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Learning Outcomes

Social Responsibility

  • Understands and participates in developing, and/or sustaining a positive change in campus, local, national and/or global communities.
  • Increased understanding of social justice issues and the potential influence and impact students have through their service.

Intellectual Growth

  • Employs critical thinking skills in a variety of contexts.
  • Makes strong connections between curricular and experiential learning.
  • Effectively articulates abstract ideas.
  • Uses complex information from a variety of sources including personal experience and observation to form a decision or opinion.

Leadership Development

  • Explores different leadership theories, philosophies and styles.
  • Reflects on own leadership style and abilities.
  • Values leadership as a process rather than a position.
  • Explores personal impact as a role model to foster leadership in individuals/communities.

Appreciating Diversity

  • Develops and reflects an informed perspective on issues of culture, power and privilege.
  • Recognizes and responds to use of stereotypes and assumptions.
  • Reflects on how thoughts, language and actions impact the development of supportive, inclusive communities.
  • Examines the advantages and challenges of a diverse society.
  • Seeks involvement in diverse interests and with people different from oneself.

Collaboration

  • Contributes effectively to the achievement of a group’s goals, objectives and shared vision.
  • Works positively and cooperatively with others (fairness, mindfulness, kindness).
  • Demonstrates awareness of team/group dynamics.
  • Employs conflict resolution strategies.

Career and Educational Goals

  • Sets, articulates and pursues personal, educational and career goals.
  • Uses personal, educational and career goals to guide decisions.
  • Reflects on interests, values, skills and abilities that influence life and career choices.
  • Reflects and documents connections of knowledge, skills and accomplishments resulting from formal education and service-learning experiences.

Self-Awareness

  • Articulates personal skills and abilities.
  • Acknowledges personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Articulates rationale for personal behaviour.
  • Learns from past experiences.
  • Exhibits positive role modeling.

Clarified Values

  • Articulates, makes decisions and models behaviours that reflect personal values.
  • Demonstrates willingness to explore personal beliefs and values.
  • Understands the role of society and society issues in shaping values.
  • Reflects on personal morals and ethics.

Adapted from: Strayhorn, T. (2006). Frameworks for assessing learning and development outcomes. Washington, DC: Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.

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