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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

The Division of Student Success and Engagement is committed to developing and nurturing the whole student. We achieve this goal through a holistic co- curriculum that continually assesses six outcomes of each student’s learning and character development experiences. The co-curriculum is delivered through a variety of educational programs and experiences. Our Student Affairs Annual Report highlights accomplishments and actual student learning throughout the past year. The six outcomes are:

 

It is important that students develop the ability to adapt to changing situations, make complex decisions, solve problems, and realistically evaluate their own actions and the actions of others.

Messiah University students will…

  • Think critically
  • Reflect thoughtfully
  • Reason effectively
  • Maintain intellectual flexibility

Examples of educational programs…

  • Common Chapel & Sixers
  • Cocurricular Educational Programming
  • Student Leadership Programs
  • Semester Long Off Campus Programs

Ultimately, one cannot fully embrace others until he/she has attained a level of self-understanding and a sense of who God created him/her to be.

Messiah University students will…

  • Demonstrate a mature sense of  personal attributes such as identity, self-esteem, confidence, and integrity
  • Mature in their relationship with God in regard to spiritual practices, reconciliation, servant leadership, and embracing life as worship

Examples of educational programs…

  •  Mentoring
  •  Our Commitment Initiative
  •  AROMA Trips
  •  Worship Community

It is important that students be prepared to live, learn, lead, and serve in an increasingly multicultural and global society. In doing so, students must learn to appreciate other voices, places, and experiences.

Messiah University students will…

  • Seek diverse communities and understand their value for the common good
  • Embrace a willingness to reconcile with God and others
  • Welcome diverse perspectives

Examples of educational programs…

  • Living in Community
  • Off Campus Programs
  • Inclusivity Training
  • Heritage Months

It is important for our students to influence the world through servant leadership that emphasizes collaboration, trust, empathy, and the ethical use of power.

Messiah University students will…

  • Demonstrate responsibility to community, state, nation, world, and faith
  • Serve through active involvement with diverse communities and real world challenges
  • Develop effective leadership skills and qualities

Examples of educational programs…

  • Outreach Teams
  • Leadership Retreats
  • Service Day
  • Experiential Learning Initiative
  • MLK Day

It is important that students learn to understand themselves and to build meaningful relationships.

Messiah University students will…

  • Develop dedication to personal goal setting, meaningful relationships, and collaboration
  • Develop a sense of ownership over learning and education achievements that can carry over into career and personal goals
  • Demonstrate a desire to continue professional and personal development through lifelong discovery
  • Be aware of the constantly changing worlds in which we live and the necessity for self-directed adaptation to new opportunities and demands.
  • Become agents of reconciliation.

Examples of educational programs…

  • Student Activities Board
  • Career Coaching
  • Martin and Flowers Programs
  • Recreational Sports

Ultimately, students will be able to live lives that are purposeful, satisfying, and effective as they follow God's calling.

Messiah University students will…

  • Communicate effectively
  • Manage personal affairs
  • Be economically self-sufficient
  • Maintain personal health and wellness
  • Prioritize leisure pursuits
  • Live a purposeful life

Examples of educational programs…

  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Into the City
  • Wellness Initiatives
  • Life Hacks