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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 programs/services in the Division with the five domains of the Co-Curricular Model. The co-curricular model creates 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.

Student Affairs departments should be able to connect their programs and learning experiences to at least one of the  five domains listed below.

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

If you have questions about the Student Affairs co-curricular model, please contact