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Co-Curricular Learning

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The Division of Student Affairs is committed to a transformative education experience for our students. An institutional priority of Student Affairs is to strategically align all co-curricular programs and services in the Division with the five domains of the Co-Curricular Model (CCM). The co-curricular model provides a framework for planning and assessing programs and services to support an integrated learning environment in which students are empowered to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom through a myriad of intentional learning opportunities; creating graduates who are valued and successful in the global workforce.

Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility

Learning Outcome: Recognize, develop, and practice civic responsibility, an appreciation of diverse cultures, and a commitment to society and our environment.

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Learning Competencies:

  • Understand and appreciate human diversity​
  • Demonstrate global and cultural competency
  • Practice civic responsibility
  • Model social justice
  • Serve the community
  • Contribute to environmental sustainability

Leadership & Interpersonal Development

Learning Outcome: Cultivate introspective leadership skills to develop inclusive leaders, attuned to one’s self and the needs of others.

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Learning Competencies:

  • Develop self-understanding; personal code of ethics, and understanding others
  • Apply congruent self-appraisal, understanding, and respect​
  • Maintain meaningful relationships​
  • Collaborate with, empower, and develop others
  • Manage conflict and change
  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence
  • Coach and mentor others

Career & Professional Development

Learning Outcome: Actively practice self-advocacy while demonstrating professionalism, technological competency, and effective communication skills.

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Learning Competencies

  • Utilize effective oral and written communication
  • Demonstrate technological competency and digital literacy
  • Model professionalism​ and a positive work ethic
  • Execute continual goal setting and professional growth
  • Practice self-advocacy and ongoing networking
  • Articulate transferable skills

Critical Thinking & Ethical Reasoning

Learning Outcome: Demonstrate effective analysis of information, ethical dilemmas, and perspectives to make informed decisions.

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Learning Competencies

  • Practice reflective thinking ​
  • Utilize effective reasoning ​toward decision making
  • Commit to ethics and integrity ​
  • Connect knowledge, ideas, and experiences​
  • Employ creative problem solving
  • Demonstrate information literacy
  • Engage in civil discourse

Holistic Wellness & Self-Efficacy

Learning Outcome: Manage personal affairs reflective of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being that positively align with professional, personal, and financial obligations and goals.

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Learning Competencies

  • Maintain physical and mental wellness​
  • Cultivate emotional and spiritual well-being
  • Manage personal affairs​ effectively
  • Construct and pursue personal goals​
  • Create a purposeful and satisfying life
  • Balance personal and professional commitments
  • Demonstrate personal financial literacy

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