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Student Learning Outcomes

Thanks to a grant received from the University of Louisville Ideas to Action office, we have been able to create learning outcomes and assessment strategies for the learning in all of our respective programs. The language of the Paul Elder critical thinking framework is embedded in these SLOs to connect co-curricular activities more closely with academic efforts. Our deep gratitude to our Graduate Assistant, Natasha Ramsey, for working with the grant and creating this work for our department.

Participants in Office of Civic Engagement, Leadership and Service programs should collectively be able to:

1.      Clearly articulate their experiences and accomplishments in a CELS program

2.      Clearly describe the impact their involvement had on their personal, social and academic growth

3.     Logically reason through a decision making process allowing for accurate execution

4.      Recognize their ability to be open-minded to other’s viewpoints thus increasing the opportunity for a collaborative learning experience

5.      Connect the relevance of CELS programming to their classroom experience

6.       Connect the significance of CELS programming to their passion

7.       Apply learned experiences to better serve their community both on- and off- campus

 

Individual Program Learning Outcomes

Freshmen LEAD

Participant will be able to:

1.       Clearly define what their leadership philosophy and style is

2.       Identify relevance in guest speaker key points to their development as a leader

3.       Demonstrate ability to respect differing viewpoints of peers in order to effectively execute project initiatives

4.       Relate learned skills with other leadership opportunities both on- and off- campus

 

Alternative Breaks

Participants will be able to:

1.       Clearly explain selected social justice issue associated with alternative break

2.       Recognize their intellectual courage to employ learned knowledge and skills from alternative break to Louisville community

3.       Clearly describe the active citizen continuum

4.       Recognize their ability to have their preconceived notions challenged

5.       Clearly articulate how the alternative break shaped or challenged their viewpoints

 

America Reads

Participants will be able to:

1.       Assist in developing a preK to middle school students reading and writing comprehension level

2.       Clearly describe their cultural competence surrounding the issue of literacy

3.       Develop a deeper understanding of differing literacy levels from varying populations

 

SOUL (Student Outreach Uniting Louisville)

Participants will be able to:

1.       Develop a deeper understanding of the social justice issues that affect the Louisville community

2.       Clearly explain the significance of how SOUL enhanced their community involvement

3.       Clearly explain how their SOUL involvement challenged or changed their personal views

4.       Identify a social justice issue that they will continuously advocate for

Internships

Participants will be able to:

1.       Develop complementary job skills relative to their chosen career field

2.       Develop a comprehensive understanding of a nonprofit organization and its mission

3.       Connect the classroom experience with their hands-on-opportunity

4.       Enhance their professional and administrative skills

 

Engage Lead Serve Board

Participants will be able to:

1.       Formulate ideas on how to impact change both on- and off- campus

2.       Develop deeper understanding of the significance of a student-centered organization

3.       Recognize ability to completely reason through pros and cons of proposed ideas

4.       Analyze campus climate in order to create meaning making opportunities for the UofL student body

 

Bonner Leaders

By the end of the academic year students will be able to:

1.       Develop their skill sets in several identified areas: leadership, personal and professional

2.       Deepen their knowledge on the span and range of social justice issues that affect the Louisville community

3.       Clearly describe the key concepts of social justice, activism and advocacy through their leadership project

4.       Formulate a clear action plan on how to impact change at their Bonner site

5.       Clearly articulate their understanding of the significance of civic engagement and its connection to the social justice issue associated with their Bonner sites

6.       Develop their ability to assess and analyze community needs

 

ECPY 355 Developing Campus Leadership Course -

 By the end of this course,

  1. Through personal exploration and group activities, students will be able to precisely describe their leadership styles in depth as demonstrated by the Leadership Celebration! assignment.

  2. Students will create an analysis of group effectiveness and design specific responses for problems as demonstrated by their application of course concepts to a real campus group.

  3. After being provided with a breadth of leadership topics, students will apply basic leadership concepts as demonstrated in reflective writing and assignments (book review presentation and case study presentation).

 

Leadership Quest Community

By the end of the academic year, participants will be able to:

1.       Students will develop ability to write a clear professional resume.

2.       Students will practice describing their leadership style in terms of their Strengths as observed during mock interviews.

3.       Students will have completed the Leadership Legacy program by leaving a lasting mark on the campus in some meaningful way.

 

 

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