Core Values and Learning Outcomes
Commitment to Spirituality
- Demonstrate that students are our priority
- Support student learning
- Measure our success by the success of each student
- Empower students to take responsibility for their own education and future
Respect for the Individual
- Balance action with contemplation
- Develop awareness of spirituality, faith, and religion
- Increase awareness and clarity about personal and professional values
- Leave the world a better place
- Demonstrate dignity and respect for everyone
- Value, trust, and help each other
- Strive for justice and fairness in all relationships
- Recognize and acknowledge achievement on every level
OUTCOMES OF AN URSULINE EDUCATION
- Involve others to multiply effectiveness
- Achieve goals through productive cooperation in the College and world community
- Appreciate synergy that comes with involvement from multiple perspectives
- Model collaboration in all of our activities and endeavors
- Analyze and Synthesize by examining and distinguishing constituent elements (analysis) and combining parts or elements into a whole (synthesis).
- Communicate Effectively by exchanging ideas, thoughts, opinions or feelings through a common system of language, symbols, signs or gestures appropriate for everyday living.
- Interact Socially by engaging in behavior that permits effective relationships in both one-to-one and group situations.
- Make Decisions Based on Values by making discriminations based upon the consideration of what the individual prizes as ethical, socially worthwhile, good, beautiful, and true.
- Respond to Beauty by integrating the cognitive and affective domains in a personal experience of the arts.
- Solve Problems by finding a solution to a question or situation that presents uncertainty or difficulty.
- Take Responsibility for Society by accepting the obligation to respond to unjust or oppressive social situations.
- Collaborative learning is collegial, cooperative, connected; it takes into account issues of gender, race and class.
- Global learning takes place in a wide variety of cultures.
- Historical learning provides an understanding of ourselves and society in relation to the human condition over time.
- Philosophical learning is built around values and meaning.
- Religious learning respects the spiritual dimensions of life.
- Scientific learning involves inquiry, posing hypotheses and systematically supporting them.