Co-Curricular Student Learning Outcomes

Commitment
Learning
Integrity
Accountability
Respect

 

Commitment

Through co-curricular involvement, students gain important life skills that help them succeed personally and professionally.

Domain Dimensions:

  • Pursing goals
  • Communicating effectively
  • Technological competence
  • Managing personal affairs
  • Managing career development
  • Demonstrating professionalism
  • Maintaining health and wellness
  • Living a purposeful and satisfying life

Students will:

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing by selecting proper content, tone, and demeanor for the situation
  • Demonstration effective use of technology for personal and professional activities, including electronic communication and information resources
  • Develop and actively pursue personal, academic and professional goals
  • Seek guidance and assistance as needed to achieve academic success, maintain good academic standing and progress toward a degree
  • Manage personal affairs by demonstrating empathy toward others, caring for one's self and seeking assistance as needed
  • Manage career development by fully utilizing available career and professional services, participating in internships and other training opportunities, and properly preparing for interviews and employment
  • Demonstrate professionalism toward peers, faculty, staff, employers and other members of the College community through social etiquette, effective communication and restraint
  • Maintain health and wellness by being comfortable with one's self, utilizing health services and engaging in wellness activities
  • Demonstrate resolve when facing situations requiring perseverance or alternative strategies

Suggested assessment methods: Value Rubrics, surveys, participation data, student success data, job/internship placement data, interviews, focus groups and portfolios.

 

Learning

Students integrate knowledge from their co-curricular activities and personal experiences to develop innovative ideas and solutions and apply their knowledge and experiences to new situations. Students gain skills in critical, creative, and reflective thinking. Co-curricular activities support student development in cognitive complexity through problem solving, creativity, and exposure to multiple perspectives.

Domain Dimensions:

  • Understanding knowledge from a range of disciplines
  • Connecting knowledge to other knowledge, ideas and experiences
  • Constructing knowledge
  • Relating knowledge to daily life
  • Critical thinking
  • Reflective thinking
  • Effective reasoning
  • Creativity

Students will:

  • Formulate questions based on recognized personal information/knowledge gaps or on reexamination of existing, possible conflicting information
  • Maintain an open mind and a critical stance
  • Evaluate ideas based on personal experience and knowledge
  • Synthesize ideas gathered from multiple sources
  • Organize information in personally meaningful ways
  • Draw reasonable conclusions based on analysis and interpretation of information
  • Seeks assistance from appropriate experts when needed
  • Analyze and integrate multiple sources of information when reaching a decision or forming an opinion
  • Recall and apply previously learned information and personal experiences in new situations
  • Apply a structured process when problem solving or decision making
  • Re-evaluate beliefs and opinions based on new information
  • Utilize creative thinking in developing new or innovative solutions and approaching to problems
  • Develop and evaluate alternatives before reaching a decision

Suggested assessment methods: Value Rubrics, surveys, interviews, focus groups, portfolios, critical thinking assessment tolls and reflective writings.

 

Integrity

Through participation in co-curricular activities, students gain the ability to be aware of their emotions, establish identity, clarify personal values, act with integrity, and make personal choices that promote individual growth and development.

Domain Dimensions:

  • Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding and self-respect
  • Identity development
  • Commitment to ethics and integrity

Students will:

  • Demonstrate the use of strategies to manage emotions in a socially acceptable manner
  • Discover and embrace knowledge about themselves and integrate aspects of their identity into a cohesive whole
  • Articulate personal values to decision-making
  • Critique and learn from previous experiences
  • Act with honesty and integrity
  • Express personal values and beliefs with civility and respect

Suggested assessment methods: Reflective writings, self-assessment, surveys, interviews and focus groups.

 

Accountability

Co-curricular activities promote interpersonal competence through leadership opportunities and teamwork. Students also gain skills developing mutually beneficial relationships with others and navigating complex social and organizational environments.

Domain dimensions:

  • Meaningful relationships
  • Interdependence
  • Collaboration
  • Effective leadership

Example student learning outcomes:

Meaningful Relationships

Students will:

  • Develop healthy, meaningful relationships with others
  • Navigate complex social environments
  • Articulate the value of their personal relationships

Interdependence

Students will:

  • Articulate the value of being part of a larger group
  • Identify how their actions affect their society as a whole
  • Explain the importance of civic responsibility
  • Seek assistance from campus or community resources as needed

Collaboration (Teamwork)

Students will:

  • Work effectively with others to complete a project
  • Demonstrate compromise to accomplish a greater good
  • Build mutually beneficial relationships with others

Effective Leadership

Students will:

  • Articulate their own personal leadership style
  • Demonstrate multiple strategies to motivate others
  • Manage conflict to achieve shared goals
  • Respond to and effectively navigate change

Suggested assessment methods: Value Rubrics, surveys, portfolios, participation data, reflective writings and self-assessment.

 

Respect

Students recognize the uniqueness of individuals as well as the importance of their community as a whole. Co-curricular activities and programs allow students to engage with others in community service, leadership, and teamwork.

(Service Learning, SGA, voter registration, culture/diversity)

Domain dimensions:

  • Understanding and appreciation of cultural and human differences
  • Global perspective
  • Social responsibility
  • Sense of civic engagement

Example student learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Gain an appreciation for community enrichment through action
  • Articulate the relationship between academic curricula and civic engagement
  • Develop skills in collaboration and leadership
  • Recognize the ideological, intellectual, and/or physical contribution of others
  • Understand and appreciate cultural and human differences
  • Demonstrate effective stewardship of human, economic, and environmental resources
  • Understand and analyze the interconnectedness of societies worldwide

Suggested assessment methods: Value Rubrics, surveys, participation data and reflective writings