Learning Outcomes

University Learning Goals (ULG)


Specialized Knowledge
Mastered the depth of knowledge required for a degree, as identified by its program learning outcomes.
Broad Integrative Knowledge
Mastery in each step of an investigative, creative or practical project (i.e. brainstorming, planning, formulating hypotheses or complex questions, designing, creating, completing, and communicating).
An understanding of the implications of results or findings from a particular work in a societal context (i.e. social or economic implications of a scientific finding).
Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree will have demonstrated an understanding of critical components of broad academic areas, the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences and their integration.
Intellectual Skills
Fluency in the use of specific theories, tools, technology and graphical representation.
Skills and abilities necessary for life-long learning: critical and creative thinking, effective communication, conscientious information gathering and processing, mastery of quantitative methodologies, and the ability to engage effectively in collaborative activities.
Applied Knowledge
The ability to integrate theory, practice, and problem-solving to address practical issues.
The ability to apply their knowledge and skills to new settings or in addressing complex problems.
The ability to work productively as individuals and in groups.
Social and Global Responsibilities
The ability to act intentionally and ethically to address a global or local problem in an informed manner with a multicultural and historical perspective and a clear understanding of societal and civic responsibilities.
Diverse and global perspectives through engagement with the multidimensional SJSU community.

 

University Housing Services Program Learning Outcomes 

 

Educational Priority: Residential Life seeks to facilitate the development of Spartan Strong residents. We define a Spartan Strong resident as one that develops meaning points of connection to SJSU, is invested in the safety and security of themselves and others, is actively involved in the development of inclusive communities and takes pride in being a SJSU Spartan.

Goal One: Residents will explore and continually develop SELF

LO1

Residents will explore their identities through a variety of 1:1 dialogue opportunities within their community. (connectedness) (maps to ULG’s Intellectual Skills and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

LO2

Residents will have opportunities to learn and celebrate the identities of others in their residential community. (inclusiveness) (maps to ULG’s Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

LO3

 

Residents will engage in the development of an inclusive community through active and passive experiences facilitated in their residential community. (inclusiveness/connectedness) (maps to ULG’s  Broad Integrative Knowledge, Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

LO4

Residents will develop and affirm their identities through “self authoring” activities and experiences. (inclusiveness/connectedness) ) (maps to ULG’s  Broad Integrative Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

LO5 

Residents will explore their academic pursuits and feel a membership to the community of scholarship. (spirit-pride/academics) ) (maps to ULG’s  Broad Integrative Knowledge, Intellectual Skills and/or Applied Knowledge

LO6

Residents will take ownership of their personal safety through exposure and access to campus resources. (safety/security) ) (maps to ULG’s  Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

 

Goal Two: Residents will demonstrate a responsibility to their SURROUNDINGS

LO1

Residents will know how to get involved in residential leadership opportunities. (connectedness) ) (maps to ULG’s Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

LO2

Residents will be exposed to co-curricular involvement opportunities at SJSU/in the surrounding San José community. (connectedness) ) (maps to ULG’s  Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

LO3

Residents will be able to identify where to go for help/assistance in their specific residential community and on campus. (safety/security) ) (maps to ULG’s  Broad Integrative Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

LO4

Residents will be able to identify three (3) support services on campus. (safety-security/academics) ) (maps to ULG’s Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

LO5

Residents will engage in and foster caring relationships in their living and learning communities. (inclusiveness) ) (maps to ULG’s Broad Integrative Knowledge, Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

LO6

Residents will be presented with opportunities to engage in events promoting Spartan Spirit. (spirit/pride) ) (maps to ULG’s Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

 

Goal Three: Residents will identify and actively prepare for their next STEPS

LO1

Residents will be able to identify three (3) academic support resources at San José State University. (connectedness/ academics)  (maps to ULG’s  Intellectual Skills and/or Applied Knowledge)

LO2 

Residents will be exposed to resources that will assist them through their various transitions while living on campus/at SJSU. (connectedness) (maps to ULG’s  Intellectual Skills and/or Applied Knowledge)

LO3

Residents will participate in activities to support their career goals and/or future aspirations. (connectedness/ academics) (maps to ULG’s Broad Integrative Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

LO4

Residents will have opportunities to examine identity in relationship to their larger community/global environment. (inclusiveness) (maps to ULG’s  Broad Integrative Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)

LO5

Residents will be presented with opportunities to develop life-skills that compliment academic learning and encourage a commitment to life-long learning. (safety-security/academics) (maps to ULG’s  Broad Integrative Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge and/or Social Goals and Responsibilities)