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Learning Outcomes

During the winter quarter of academic year 2017-2018, the Divisional Assessment Committee met to review and revise our division-wide learning outcomes. These six categories and associated outcome statements align with the existing learning outcomes of the university and the core functions of the division.

1. Transferable Knowledge

Learning Outcome: Students who participate in Student Affairs activities and services will be able to relate knowledge gained across curricular and co-curricular experiences within their personal, academic, or professional lives. ​

2. Critical Thinking

Learning Outcome: Students who participate in Student Affairs activities and services will be able to demonstrate reflective thinking about the impact of their choices on themselves and others. ​

3. Self-Efficacy

Learning Outcome: Students who participate in Student Affairs activities and services will be able to choose optimal strategies to navigate challenges using reflective thinking and self-directed behaviors.​

4. Self-Advocacy

Learning Outcome: Students who participate in Student Affairs activities and services will be able to devise and revise personal success plans that successfully addresses their needs, utilizes campus and community resources, and prioritizes strategies most effective to meet their needs.​​

5. Appreciating Difference

Learning Outcome: Students who participate in Student Affairs activities and services will be able to demonstrate skills for respectful intergroup engagement across diverse communities and perspectives different from themselves. ​

6. Affinity to DePaul

Learning Outcome: Students who participate in Student Affairs activities and services will be able to uphold core characteristics of DePaul’s Vincentian mission through their engagement in the campus community. ​