Student Development

Program Purpose


Student Development is not a program (i.e. major course of study) at the University. Rather, Student Development courses are designed to support the overall mission of the University by facilitating the academic, career, and personal developent of students. Student Development courses are offered by clinical faculty from the Counseling and Career Center, academic advisors from various areas of campus, as well as adjunct professionals from a wide range of disciplines. Student Development courses enhance the overall development of students by:

1. Teaching academic skills including reading, time management, and overall study skills. 

2. Teaching students how to effectively explore and choose majors and careers.

3. Preparing students for future internship, career, and graduate school opportunities.

4. Enhancing self-awareness, promoting mental health, and clarifying values, leading to more effective decision making and planning.

5. Teaching leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to be an effective student leader and community member.

Learning Outcomes


As Student Development is not a program, learning outcomes are assessed at the course level. Learning outcomes, assessments, and alignment tables are produced year for each Student Development course. Currently, results are stored by the Student Development manager in the Counseling and Career Center. These documents will be uploaded for each course as the capability becomes available.

Evidence of Learning


Evidence of learning and the results of assessments of learning outcomes is completed at the course level each May.

Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement


Evidence of learning and the results of assessments of learning outcomes is completed at the course level each May.