Student Learning Outcomes

It is expected that every ACE Course will foster several, but not necessarily all, of the following student outcomes:

Through participation in an academic civic engagement course, students will demonstrate increased…

1. Civic knowledge Ability to describe the social, political and historical contexts of civic/community organizations.

2. Civic learning Ability to apply academic knowledge and proficiencies (such as written and oral communication, teamwork, critical and creative thinking, information literacy, intercultural competency, quantitative skills, etc.) in service of a civic/community aim.

3. Civic self-understanding Ability to evaluate one’s academic knowledge and proficiencies (such as written and oral communication, teamwork, critical and creative thinking, information literacy, intercultural competency, quantitative skills, etc.) in service of a civic/community aim.

4. Civic reflection Ability to describe and evaluate one’s civic/community aims and accomplishments.

5. Civic efficacy Confidence in one’s ability to contribute effectively to civic and community endeavors.

6. Civic action Commitment to pursue civic, community and work roles that foster the common good.

7. Vocational integration Ability to articulate how to use one’s knowledge and skills to contribute in personal, civic or work roles.

These Student Learning Outcomes were drafted November 5th, 2010 by Mary Carlsen, Bruce Dalgaard, Eric Fure-Slocum, Dana Gross, Dan Hofrenning, Naurine Lennox, Paul Roback, Kathy Tegtmeyer Pak and Nate Jacobi (CEL).