect.
Interpersonal Communication Skills
are the ability to interact effectively with others. Individuals with interpersonal communication skills relate to others in courteous, respectful, and professional ways; appropriately resolve conflicts; and maintain positive relationships.
reflects a person's ability to develop and demonstrate self-understanding, self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-efficacy. Individuals who are intrapersonally competent can articulate their own beliefs and values, and are able to set and achieve goals consistent with their philosophy of life.
Leadership and Management Skills
are the abilities to influence the actions of others. Individuals who have leadership and management skills are able to create a common vision, inspire others to accomplish that vision,obtain and utilize appropriate resources, and evaluate outcomes.
Responsibility and Accountability
are the abilities to understand and fulfill one's obligations to others. Individuals who demonstrate responsibility and accountability are able to meet the expectations of others in ways consistent with specific policies and procedures and generally accepted behavioral norms.