Student Learning

The ability to create educational environments and experiences that intentionally provide students with opportunities for developing intellectual and interpersonal skills, beyond the traditional time and place boundaries.sl

Skill sets associated with this competency include:

Student Development Theory

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of student development theories and understanding of their application to students’ holistic development in cocurricular settings

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to apply appropriate developmental theories and models
  • Ability to identify resources for continued learning and professional development

Instruction and Training

Knowledge required:

  • Understanding of different pedagogy methods and learning styles

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to design learning environments and activities that are responsive to individual student needs and skills
  • Understanding that learning and personal development occur through interactions between students and their environments broadly defined to include other people, physical spaces, and cultural milieus
  • Ability to identify and apply non-mainstream developmental theories (e.g., gender/women’s ways of knowing), queer identity, and multiculturalism identity

Identifying Desired Outcomes

Knowledge required:

  • Understanding of collegiate environments and how person-environment interactions affect student development

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to allocate resources and create environments focused on student learning

Assessing Outcomes

Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of assessment, evaluation, and research methods and practices
  • Knowledge of institutional and national assessment practices and instruments related to student learning and student engagement (e.g., Cooperative Institutional Research Program, National Survey of Student Engagement)

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to interpret a sound study or evaluation.
  • Ability to design, conduct, and report on a sound research study, student assessment, or program evaluation, grounded in the appropriate literature

Advising

Knowledge required:

  • Understanding of individual and group counseling theories, techniques, and processes

Skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to develop effective advising relationships with students and staff
  • Ability to adapt advising techniques and styles to meet the needs of an individual or group
  • Ability to identify resources and materials to remain current in literature related to the profession
  • Ability to identify individual or group needs beyond the scope of one’s ability and identify additional or outside resources

 

Updated March 31, 2015