Student Development and Engagement - Learning Outcomes

Transformative learning is reflected throughout the programs and services within the Division of Student Development and Engagement at Immaculata University.  To this end, it is our goal that students graduating from Immaculata will be able to acquire a better developed understanding of self as demonstrated by these learning outcomes.

 

Students will discover Christian core values as evidenced by:

  • Having an understanding of and respect for value structures different from their own
  • Choosing to live by the “golden rule” – gaining and giving respect to those around them
  • Having the ability to take initiative in making conscious decisions about their own behavior which may impact their personal goals
  • Developing and demonstrating ownership of a personal value structure

 

Students will explore spirituality, meaning and purpose in their life as evidenced by:

  • Understanding the resources and support available for personal religious and spiritual development
  • Taking intentional steps toward a life-long process of faith and spiritual formation
  • Identifying experiences that transform their understanding of their calling
  • Recognizing their participation in a global society and realizing that everyone’s faith journey is unique
  • Integrating a congruence of mind, body and spirit into their lifestyle

 

Students will learn and develop effective leadership skills as evidenced by:

  • Demonstrating effective decision-making and problem-solving
  • Comprehending formal administrative processes
  • Leading effective meetings and programs
  • Understanding leadership development, leadership training, and leadership education
  • Demonstrating the ability to work as part of team as well as an independent leader
  • Having an awareness of diverse student perspectives
  • Evaluating, challenging, and advocating policies, procedures and programs that affect their critical role in the Immaculata community
  • Using technology as an avenue of communication

 

Students will be able to identify and demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of diversity as evidenced by:

  • choosing to discuss diversity
  • choosing to resist prejudice and racism
  • understanding the construct of social/economic privilege
  • choosing to respect others beliefs, cultures, ethnicity, and race while developing a knowledge of their own
  • being exposed to and articulating knowledge and understanding of various culturally diverse groups on campus through collaborative programs and services
  • having an awareness of diverse student perspectives
  • understanding the Immaculata University society in which numerous distinct ethnic, religious, and cultural groups co-exist within the University
  • Affirming pluralism in a global society

 

Students will exercise their civic responsibility through the lens of peace and justice as evidenced by:

  • Understanding the Immaculata University society in which numerous distinct ethnic, religious, and cultural groups co-exist within the University
  • Choosing to participate in local, state, and national elections
  • Understanding the University student governance system and participating in student self-governance within the IU community
  • Being cognizant of social justice issues – homelessness, poverty, etc.
  • Choosing to participate in outreach programs and engaging in community service projects
  • Developing a sense of pride in and care for Immaculata
  • Developing informed opinions on local, state, national, and internal issues
  • Participating in the IU community
  • Participating in campus-wide initiatives aimed at improving campus life
  • Evaluating, challenging, and advocating policies, procedures and programs that affect their critical roles in the Immaculata community
  • Demonstrating respect for the University and other individuals' property

 

Students will be able to identify healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices as evidenced by:

  • Making positive life decisions and healthy lifestyle choices
  • Understanding the impact of alcohol and drugs on their personal lives
  • Developing positive and affirming relationships with peers, significant others, and colleagues
  • Exploring the need for self-development through community resources such as counseling services, faith services, career services
  • Distinguishing an ethical decision from an unethical decision
  • Exhibiting ethical behaviors
  • Promoting healthy behaviors in others
  • Taking initiative to act responsibly and to make conscious decisions about their own behavior

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