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Academic Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

 

 

 

Academic Majors

 

Applied Psychology, B.A.

Biology, B.S.

Biology Education Composite, B.S.Ed.

Business Administration, B.S.

Business Administration, B.A.S.

Chemistry, B.S.

Chemistry Education Composite, B.S.Ed.

Communication, B.A.

Computer Information Systems, B.S.

Computer Information Systems, B.A.S.

Early Childhood, B.A.

Early Childhood Education, B.S.Ed.

Elementary Education, B.S.Ed.

English, B.A.

English Education, B.S.Ed.

Fitness & Wellness, B.S.

Geography Education, B.S.Ed.

Health, B.S.

Health Education, B.S.Ed.

History Education, B.S.Ed.

Mathematics, B.S.

Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed.

Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.

Nursing, B.S.N.

Physical Education, B.S.Ed.

Social Science, B.A.

Social Science Education Composite, B.S.Ed.

Special Education, B.S.Ed.

Sports Management, B.S.

Studies in Education, B.A.

University Studies, B.U.S.

Stand-alone Minors

Accounting

Coaching

Developmental Adaptive Physical Education

General Science

Library Media and Information Science

Music Education

Physical Science/Physical Science Education

Science for the Elementary Teacher

Sociology

 

 


 SLOs by Major

Applied Psychology, B.A.

SLO #1:      Students will demonstrate knowledge of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and historical trends in psychology.

SLO #2:         Students will understand and apply psychological principles in interpersonal situations and vocational settings.

SLO #3:         Students will use critical and creative thinking to solve problems related to behavior, mental processes, and challenges faced by persons of all backgrounds and experiences.

SLO #4:         Students will demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills using current technology to enhance their own and others understanding.  

 

Biology, B.S.

SLO #1:         Students will acquire a content knowledge base in the traditional biology core commensurate with career goals.

SLO #2:         Students will communicate scientific information both orally and in writing.

SLO #3:         Students will apply quantitative or qualitative theories of science to a broad variety of biological problems (including experiential component).

SLO #4:         Students will construct and critically analyze scientific arguments. 

SLO #5:         Students will integrate technology appropriate to their major into their work products.

 

Biology Education Composite, B.S.Ed.

SLO #1:         Students will apply a strong content knowledge of science to teaching.

SLO #2:         Students will communicate scientific information both orally and in writing.

SLO #3:         Students will apply quantitative or qualitative theories of science to a broad variety of biological problems (including experiential component).

SLO #4:         Students will construct and critically analyze scientific arguments.

SLO #5:         Students will integrate technology appropriate to their major into their work products.

 

 

Business Administration, B.S.

SLO #1:       Students will apply business theories and/or methods to solve problems.

SLO #2:         Students will demonstrate successful individual and collaborative communication skills.

SLO #3:         Students will demonstrate the ability to adapt to change through personal and professional awareness of self, others and the environment.

SLO #4:         Students will demonstrate proficiency with technology appropriate for the contemporary business environment. 

SLO #5:         Students will participate in experiential learning in at least one of the following ways: internships, service learning, or leadership experience.

 

Business Administration, B.A.S.

SLO #1:       Students will apply business theories and/or methods to solve problems.

SLO #2:       Students will demonstrate successful individual and collaborative communication skills.

SLO #3:         Students will demonstrate the ability to adapt to change through personal and professional awareness of self, others and the environment.

SLO #4:         Students will demonstrate proficiency with technology appropriate for the contemporary business environment.

 

Chemistry, B.S.

SLO #1:         Students will acquire a content knowledge base commensurate with career goals.

SLO #2:         Students will communicate scientific information both orally and in writing.

SLO #3:         Students will apply quantitative or qualitative theories of science to a broad variety of chemical problems (including experiential component).

SLO #4:         Students will construct and critically analyze scientific arguments.

SLO #5:         Students will integrate technology into work products.

 

Chemistry Education Composite, B.S.Ed.

SLO #1:         Students will apply a strong content knowledge of science to teaching.

SLO #2:         Students will communicate scientific information both orally and in writing.

SLO #3:         Students will apply quantitative or qualitative theories of science to a broad variety of chemical problems (including experiential component).

SLO #4:         Students will construct and critically analyze scientific arguments.

SLO #5:         Students will integrate technology appropriate to their major into their work products.

 

Communication, B.A.

SLO #1:       Students will develop arguments, theses, goals, and plans by gathering, interpreting, analyzing, and organizing information into logical frameworks.

SLO #2:         Students will effectively adapt their communication to the rhetorical situation.

SLO #3:         Students will enhance their writing, speaking, nonverbal, and listening skills to more effectively communicate. 

SLO #4:         Students will demonstrate their ability to communicate through a wide range of multimedia technologies including, but not limited to, multimedia software, radio broadcasts (Comet Radio), etc.

SLO #5:         Students will demonstrate their acquired communication skills in appropriate internships or practica.

 

Computer Information Systems, B.S.

SLO #1:       Students will apply theories and/or methods to solve problems.

SLO #2:         Students will demonstrate successful individual and collaborative communication skills.

SLO #3:         Students will demonstrate the ability to use content knowledge and skills relevant to the workplace

SLO #4:         Students will demonstrate proficiency and resourcefulness appropriate for the contemporary business environment. 

SLO #5:         Students will participate in experiential learning in at least one of the following ways: internships, service learning, or leadership experience.

 

Computer Information Systems, B.A.S.

SLO #1:       Students will apply theories and/or methods to solve problems.

SLO #2:         Students will demonstrate successful individual and collaborative communication skills.

SLO #3:         Students will demonstrate the ability to use content knowledge and skills relevant to the workplace

SLO #4:         Students will demonstrate proficiency and resourcefulness appropriate for the contemporary business environment. 

 

Early Childhood, B.A.

SLO #1:      Students will know and be able to promote child development and learning.

SLO #2:         Students will know and be able to build family and community relationships.

SLO #3:         Students will know and be able to observe, document, and assess.

SLO #4:         Students will know and be able to use developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families.

SLO #5:         Students will know and be able to use content knowledge to build meaningful curricula and use technology appropriately.

SLO #6:         Students will identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession by practicing effective oral and written communication skills.

 

Early Childhood Education, B.S.Ed.

SLO #1:      Students will demonstrate knowledge of child development and learning theories in early childhood (infant through third grade)

SLO #2:         Students will demonstrate instructional strategies that are developmentally appropriate for diverse learners

SLO #3:         Students will know and be able to use content knowledge to build meaningful curricula and use technology appropriately

SLO #4:         Students will know and be able to use developmentally effective approaches to connect with children, families and communities. 

SLO #5:         Students will identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession by practicing effective written and oral communication skills

SLO #6:         Students will be able to observe, document and assess.

 

Elementary Education, B.S.Ed.

SLO #1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of concepts and applications of learning theories and assessment techniques from childhood through adolescence.

SLO #2: Students will demonstrate instructional strategies that are developmentally appropriate for diverse learners.

SLO #3: Students will apply effective verbal and non-verbal communication, multi-media, computers, and current technology skills in education settings.

SLO #4: Students will participate in opportunities to interact with the community, schools, and society.

SLO #5: Students will demonstrate professional dispositions to be successful teacher education candidates.

 

English, B.A.

SLO #1:      Graduates will have construed texts from various historical periods, genres and cultures with comprehension and without anachronistic interpretations.

SLO #2:     Graduates will have analyzed topics orally, in writing and with appropriate technology attending to issues of style, theme, structure, language, technique and or versification.

 

SLO #3:     Graduates will have successfully completed the Praxis English, Literature, Content and Composition examination. 

SLO #4:     Graduates will have successfully completed English 325 with its technological component including evaluation of electronic sources.

 

English Education, B.S.Ed.

SLO #1:      Graduates will have construed texts from various historical periods, genres and cultures with comprehension and without anachronistic interpretations.

SLO #2:      Graduates will have analyzed topics orally, in writing and with appropriate technology attending to issues of style, theme, structure, language, technique and or versification.

SLO #3:         Graduates will have successfully completed the Praxis English, Literature, Content and Composition examination.

SLO #4:         Graduates will have successfully completed English 325 with its technological component including evaluation of electronic sources.

SLO #5:      Graduates will be able to prepare high school students to meet the English standards for high school graduation previously established by the North Dakota Board of Higher Education.

 

Fitness & Wellness, B.S.

SLO #1: Students will serve as advocates for fitness through the demonstration and application of discipline-specific concepts.

SLO #2: Students will effectively communicate through a variety of methods with a discipline-specific population.

SLO #3: Students will utilize a variety of technological resources and equipment to enhance discipline-specific population engagement and learning.

SLO #4: Students will assess individual understanding of discipline-specific concepts and utilize that assessment toward overall improvement.

 

Geography Education, B.S.Ed.

SLO #1: Graduates are able to conduct independent scholarly research that produces a paper and to present accurately and intelligibly that knowledge to an audience, using appropriate technologies.

SLO #2: Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the North Dakota State Standards for the Social Studies, and possess the content knowledge required to work with those standards using appropriate technologies.

SLO #3: Graduates will demonstrate reading and writing skills.

SLO #4: Graduates will be able to critically think about relevant issues.

 

Health, B.S.

SLO #1:      Students will serve as advocates for fitness through the demonstration and application of discipline-specific concepts

SLO #2:         Students will effectively communicate through a variety of methods with a discipline-specific population

SLO #3:         Students will utilize a variety of technological resources and equipment to enhance discipline-specific population engagement and learning

SLO #4:         Students will assess individual understanding of discipline-specific concepts and utilize that assessment toward overall improvement 

 

Health Education, B.S.Ed.

SLO #1:      Students will serve as advocates for fitness through the demonstration and application of discipline-specific concepts

SLO #2:         Students will effectively communicate through a variety of methods with a discipline-specific population

SLO #3:         Students will utilize a variety of technological resources and equipment to enhance discipline-specific population engagement and learning

SLO #4:         Students will assess individual understanding of discipline-specific concepts and utilize that assessment toward overall improvement 

 

History Education, B.S.Ed.

SLO #1:      Graduates are able to conduct independent scholarly research that produces a paper and to present accurately and intelligibly that knowledge to an audience, using appropriate technologies.

SLO #2:      Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the North Dakota State Standards for the Social Studies, and possess the content knowledge required to work with those standards using appropriate technologies.

SLO #3:         Graduates will demonstrate reading and writing skills.

SLO #4:         Graduates will be able to critically think about relevant issues.

 

Mathematics, B.S.

SLO #1:         Students will acquire a content knowledge base commensurate with career goals.

SLO #2:         Students will communicate scientific information both orally and in writing.

SLO #3:         Students will apply quantitative or qualitative theories of science to a broad variety of biological problems (including experiential component).

SLO #4:         Students will construct and critically analyze scientific arguments. 

SLO #5:         Students will integrate technology appropriate to their major into their work products.

 

Mathematics Education, B.S.Ed.

SLO #1:         Students will acquire a content knowledge base commensurate with career goals.

SLO #2:         Students will communicate scientific information both orally and in writing.

SLO #3:         Students will apply quantitative or qualitative theories of science to a broad variety of biological problems (including experiential component).

SLO #4:         Students will construct and critically analyze scientific arguments. 

SLO #5:         Students will integrate technology appropriate to their major into their work products.

 

Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.

SLO #1:         Students will acquire a content knowledge base commensurate with career goals.

SLO #2:         Students will communicate scientific information both orally and in writing.

SLO #3:         Students will apply quantitative or qualitative theories of science to a broad variety of scientific problems (including experiential component).

SLO #4:         Students will construct and critically analyze scientific arguments.

SLO #5:         Integrate technology into work products.

 

Nursing, B.S.N.

SLO #1:         Students will provide leadership within the complex heath care system that integrates an understanding of organizational systems and the internal and external forces that impact them.

SLO #2:         Students will engage in evidence-based practice as a means of enhancing the quality of patient care.

SLO #3:         Students will use information technologies to improve patient care outcomes and the environments in which patient care occurs.

SLO #4:         Students will engage in culturally appropriate approaches that promote health and prevent disease and injury in diverse populations.

SLO #5:         Students will develop collaborative relationships both inter- and intra- professionally that enable the nurse to effectively advocate for patients, the nursing profession, and the health care system.

SLO #6:         Students will model professionalism based on a foundation of personal values, ethical principles, and the nursing profession’s values and standards.  

 

Physical Education, B.S.Ed.

SLO #1:      Students will serve as advocates for fitness through the demonstration and application of discipline-specific concepts

SLO #2:         Students will effectively communicate through a variety of methods with a discipline-specific population

SLO #3:         Students will utilize a variety of technological resources and equipment to enhance discipline-specific population engagement and learning

SLO #4:         Students will assess individual understanding of discipline-specific concepts and utilize that assessment toward overall improvement 

 

Social Science, B.A.

SLO #1: Graduates are able to conduct independent scholarly research that produces a paper and to present accurately and intelligibly that knowledge to an audience, using appropriate technologies.

SLO #2: Graduates will have content knowledge.

SLO #3: Graduates will demonstrate reading and writing skills.

SLO #4: Graduates will be able to critically think about relevant issues. 

SLO #5: Graduates will complete an internship, service learning, or leadership experience.

 

Social Science Education Composite, B.S.Ed.

SLO #1: Graduates are able to conduct independent scholarly research that produces a paper and to present accurately and intelligibly that knowledge to an audience, using appropriate technologies.

SLO #2: Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the North Dakota State Standards for the Social Studies, and possess the content knowledge required to work with those standards using appropriate technologies.

SLO #3:  Graduates will demonstrate reading and writing skills.

SLO #4:  Graduates will be able to critically think about relevant issues. 

 

Special Education, B.S.Ed.

SLO #1:       Students will demonstrate instructional strategies and assessments that are developmentally appropriate for diverse learners.

SLO #2:       Students will observe, document, and analyze characteristics, behaviors, and learning environments of populations with special needs.

SLO #3:         Students will apply effective verbal and non-verbal communication, multi-media, computers and current technology skills in education settings

SLO #4:         Students will demonstrate professional and ethical practice through collaborative interactions

 

Sports Management, B.S.

SLO #1:       Students will serve as advocates for fitness through the demonstration and application of discipline-specific concepts

SLO #2:         Students will effectively communicate through a variety of methods with a discipline-specific population

SLO #3:         Students will utilize a variety of technological resources and equipment to enhance discipline-specific population engagement and learning

SLO #4:         Students will assess individual understanding of discipline-specific concepts and utilize that assessment toward overall improvement 

 

Studies in Education, B.A.

SLO #1:      Students will demonstrate knowledge of concepts and applications of learning theories and assessment techniques from childhood through adolescence.

SLO #2:         Students will demonstrate instructional strategies that are developmentally appropriate for diverse learners.

SLO #3:         Students will apply effective verbal and non-verbal communication, multi-media, computers, and current technology skills in education settings.

SLO #4:         Students will participate in opportunities to interact with the community, schools, and  society.

SLO #5:         Students will demonstrate professional dispositions to be successful teacher education candidates.

 

 

Stand-alone Minors

Accounting - minor

SLO #1:      Students will be able to provide business theories and/or methods to solve problems

SLO #2:         Students will demonstrate proficiency with technology appropriate for the contemporary business environment

 

Coaching - minor

SLO #1:      Students will serve as advocates for fitness through the demonstration and application of discipline-specific concepts

SLO #2:         Students will effectively communicate through a variety of methods with a discipline-specific population

SLO #3:         Students will utilize a variety of technological resources and equipment to enhance discipline-specific population engagement and learning

SLO #4:         Students will assess individual understanding of discipline-specific concepts and utilize that assessment toward overall improvement 

 

Developmental Adaptive Physical Education - minor

SLO #1:       Students will serve as advocates for fitness through the demonstration and application of discipline-specific concepts

SLO #2:         Students will effectively communicate through a variety of methods with a discipline-specific population

SLO #3:         Students will utilize a variety of technological resources and equipment to enhance discipline-specific population engagement and learning

SLO #4:         Students will assess individual understanding of discipline-specific concepts and utilize that assessment toward overall improvement 

 

University Studies, B.U.S.

SLO #1:       Oral Communication. Students will actively and critically express and receive ideas through spoken languages with the goal of achieving shared understanding of meaning.

SLO #2:         Written communication. Students will write effectively in a variety of genres and media to address different audiences for specific purposes, using sources and evidence appropriate to the context.

SLO #3:         Breadth of knowledge. Students will involve the accumulation, integration, and application of different fields of study.

SLO #4:         Critical and Creative Thinking. Students will include the processes of inquiry, analysis, evaluation, discovery, and invention applied to a situation, scenario, issue or problem.

SLO #5:         Personal and Social Responsibility. Students will include civic knowledge and engagement, intercultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning and action, foundations and skills for lifelong learning. 

 

General Science - minor

SLO #1:      Students will acquire a content knowledge base in their minor core commensurate with career goals.

SLO #2:         Students will communicate minor-appropriate information both orally and in writing.

SLO #3:         Students will apply quantitative and/or qualitative theories of science to a broad variety of problems (including experiential component.)

SLO #4:         Students will construct and critically analyze scientific and/or mathematical arguments.

SLO #5:         Students will integrate technology appropriate to their minor into their work products. 

 

Library Media and Information Science - minor

SLO #1:      Students will be able to choose children’s and young adult literature, media, and information resources and establish an acquisition process that ensures resources are cataloged, organized and available when needed.  

SLO #2:         Students will assess needs in the use of media, materials and technology to support effective instruction and integrate and promote the use of current and appropriate instructional technology into the curriculum.

SLO #3:         Students will develop and teach lessons that address and model information literacy, library media skills, and the socially responsible use of information technology, while promoting intellectual freedom in a democratic society.

 

Music Education - minor

SLO #1:     Students will perform simple melodies on the piano, accompanying with I, IV, and V chords in three different keys 

SLO #2:         Students will successfully conduct an instrumental or vocal ensemble

SLO #3:         Students will arrange an instrumental or choral composition (a maximum of 24 measures in length), depending on emphasis, for two, three or four parts.

SLO #4:         Students will lead a music lesson for elementary students and possess the content knowledge required to work with music education standards using appropriate teaching methods and technologies.

SLO #5:         Students will display proficiency in sight reading ability vocally and/or instrumentally.

 

Physical Science/Physical Science Education - minor

SLO #1:       Students will acquire a content knowledge base in their minor core commensurate with career goals.

SLO #2:         Students will communicate minor-appropriate information both orally and in writing.

SLO #3:         Students will apply quantitative and/or qualitative theories of science to a broad variety of problems (including experiential component.)

SLO #4:         Students will integrate technology appropriate to their minor into their work products.

 

Science for the Elementary Teacher- minor

SLO #1:       Students will acquire a content knowledge base in their minor core commensurate with career goals.

SLO #2:         Students will apply quantitative and/or qualitative theories of science to a broad variety of problems (including experiential component.)

SLO #3:         Students will integrate technology appropriate to their minor into their work products. 

 

Sociology - minor

SLO #1: Graduates are able to conduct independent scholarly research that produces a paper and to present accurately and intelligibly that knowledge to an audience, using appropriate technologies.

SLO #2: Graduates will have content knowledge.

SLO #3: Graduates will be able to critically think about relevant issues. 

 

 

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