Undergraduate Learning Goals and Objectives
Student learning at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University is based in the mission statements of each institution and the coordinate mission statement. It is represented by the integrated system of learning goals articulated below.
- Graduates will be able to analyze the influence of the Catholic and Benedictine traditions on the human condition.
- Graduates will be able to integrate knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences as they explore the human condition.
- Graduates will be able to integrate the liberal arts and sciences with the skills, values and depth of knowledge specific to a major field of study in preparation for further professional development.
- Graduates will be able to apply clear thinking and communication skills to the exploration of fundamental questions of the human condition.
- Graduates will be able to establish patterns of life-long learning to seek and integrate knowledge of self and the world.
- Graduates will be able to provide leadership and service in community to improve the human condition.
- Graduates will be able to communicate sensitivity to and understanding of gender and cultural differences in order to improve the human condition.
Note: Number in parenthesis denotes complementary academic learning goal.
Graduates will be able to understand and practice Benedictine values as a way of life and this will be demonstrated by their ability to:
- Initiate, organize and be responsible for their own ongoing learning. (2)
- Develop the skills necessary to succeed in the world of work. (3)
- Practice inclusive dialogue, problem solving and written and verbal communication skills. (4)
- Integrate physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual and occupational aspects of their development. (5)
- Develop a capacity for shared ethical leadership and become agents of social change. (6)
- Develop the capacity for life long service to community. (6)
- Create true partnerships between men and women which are based on equity, integrity and respect. (7)
- Seek and value diversity in every aspect of their lives. (7)
- Develop the capacity to create global community. (7)
- Develop the capacity to reflect on the nature of one's purpose for existence through the process of spiritual reflection.
College of Saint Benedict
- Through living and learning in both separate and co-educational environments, graduates of the College of Saint Benedict will be able to:
- Know and value herself as a woman.
- Work for equity and justice for herself and others.
- Understand the wholeness of life and her connection to community.
- Take risks and challenge herself to learn, grow and thrive throughout her life.
- Develop healthy behaviors which create emotional and physical well being.
- Develop confidence and self-esteem.
- Claim and act on her own authority.
Saint John's University
Through living and learning in both separate and co-educational environments, graduates of Saint John's University will be able to:
- Know and value himself as a man.
- Risk the inner journey of mindfulness, sensitivity and vulnerability.
- Develop confidence, self-esteem, emotional maturity and humility.
- Build community by forming lasting relationships.
- Challenge the prevailing confining/limiting expectations of gender and culture to foster mutuality.
- Work for non-violence, equity and justice in the home and community.
- Practice healthy lifestyles which foster the achievement of individual potential.