Student Development

Student Learning Outcomes


Student Learning Outcomes Curriculum Maps Assessment Plan Use of the Evidence of Student Learning Points of Distinction Mission Meaning, Quality, & Integrity

Student Learning Outcomes

Reflective of The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) domains[1], the five Student Development Learning Outcomes are reflective of the PLNU mission, vision, and core values statements as well as support the Institutional Learning Outcomes. The five Student Development Learning Outcomes are:

Cognitive Complexity – Engages with others in constructive ways, assessing assumptions and considering alternative ideas, perspectives and solutions.

Knowledge, Acquisition, Integration, & Application – Seeks new information and uses co-curricular and curricular experiences to integrate knowledge with beliefs, values, and actions.

Humanitarianism & Civic Engagement – Engages in humanitarianism & civic engagement, showing a willingness to engage with individuals from a variety of abilities, cultures, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Interpersonal & Intrapersonal Competence -Gains holistic awareness of self (including emotional, social, occupational, physical, intellectual, and spiritual) and practices self-efficacy.

Practical Competence – Engages in practical skill-building experiences in preparation for  one’s vocation.

[1] Council for the Advancement of  Standards in Higher Education. (2009). CAS professional standards for higher education (7th ed.). Washington, DC. Author