Division Student Learning Outcomes

staff member reading the learning outcomes brochure

At Northwestern University, we believe that student learning happens throughout and across the college experience. The following four broad, division-wide student learning domains and related student learning outcomes statements define/describe the co-curricular learning that takes place through the programs, activities, and services offered by Student Affairs. These learning outcomes also consider and reflect the missions and strategic plans of the University and Student Affairs.

Student Learning Domains & Outcomes

Learning Domain Learning Outcome
Personal Development Personal Development Learning Outcome: Students who engage in Student Affairs programs, activities and services will develop an integrated sense of personal identity, a positive sense of self, and a personal code of ethics.
Interpersonal Competence Interpersonal Competence Learning Outcome: Students who engage in Student Affairs programs, activities and services will develop healthy, respectful, and collaborative relationships with others.
Social Responsibility Social Responsibility Learning Outcome: Students who engage in Student Affairs programs, activities and services will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to social justice and apply that knowledge to create safe, healthy, equitable, and thriving communities.
Cognitive and Practical Skills Cognitive and Practical Skills Learning Outcome: Students who engage in Student Affairs programs, activities and services will acquire and use cognitive and practical skills that will enable them to live healthy, productive, and purposeful lives.

More about the four student learning domains and how we define them can be found in the Student Affairs Student Learning Outcomes booklet