At Buffalo State, community-engaged learning is a credit bearing, educational experience in which students participate in an organized community partnership activity that meets identified community priorities and reflects on the activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, broader applications of the discipline’s role in society, and an enhanced commitment to civic responsibility.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME TAXONOMY
FOR QUALITY COMMUNITY-ENGAGED LEARNING EXPERIENCES
SLOs reflect students’ personal, academic, and civic learning and are assessed by participating in a CEL experience.
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Beginning - Students connect course content with expressed community requests.
Intermediate - Students contribute to designing experiences that reflect course concepts and community partner priorities.
Advanced - Students assess the collaboration for the reciprocal benefits to the community and their learning.
Beginning - Students describe issues of social justice associated with the community partnership.
Intermediate - Students apply course concepts as a means to addressing social issues.
Advanced - Students plan ways to link their academic discipline to their lives as active citizens.
Beginning - Students identify the diverse nature, backgrounds, and priorities of individuals.
Intermediate - Students examine their own values, attitudes, and beliefs as they relate to equity.
Advanced - Students evaluate the effect of stereotyping on community well-being.
Beginning - Students relate their academic content to their community experience.
Intermediate - Students analyze the impact of the experience on self and others.
Advanced - Students synthesize information learned to apply to newly encountered situations.
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