Division of Student Affairs

Engage. Empower. Enrich.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Co-Curricular Transcript

The Division of Student Affairs, in support of the University’s mission, is the leader of student development. Student Affairs empowers students to be engaged citizens through fostering their development of lifelong skills by creating and supporting a rich learning environment in a community of care and mutual respect.

Three basic assumptions guide the work of Student Affairs:

  1. The individual student is viewed from a holistic perspective.
  2. Each student is treated as a unique individual.
  3. The overall college experience is based on student learning both in and outside of the classroom.

 

Connected to General Education

Each Student Affairs Programming Goal is directly connected to a UNCG General Education Learning Goal:

Cognitive Complexity
Knowledge Acquisition and Integration
Humanitarianism
Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competence
Civic Engagement
Practical Competence
Persistence and Academic Achievement

 

The co-curricular transcript will document the co-curricular learning accomplished by UNC Greensboro students.  The experiential learning is grouped into seven curricular areas, and is assessed based on student learning outcomes through the following possible methods:

  1. Reflection and Application: Participating in an event outlined in the curriculum and adding personal reflections for each experience.  Reflections are reviewed by professional staff who approve the reflection or request additional consideration from the student.
  2. Attendance: Attendance at the event, activity, program, or opportunity outlined in the curriculum.  Attendance is generally automatic as a student swipes their card at a program, event, or activity.
  3. Active Participation: Active involvement in the activity or event.  This is often part of a multiple-opportunity activity, such as Leadership Challenge.  Participation will be approved by a staff member who reviews the depth and breadth of both participation and learning.
  4. Developing Competencies: Each of the curricular areas are designed to enhance and exhibit the knowledge, skills, and expertise students can master to succeed in life and work in the 21st century.  Competency assessment is conducted through various metrics and methods, as established in each student learning outcome.

 

What is not a part of the co-curricular transcript:

  • Documenting awards, honors, certifications
  • Tracking scholarships or grants
  • Listing attendance at all campus events and activities
  • Storage of papers, projects, or academic course products

 

The curricular areas are based on 21st Century student outcomes, feedback from employers, and current best practices.

Curricular Summary: The Six Elements

  1. Intercultural and Global Understanding
  2. Civic Literacy and Social Responsibility
  3. Leadership and Ethical Development
  4. Career, Professional, and Financial Development
  5. Interpersonal Skill and Intrapersonal Competence
  6. Health and Wellness

 

  1. Intercultural and Global Understanding:

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand the cultures, customs, practices, struggles, and successes of individuals and groups around the world.
  • Students will acquire knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to work effectively in a global society.
  • Students will engage in issues-based conversations with those who have different personal views.
  • Participating students will learn about diverse cultures, religions, and lifestyles, and be able to value and appreciate others for the differences and diversity.
  • Students will identify and confront their own cultural, religious, ethnic, ability, and other biases.
  • Students will learn to identify, discuss, and resolve conflicts and differences based on stereotypes, prejudice, and intolerance.
  • Students will demonstrate awareness and understanding of the roles of intercultural and global effects on politics, economics, and relationships.
  • Students will promote social justice locally and globally.

Outcome Dimensions (see UNCG SLO Rubric)

  • Understanding and appreciation of human differences
  • Cultural competency
  • Social responsibility
  • Global awareness

Example Co-Curricular Activities

  • Participate in comUNITY Dialogue Series and write a reflection paper on the experience
  • Attend a SafeZone or TransZone program
  • Participate in the UNCG I-Fest
  • Attend a religious service different from your own faith or tradition and write a reflection paper on the experience
  • Participate in the “Tunnel of Oppression” exercise
  • Attend GreenZone program to learn about military service, culture, and support

 

  1. Civic Literacy and Social Responsibility:

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will actively exercise their rights as engaged citizens who will participate in local, regional, national, and global issues.
  • Students will participate actively in political processes, work to make change, and will demonstrate they know how to acquire knowledge and understanding of governmental processes.
  • Students will show knowledge and understanding of the environment and effects on air, climate, land, energy, food, and ecosystems.
  • Students will recognize the interdependent world which is rooted in fostering a shared commitment to the purposeful, collaborative pursuit of equitable, thriving, and safe communities.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of their individual and collective impact on the natural world.
  • Students will actively participate in electoral and political processes
  • Students will develop awareness and understanding of human and cultural differences to prepare them for work and personal pursuits
  • Students will understand the effects of their choices on the environment around them.
  • Learning from others, self, and environment to develop informed perspectives on social issues
  • Behaving, and working through controversy, with civility
  • Participating actively in public life, public problem solving, and community service
  • Identification of systemic barriers to full equality and inclusivity
  • Developing empathy, ethics, values, and sense of social responsibility

Outcome Dimensions (see UNCG SLO Rubric)

  • Critical Thinking
  • Reflective Thinking
  • Intellectual Flexibility

Example Co-Curricular Activities

  • Voting
  • Controversy with civility
  • Participation or observation of rally, protest, or free speech events
  • Social Justice education and activities
  • Participation in political processes
  • Student Government (graduate, undergraduate)
  • Intergroup Dialogue Series events
  • SafeZone, TransZone, GreenZone, and similar programs

 

  1. Leadership and Ethical Development

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will assume leadership and membership roles in organizations;
  • Students will understand the context of their role and the roles of others in organizational systems.
  • Students will develop a personal sense of ethics to guide decision-making.
  • Students who participate in leadership opportunities will develop skills and knowledge to act as leaders in the future.
  • Understand and critically engage in thought, knowledge, and behaviors from an ethics-based perspective.
  • Students will participate in assessments and exercises to understand their individual strengths, opportunities, and challenges.
  • Through participation and reflection in leadership and assessment activities, students will develop a greater understanding of their responsibilities.

Outcome Dimensions (see UNCG SLO Rubric)

  • Problem Solving
  • Task Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Awareness of self and personal strengths, weaknesses

Example Co-Curricular Activities

  • Leadership framework: self-awareness and self-management
  • Career Development: interest assessments
  • Attitude and Cognitive assessments: Myers-Briggs, StrengthsQuest
  • Counseling workshops and events
  • Membership roles in student organizations
  • Learning Roberts Rules of Order
  • Participating
  • Emerging Leaders Conference
  • Service and service-learning activities

 

  1. Career, Professional, and Financial Development

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand how to make appropriate financial decisions and demonstrate an understanding of the role of the economy in society Students will develop effective communication practices
  • Students will appropriately use communication, information technology, and media sources and resources
  • Students will develop an understanding of their own financial needs and create a financial plan to meet those needs.

Outcome Dimensions (see UNCG SLO Rubric)

  • Achieve personal success
  • Economic self-sufficiency
  • Prioritize and enhance leisure pursuits
  • Live a purposeful and satisfying life
  • Balance work and career / professional life
  • Live a satisfying professional life
  • Manage time, goals, and planning to achieve success
  • Understand the balance of health and wellness against other pressures

Example Co-Curricular Activities

  • Participate in educational workshops related to recycling, environmental awareness
  • Attend financial literacy workshops and events
  • Develop a personal budget based on actual income, planned expenditures, and their financial situation
  • Use Recreation and Wellness center, activities
  • Participate in Career Services programs, events, services
  • Create an effective and approved resume
  • Attend workshops on the appropriate use of social media and similar resources, and use that knowledge to make change with their own

 

  1. Interpersonal Skill and Intrapersonal Competence

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Students will understand how to ask for personal help and will have the resources to do so
  • Students who participate in workshops and activities will define their personal values
  • Students will display personal behaviors which reflect their beliefs, ethics, and values
  • Students will integrate academic theory and information with the practice and understanding outside the classroom
  • Students will learn to confront and resolve differences between their own values, actions, behaviors, and beliefs.
  • Students will take responsibility for consequences of their choices, actions, and decisions.

Outcome Dimensions (see UNCG SLO Rubric)

  • Personal attributes such as identity, self esteem, confidence, ethics and integrity, spiritual awareness, personal goal setting
  • Manage personal and professional relationships
  • Realistic Self Appraisal and Self-Understanding
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reflective Thinking
  • Intellectual Flexibility

Example Co-Curricular Activities

  • Identity based affinity groups
  • Personal counseling; academic/ life planning; roommate dialogues
  • Individual advising
  • Support groups
  • Peer mentor programs
  • Paraprofessional roles (e.g. resident assistants, peer tutors, sexual assault advisors, peer mentor programs)
  • Ethical decisions, purpose and meaning, core UNCG values
  • Self-identity exercises
  • Participation in religious life activities and events
  • Attendance at a rally, protest, or demonstration, with an accompanying reflection paper
  • Disability support services
  • Student employment
  • Participate in conflict resolution activities, training

 

  1. Health And Wellness

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will establish and maintain personal health
  • Students will learn and practice foundations of physical wellness
  • Learning to effectively cope with adversity, disappointment, and daily life issues
  • Development of ability to acknowledge and share emotions and feelings
  • Evaluate personal choices which may be destructive (tobacco, alcohol, drugs) and make informed choices
  • Development of resilience to overcome challenges of life

Outcome Dimensions (see UNCG SLO Rubric)

  • Personal attributes such as identity, self esteem, confidence, ethics and integrity,

Example Co-Curricular Activities

  • Regular use of the Kaplan Center for Wellness
  • Physical conditioning / wellness classes
  • Use of Gove Health Center or other health care provider
  • Attending counseling workshops, group sessions, or individual counseling if needed
  • Participate in orientation and pre-class workshops focused on getting assistance at UNCG, understanding resources, and learning when you need help
  • Participation in student organizations focused on activity and wellness, such as club sports, intramurals, or other activity-based groups (Quiddich, PowerLifting Club, etc.)
  • Personal counseling; academic/ life planning; roommate dialogues

 

 

 

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