Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for all areas that the Office of the Dean of Students comprises are articulated below:

AccessibleNU

  • Students who engage in programs, activities, and services provided by AccessibleNU will [or will be able to]
  • Demonstrate how to responsibly request their accommodations (Social Responsibility)
  • Explain the process for requesting to take an extra-time exam in the AccessibleNU Center (Cognitive and Practical Skills)

Northwestern Career Advancement

Students who engage in the programs, activities, and services provided by University Career Services will [or will be able to]. . .

  • Determine personal interests, strengths, values, and skills that will inform intentional career decision-making. (Personal Development)
  • Translate their Northwestern experiences (academic, co-curricular, and work-related) in ways that will distinguish them in the job search or academic application process. (Personal Development)
  • Apply career skills (e.g. resume writing, networking) to gain opportunities (e.g. internships, jobs) during and following their Northwestern experience. (Cognitive and Practical Skills)

Off-Campus Life

Students who engage in programs, activities, and services provided by Off- Campus Life will [or will be able to] . . .

  • Manage their own affairs off campus, making use of appropriate Northwestern and Evanston/Chicago resources/services. (Cognitive and Practical Skills)
  • Articulate their rights and responsibilities of being a member of both the Northwestern and Evanston/Chicago communities. (Social Responsibility)

Student Assistance and Support Services

Students who engage in programs, activities, and services provided by Student Assistance and Support Services will [or still be able to] . . .

  • Describe how well-being and health as central to their success (academic, co-curricular, social) at Northwestern. (Personal Development)
  • Reflect on their personal behavior and how it impacts themselves and the community and create a plan with specific behavioral and treatment goals designed to create positive change. (Personal Development)
  • Employ strategic help seeking and positive coping skills that promote self-advocacy and self-efficacy. (Cognitive and Practical Skills)

Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

Students who engage in programs, activities, and services provided by Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution will [or will be able to] . . .

  • Articulate Northwestern’s community expectations (Student Code of Conduct) and practice these expectations in their day-to-day campus activities. (Social Responsibility)
  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for their actions as members of the Northwestern community. (Interpersonal Competence)
  • Utilize conflict resolution skills to address and manage interpersonal disputes. (Interpersonal Competence)
  • Demonstrate congruence between their actions and their personal and community values. (Personal Development)