College-wide Goals for Student Learning

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Who contributed to the final draft of the statement?

Feedback from the following sources was integrated into the text of the motion:

  • Written comments prepared at the faculty meeting of December 6, 2012
  • Student Government Association meetings of December 4, 2012  and January 22, 2013
  • Open forum for all faculty and staff on January 15, 2013
  • Form Creator questionnaires distributed to all faculty and all staff, open through mid-February
  • Meetings with, and written feedback from, a wide variety of staff offices:
  • International and Off-Campus Studies
  • Office of the Registrar and Academic Advising
  • Academic Support Center
  • Multicultural Affairs and Special Assistant for Diversity
  • Libraries
  • Information Technology
  • Piper Center
  • Admissions and Financial Aid
  • TRiO and Student Support Services
  • Music Organizations
  • Week One Committee
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Residence Life
  • Health Services
  • Public Safety
  • Counseling Center
  • Student Activities Office
  • Wellness Center
  • International Student Services
  • Bon Appetit
  • Pastor’s Office
  • Student Work Coordinator
  • Supervisors of custodial staff
  • Martin E. Marty Professor of Religion and the Academy


Additional resources consulted in the process of developing and refining the statement include the following:

St. Olaf sources:

  • St. Olaf College mission statement and College website description of distinctive features of St. Olaf
  • Intended learning outcomes for St. Olaf General Education requirements
  • Draft St. Olaf Academic Division Benchmarking Framework (Dean of the College, IR&E, Assessment Subcommittee)
  • St. Olaf College Dean of Students Office working group suggestions
  • St. Olaf College/Wabash Center Project list of Main Street-related intended outcomes
  • St. Olaf College Piper Center for Vocation and Career, Transferable Skills for Liberal Arts

Professional association sources:

External institutional sources:

Intended learning outcomes statements posted by other institutions of varying types, e,g. Cornell University and theUniversity of Minnesota-Duluth


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