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:

As a result of living on campus, Spartans will engage as contributing and empowered individuals who foster thriving communities.


Learning Goals:

1. Self-Awareness - Spartans will be able to shape their values and develop their own self; in doing so, learn, recognize, and reflect on their experiences.
Each student will be able to:

a. identify strategies for independent living.
b. engage in behaviors to promote their personal health and wellness.
c. reflect and learn from past experiences.
d. exercise purposeful decision making.
e. align their behaviors with their purpose.


2. Relationships - Spartans will be able to discover their roles and connections to their communities; in doing so, understand critical components for successful relationships.
Each student will be able to:

a. recognize multiple perspectives.
b. demonstrate effective communication skills.
c. contribute to others’ sense of belonging within communities.
d. recognize their responsibilities to others.
e. engage in ways that better communities.


3. Cultural competency - Spartans will be able to explain the various aspects of their identities and how it relates to diverse communities; in doing so, find an appreciation and acceptance of differences.
Each student will be able to:

a. articulate their own identity.
b. demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of diverse values and experiences of others.
c. recognize the social structure in place around difference.


4. Social engagement - Spartans will be able to gain an understanding about community responsibility for the common good; in doing so, advocate for a culture of care and equal access for all.
Each student will be able to:

a. describe their responsibility to their communities.
b. advocate for themselves and others.
c. affirm the worth of individuals and communities.