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Learning Outcome Assessment

The mission of the Division of Student Success and Enrollment Services at Bloomsburg University is to facilitate a university experience integral to student success. As educators, student affairs professionals intentionally develop an environment contributing to a student’s learning and leadership, as well as personal and professional development.

Through strategic planning and aligning resources, the Division of Student Success and Enrollment Services assures that its holistic offering of programs and services foster the comprehensive BU Student Experience. The division achieves this through a system of assessment to measure the student learning opportunities within the co-curricular environment provided. The division's functional areas will assess their offerings based on the Student Success and Enrollment Services Learning Domains, Dimensions, and Student Learning Outcomes defined below and report their findings to the Student Success and Enrollment Services Assessment Team for review, analysis, and continuous improvement.

The Bloomsburg University Student Success and Enrollment Services Assessment Team has developed the following Student Learning Domains in order to measure student learning outside the classroom:

Student Learning Domains

Definition:

The ability of students to communicate effectively through verbal, written and electronic methods. Use information, process resources and technology to express and interpret that communication.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who engage in Student Success and Enrollment Services programs, activities, and services will:

  • Communicating Effectively
    • express ideas and facts to others effectively in a variety of formats, particularly written, oral, and visual
    • listen attentively and communicate respectfully with individuals in a range of settings
  • Technical Competence
    • use technology and resources ethically and efficiently to communicate, solve problems, and complete tasks

Definition:

The ability of students to engage in reflective, critical thinking that informs and refines behaviors when applying concepts from in and out of the classroom experiences in their intellectual, professional, personal, and community interactions.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who engage in Student Success and Enrollment Services programs, activities, and services will:

  • Effective Reasoning
    • use complex information from a variety of sources including active participation, personal experiences, and observation to draw logical conclusions and form a decision, opinion, or solution
  • Reflective Thinking
    • identify and adjust behaviors by applying previously understood information, concepts, and experiences to a new situation or setting
  • Demonstrating Professionalism
    • identify and cultivate skills, education, and interests that advance professional aspirations

Definition:

The ability of students to identify and understand the bias and beliefs of themselves, their community, and others, through interaction, self-discovery, and through active participation in cultural traditions.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who engage in Student Success and Enrollment Services programs, activities, and services will:

  • Understanding and Appreciation of Cultural and Human Differences
    • demonstrate open-mindedness, acceptance, fairness, and respect through participation within diverse groups
    • apply awareness, understanding, and appreciation of cultural and human differences to personal and professional situations
    • recognize and identify the characteristics, values, customs and beliefs of various cultures and communities

Definition:

The ability of students to be aware of their emotions, behaviors, ethics, values, and motivations, to analyze their strengths and weaknesses, and to take responsibility for their decisions and actions, and how to tend to their own wellness.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who engage in Student Success and Enrollment Services programs, activities, and services will:

  • Realistic Self-Appraisal, Self-Understanding and Self- Respect
    • articulate and take action based on the analysis of one’s values, beliefs, strengths, and challenges
    • hold oneself accountable for effective balance of personal, educational, work, and social obligations
  • Pursing Goals
    • strategically develop and pursue short and long term personal, educational, and professional goals
  • Commitment to Ethics and Identity
    • accept responsibility for how one’s personal actions affect other people and communities
    • manage adversity and life challenges in a flexible and ethical manner that promote individual growth and development
  • Maintaining Health and Wellness
    • choose and exhibit behaviors that reduce risks and promote one’s physical and emotional health
    • exhibit caring attitudes and form authentic and mutually rewarding human relationships

Definition:

The ability of students to navigate social and organizational systems such that they acknowledge and respect the values of others in their interactions while creating conditions of mutual benefit.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who engage in Student Success and Enrollment Services programs, activities, and services will:

  • Meaningful Relationships
    • recognize elements of interpersonal difference in order to cultivate healthy, meaningful relationships with others
  • Collaboration
    • develop an ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with others, including those with different or conflicting perspectives
    • constructively resolve interpersonal conflicts
  • Effective Leadership
    • demonstrate leadership through role modeling, influence, and service

Definition:

The ability of students to experience the value of community and demonstrate a commitment to social justice, collaborating for the greater good of the community.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who engage in Student Success and Enrollment Services programs, activities, and services will:

  • Sense of Civic Responsibility
    • practice good citizenship by actively engaging in civic, political, and community activities
  • Social Responsibility
    • challenge oppressive systems and behaviors and will work to create change and foster inclusive communities
  • Global Awareness
    • advocate for important social, economic, and environmental issues that relate to personal, community, and global values
  • Community Involvement
    • practice good citizenship by holding active membership, ownership, and commitment to community groups, programs, Bloomsburg University, etc.

Co-Curricular Learning Experiences

Co-curricular Learning Experiences (CLEs) will be documented and processed by following this procedure:

  1. Twice a year a communique will go out requesting the coordinators for a co-curricular learning experience to forward to the Office of the Registrar the BUCC approved CLE courses that should be offered for the upcoming term.
  2. Based upon the information submitted to the Office of the Registrar, the CLE will be added in MyHusky for use in scheduling.
  3. Scheduling and enrollment deadlines for a CLE will follow the same guidelines as all other academic courses. A student can be enrolled into an experience up until the end of the add/drop period for the term (8 days into the term). Withdrawal deadlines will also be enforced.
  4. When the experience is completed for a term, the professional of record will then enter whether or not the student successfully completed the experience by recording a pass or fail in MyHusky
  5. The experience will be noted on a transcript for all students who participated in the CLE in the same manner as all other coursework attempted in the term.
  6. The Office of the Registrar will manually adjust the degree audit for any student who successfully completes the CLE to reflect the earned General Education Points for the experience. (Master Schedule Change Form)

How can I create a Co-Curricular Learning Experience (CLE)?

Bloomsburg University has approved the following Co-Curricular Learning Experiences (CLEs):

COURSE CO-CURRICULAR LEARNING EXPERIENCE (CLE)
CLE 101 Student Affairs 101 - Leadership Certification Program (LCP)
CLE 111 Varsity Athletics
CLE 244 Military and Veterans - Unique Experiences
CLE 280 University Writing Center - Practicum
CLE 290 Writing in the Disciplines - Practicum
CLE 301 CGA President
CLE 380 BU Writing Center - Special Topic
CLE 390 Writing in the Disciplines Special Topic

Featured Assessments

Program:

Graduate Hall Director Training

Graduate Hall Directors will be able to:

  • write clear and concise incident reports
  • design and develop a residence hall program using the department's programming model
  • demonstrate emergency response protocol in a crisis incident

Program:

Student Judicial Process

Students who participate in the University judicial process will be able to:

  • convey to the community which was impacted by their behavior and describe the impact
  • list three opportunities to become and involved and active member of the on-campus community
  • list three solutions and/or alternate activities for avoiding the situation which led them to participate in the judicial process
  • list two resources on or off-campus where they can find academic, social or other support

Program:

Card Center Student Technicians

Students will be able to:

  • develop and demonstrate a variety of customer service skills
  • develop and demonstrate skills needed to properly use computer software and related technologies
  • recognize the diverse backgrounds and varying skill sets of their peers while fostering strong interpersonal relationships

Program:

Peer Awareness With Students (PAWS)

Students will be able to:

  • acquire basic knowledge about health, well-being and how alcohol and other drugs interfere
  • acquire the skills in peer mentoring / education as outlined in the BACCHUS training course

Program:

Club Sport Officers

Students will be able to:

  • identify and articulate their leadership style
  • understand risk components of club management as outlined by Club Sport Office
  • apply concepts of marketing communication as a tool for member recruitment and retention

Program:

Varsity Athletics

Student-Athletes will be able to:

  • prioritize commitments and time management skills
  • communicate their learning experience
  • prioritize goals and the steps it will take to reach them
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Assessment Team

The Bloomsburg University Student Success and Enrollment Services Team (SSEST) is made up of a diverse group of individuals across the Student Success and Enrollment Services division representing its functional areas. The SSEST collects and reviews assessment information in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the programs and services provided by the division to the University community.

James McCormack

James McCormack

  • Associate Vice President of Student Development & Campus Life
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Jen White

  • Director, Campus Recreation and Club Sports