Student Life & Leadership Example

Learning Outcomes

Section 1

Student Affairs maintains a long-standing commitment to supporting student learning both in the classroom and in the larger campus community. We promote student learning across the division with a variety of programs, services, and development opportunities. 

In alignment with the Division of Student Affairs, Leadership Programs assesses its impact on student learning by establishing Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). Leadership Programs are designed to contribute to student Learning in five domains: (1) Civic & Community Engagement, (2) Leadership Development, (3) Diversity & Global Consciousness, (4) Administrative & Professional Skills, and (5) Personal Responsibility. 

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Civic & Community Engagement

Community-based experiences enrich classroom learning, and academic knowledge and skills strengthen student communities. Those communities may be based on campus or they may extend to a local, national, global, or virtual context. Examples of learning in this domain include:

  • Concern for the social good
  • Knowledge of social issues
  • Empathy
  • Global citizenship
  • Social responsibility

Leadership Development

Leadership is not a position, rather a set of skills that can be developed. As campus and community leaders, UCI students will grapple with complex challenges, show the confidence to address them, and be accountable for their decisions, as they develop:

  • Integrity, Honesty, Compassion, Determination, Understanding of power dynamics, Clarification of personal values, Understanding personal power
  • Skill areas: Critical thinking, Problem-solving skills, Ethical, autonomous, and collaborative decision-making, Organization, Risk Management
  • Experience with: Team building, Public speaking, Taking initiative in a group setting

Diversity & Global Consciousness

As citizens of an interconnected global community, UCI students will develop an understanding of and engage with a wide range of human diversity. This domain may include but is not limited to:

  • Civility, Multicultural competence, Knowledge of diverse communities/perspective
  • Identify personal values and beliefs, Identity development, Knowledge of own subjectivity/biases
  • Constructively engaging differences, Social justice

Professional & Administrative Skills

The development of administrative and professional skills enhances students’ ability to function effectively in the workplace and supports their preparation for career building after college. Learning in this domain may include:

  • Technological skills, Supervisory skills, Goal setting, Budgeting, Professionalism
  • Time management, Resource management, Organizing skills, Prioritizing
  • Communication skills

Personal Responsbility

Academic success is supported by students’ ability to take increasing responsibility for their behavior and self-care. The transition to adulthood includes a maturing sense of ethics and accountability and the ability to make healthy and responsible life choices. Learning in this domain includes:

  • Personal knowledge and identity development, Self-management
  • Taking responsibility for one’s actions, Seeking resources and support when needed, Academic success, Preventive health/Wellness, Self-efficacy
  • Accountability, Personal ethics, Life skills competence, Planning and goal-setting, Self-confidence, Explore new opportunities
  • Self-reflection/awareness, Interpersonal competence, Critical thinking
  • Community impact of personal actions