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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes are measurable expectations that are formed from the model of the Institutional Educational Objectives, formed by core commitments from the University's strategic plan and institutional values of purpose, service, and leadership.

Learning outcomes are measured at various points during the educational experience, such as at graduation and post-graduation, in order to measure the impact of the educational environment. A culture of assessment enhances the ability to meet the changing needs of students, and helps the University effectively plan and allocate resources for the school's programs.

For more information, please visit the Learning Outcomes Overview.
 

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Scholarship Faith and Heritage Community and Global Understanding
 Purpose 
Display proficiency in the discipline and engage in the academic scholarship. Examine the complex relationship and personal values in professional practice. Integrate principles that embrace human diversity in responding to pressing real- world problems.
 Service 
Apply theory and research through service in real-world settings. Demonstrate service to others through professional actions.  Demonstrate principles that embrace human diversity through freely serving communities, domestically and globally.
 Leadership 
Build leadership capacity through theory to practice application in real-world settings and by sharing scholarship with the larger community. Articulate the influence of faith and personal values on making professional decisions. Co-construct meaningful collaborations with diverse local, national and global communities of practice.
 
 
 

Learning Environment

Knowledge and Scholarship Faith and Heritage Community and Global Understanding
 Purpose 
Promote an inclusive culture that values academic rigor, relevance to existing social environments, and the generation and application of knowledge to current problems and opportunities. Promote the professional, personal, and spiritual development of students through interactions with the university community, and immersion in academic programs and co-curricular activities. Foster a community that thrives on human diversity and promotes understanding of global perspectives.
 Service 
Promote an inclusive environment that supports personal reflection, discourse, and innovation in culturally-relevant scholarship and professional practice. Foster learning experiences which transform practices, promote understanding, and offer opportunities to serve diverse communities. Recruit and support students, faculty, and staff who are committed to embracing human diversity who reflect the communities we serve.
 Leadership 
Create diverse learning experiences that contribute to the advancement of the profession through collaborative leadership. Promote a welcoming climate that is consistent with our religious heritage and the mission of the University. Build leadership capacity and generate opportunities to promote local, national, and global participation.
 

Dr. Rhonda Brinkley-Kennedy (GSEP '96) is the director of the GSEP Urban Initiative, an umbrella program preparing education and mental health professionals to work effectively in underserved urban communities.