Programming Learning Domains
CAREER DEVELOPMENT (Individual)
Kean offers many programs and services to help students transition from their undergraduate experience to their next phase of life. The Career Development Path has highlighted programs that will help students prepare for professional careers and/or apply for graduate school. Such programs will help students identify and market the skills they have acquired at Kean University to become successful in their future endeavors.
GE SLO – Building Habits of Mind – 2. Critical Thinking/ 4. Communication Literacies
- Set and pursue personal and academic goals.
- Explore possible majors, minors, or careers in order to commit to a particular path.
- Network and provide opportunities for discussion with faculty, professional staff and members of the surrounding communities
- Reflect and improve on professional skills
- Develop and apply effective written, verbal or nonverbal communication skills in order to build a professional profile
- Articulate and embody what characteristics leaders possess
- Identify strengths and accomplishments in order to advance their career paths
- Differentiate between how individuals brand themselves and develop a personal brand
- Introduce new principles, theories or practices relevant to area of study
- Apply previously learned information to a new environment
- Make connections between academics and campus involvement
- Practice critical, reflective and/or creative thinking
HEALTH AND WELLNESS (Individual)
Kean understands that a healthy body is the key to a healthy mind. The university offers different types of opportunities for students to maintain their personal health through physical activities,health education, and intrapersonal development. The Health and Wellness Path has highlighted events that will allow students to explore the different options on campus for exercise and recreation along with identity development and interdependence. By attending different types of events, students will be able to create a healthy routine for themselves.
University SLO – 2. Adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments
- Examine emotions and issues related to gender and personal identity.
- Analyze, evaluate, and commit to their personal beliefs and values.
- Learn about the components of a healthy, balanced lifestyle (both physical and mental health).
- Recognize tactics and resources to maintain and/or improve on their own personal and mental health
- Analyze, evaluate and commit to their personal beliefs and values
- Create healthy behaviors and habits
- Construct a greater level of independence through personal growth and problem solving
- Target ways to combine both personal and interpersonal competencies to achieve higher potential.
- Learn and/or experience different creative ways to cope with stress and manage it.
- Identify tactics to improve financial responsibility and long term financial planning strategies
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT (Community)
Socializing is essential to the college experience. By going to different types of social events, students are able to meet friends and professional contacts. Engaging in the Kean community allows students to develop social relationships and expose themselves to various opportunities for students to get involved in on-campus activities that will allow them to explore different aspects of themselves and meet all types of students across campus.
University SLO – 3. Serve as active and contributing members of their communities
- Learn about opportunities to join or get involved in different clubs, organizations, or events on campus.
- Identify and fulfill leadership roles in organizations at Kean University.
- Recognize other members of their Kean community (students and staff) as resources for their own personal and academic success.
- Develop networking, professional and/or social relationships with other members within the Kean community
- Develop the ability to establish consistent social connections on campus
- Reflect on individual confidence and seize opportunities to challenge comfort levels
- Identify resources within the Kean community that can assist in being a more engaged and successful student
- Embrace members of a diverse community and work effectively together in celebrating a unified proud Kean community
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (Community)
As part of its mission to develop students who are productive citizens who actively contribute to their communities, Kean provides ample opportunities for students to give back. The Civic Engagement Path has highlighted a few programs that will provide students with opportunities to get involved in service events on-campus and in the surrounding community. By engaging in these activities, students will be able to explore and utilize their qualities of leadership and innovation to help others.
GE SLO – Values – 6. Active Citizenship
- Practice civic responsibility and/or community service.Understand their individual roles in upholding the values of their communities (residential, Kean, local).Demonstrate an awareness of, and concern for, issues impacting their communities and the individuals within them.
- Process how the individual and collective group is responsibly connected to the community and society.
- Recognize the needs of others and how their actions and inactions can contribute to the well being of others.
GLOBAL AND CULTURAL AWARENESS (Group)
Kean continues to create a world-class education, largely through its diverse community. The Global and Cultural Awareness Path highlights opportunities for students to expand their viewpoints and develop an understanding and appreciation of differences.
GE SLO – Values – 6. Active Citizenship
- Examine emotions and attitudes toward relevant issues and events.
- Examine and articulate an awareness of relevant cultural and global issues.
- Appreciate unique talents and strengths of the community.
- Learn tactics for managing conflicts with other members of their community in a healthy way.
- Recognize the other members of their community as resources for their own success.
- Learn about travel learn and study abroad opportunities.
- Identify and uphold the values of the community.
- Expand individual cultural perspective in order to develop a respect and appreciation for the human difference.
- Recognize that differences in viewpoint are inevitable and are valuable to the group
- Develop an appreciation of difference, a respect for the contributions differences have on society and a tolerance of differing perspectives.
- Engage in analysis of values, traditions and viewpoints, both nationally and globally.
- Develop an awareness and exposure to others’ spiritual orientations and backgrounds.