Student Learning Outcomes
It is our expectation that students receiving the minor in Leadership Studies, will be able to:
- Identify and understand contemporary theories of leadership.
- Practice leadership consistent with one's personal philosophy.
- Understand and be able to apply appropriately the skills of problem solving and conflict resolution.
- Understand and appreciate frameworks for ethical decision-making.
- Demonstrate knowledge of personal beliefs and values and a commitment to continuing personal reflection and reassessment.
- Identify and comprehend the impact of culture on one’s leadership style.
- Evaluate one’s growth as an interculturally competent leader.
- Understand that innovation and collaboration are important to leading personal, community, national and world change.
See how the School of Leadership Studies (SLS) core courses align with SLS student learning outcomes and University student learning outcomes.
Assessment summary of progress
Summary progress on the assessment of student learning outcomes. According to Angelo and Cross (1993), assessment is an approach designed to help teachers find out what students are learning in the classroom and how well they are learning it. For quality assessment to take place, you must have faculty involvement. I am pleased to say that not only does the SLS have faculty involvement but faculty buy-in. Due to early support and encouragement from our director, a culture of assessment has been created. This report shows us that there is much work to be done but some success has been achieved. Conversely, we need to work toward a more balanced approach to assessment that includes graded and nongraded assignments. The assessment data tells us that our students understand the concepts being assessed however, we are not able to say how well our students are learning all eight of the SLOs. Assessment as a process is ongoing and our journey continues.