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Lifelong Learning - Attribute 1

Takes responsibility for learning and personal and/or professional development.

Expanded Description: The lifelong learner pursues inquiry with a personal sense of agency, takes responsibility for his or her own learning (which is broadly based and not limited to discipline or major) and seeks opportunities for personal development. The lifelong learner actively and constantly seeks information about new practices, processes and trends. They are interested in sharing knowledge and skills within a community of practice and/or as a citizen of the larger community.

Personal and/or Professional Development Learning Outcomes

Measurable Outcome 1

Student participates in campus organizations, activities, or clubs and identifies the elements of participation that contribute to personal development.


  • Introduced: during WOW Week (ASI, Student Affairs, Campus Housing); IRA (Instructionally Related Activity)
  • Developed: Co-curricular activities
  • Mastered: Leadership position and/or active participation at university, college, or department level
  • Assessment: NSSE, WASC, YFYE, and Alumni surveys

Measurable Outcome 2

Student uses study support and advising services on campus to increase academic and personal success.


  • Introduced: College activities during SOAR & WOW, interactions with advisors, Student Academic Services,
    Academic Skills Center, and Student Life
  • Developed: Sophomore year
  • Mastered: Junior - senior year
  • Assessment: NSSE, WASC, YFYE, and Alumni surveys

Measurable Outcome 3

Student attends seminars or workshops related to his/her field of study and connects the experience/learning with the field.

Measurable Outcome 4

Student engages in work experience or volunteer activity related to his/her field of study and the student's competence/experience is corroborated by the rating of supervisor(s).


  • Introduced: Information Literacy (introduced to professional literature & organizations of a specific major), major/support courses
  • Developed: Major and co-curricular activities
  • Mastered: Capstone project, membership in the professional organization, conference attendance
  • Assessment: NSSE, WASC
    - University- wide senior survey: Senior or capstone project essay question about the project experience, and what new learning is appropriate for you to succeed in this project
    - Career Services and alumni surveys


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