Learning Outcomes

UGS STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (2017-2018)

Academic Achievement and Access Center

Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the Academic Achievement and Access Center will be able to:

  • Demonstrate self-advocacy by accessing and navigating the Access Online system.
  • Develop an enhanced set of study skills that can be applied in other courses.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of course content by making meaningful connections between new information and previous knowledge.

Student tutors who work for the Academic Achievement and Access Center will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate understanding of metacognition as it relates to Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy. 

Center for Service Learning

Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the Center for Service Learning will be able to:

  • Describe the primary community-identified need that was addressed by their service efforts.
  • Articulate the ways that their course- or experience-based emerging expertise can be applied to improve communities.
  • Evaluate their own beliefs and assumptions about a social issue or diverse populations affected by an issue.
  • Evaluate perspectives other than their own in an area of civic concern.
  • Describe the tenants of fair trade learning that apply to any ethical service experience.
  • Formulate an individualized civic action plan for future work and service.

Center for Undergraduate Research

Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the Center for Undergraduate Research will be able to:

  • Identify the steps to get involved with undergraduate research.
  • Identify the steps of the research cycle.
  • Articulate their research experiences to a broad variety of audiences.
  • Develop expertise in relation to a specific research question through synthesis and analysis in accordance with the discipline-specific tools of that discipline. 

Experiential Learning

Students who complete the Arts Engagement certification will be able to: 

  • Develop knowledge of various arts disciplines.
  • Describe an arts experience from an arts event or activity.
  • Identify themes or key ideas present in an event.
  • Connect the art experience to self, class, history, social-political issues, or other art.
  • Identify how the arts have value in society.

Students who complete the Leadership Engagement certification will be able to: 

  • Illustrate how leadership theories or ideas can be applied. 
  • Apply theories to leadership activities outside of the classroom. 
  • Explain how self-management plays a role in the leadership process. 
  • Explain how engaging others plays a role in the leadership process.

KU Writing Center

Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the KU Writing Center will be able to:

  • Identify that writing is an on-going process that requires preparation and multiple drafts.
  • Identify which writing process or skill should serve as the focal point of each conference.
  • Develop transferrable writing skills that can be used for future writing projects.
  • Develop unique writing voices based on their life experiences, worldviews, and languages.
  • Identify diverse audiences for their writing. 

Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center (MASC)

Students who interact with the programs and services offered by the MASC will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the process to complete necessary VA certification paperwork.
  • Identify key resources available through the university, VA, and/or community.
  • Identify resources to secure employment or seek additional educational opportunities. 

Office of First-Year Experience

Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the Office of First-Year Experience will be able to: 

  • Articulate their goals for attending college.
  • Describe how their goals relate to their course enrollment and campus involvement.
  • Explain how their goals relate to their personal strengths, talents, and capacity as a learner.
  • Identify opportunities to develop their interests through experiential learning.
  • Identify and implement resources to support their academic and personal success.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking by asking questions, exploring different perspectives, and synthesizing and analyzing information. 

Undergraduate Advising Center

Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the Undergraduate Advising Center will be able to:

  • Examine their personal interests, values, strengths, and skills in relation to specific academic programs. 
  • Access and articulate curricular requirements, progression standards, and course sequencing related to chosen or intended academic programs. 
  • Articulate the purpose of their enrollment and how their studies fit within their overall educational goals.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance classroom experiences through academic support services, career support services, and co-curricular involvement. 

University Career Center

Students who utilize or interact with the programs and services offered by the University Career Center will be able to:  

  • Apply concepts learned in appointment to write an effective resume.
  • Demonstrate preparedness for interactions with potential employers.
  • Establish career or internship networking connections with potential employers.

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