Goals for Student Learning
Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competence
Intrapersonal and interpersonal competence includes identifying one’s talents, traits, goals, and values, and understanding how one’s personal characteristics affect perceptions of and interactions with others. Self-awareness, effective communication skills, and knowledge of group dynamics are essential to productive collaboration, conflict resolution, and the attainment of personal and professional goals.
Reasoned and Ethical Decision-making
Reasoned and ethical decision-making is characterized by an awareness of personal and group values, the consideration of multiple perspectives, and the realization that a single action may affect the larger community. This competency includes the ability to articulate the rationale for one’s behavior, the willingness to assume responsibility for personal conduct, and the maturity to respond appropriately to conflict.
Personal well-being includes identifying one’s emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. These needs are fulfilled by making safe and healthy choices that demonstrate an awareness and concern for the welfare of others.
Campus involvement is engagement beyond the classroom, exploring special interests, celebrating milestones, participating in positive campus traditions, and finding a place within the greater College community. Participation in student organizations, college events, and programs strengthens connections among students, builds a sense of community spirit, and produces lifelong memories. It includes seizing opportunities for experiences that provide leadership skills practice.
Creativity and Appreciation of Artistic and Intellectual Expression
The visual and performing arts expose us to new ways of thinking and experiencing the world, including the appreciation of how cultures are expressed, how human beings communicate, and how solutions to problems may be achieved in unconventional ways. In addition to cultivating one’s artistic abilities, appreciation of the arts also can be achieved through valuing and supporting the creative expressions of others.
Multicultural competence refers to the development of the knowledge, awareness, and skills that enable positive interactions with others, regardless of differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background, class, etc. This competence includes an awareness of the impact of cultural heritage on worldviews, values, and assumptions, and encourages a celebration of individual differences.
Student Leadership and Involvement
Student Leadership and Involvement promotes a diverse and active lifestyle for Lafayette students. Check out the variety of programs and events available for the entire campus community.
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- Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable September 4, 2015By Matt Ackerman ’18 Writer. Editor. Videographer. Advertiser. Marketing specialist. Researcher. Movie producer. I never would have thought that a summer internship in the Conference and Events Department at NJ’s International Sculpture Center would give me so many titles to have tasted. And the icing on the cake – I knew not a thing about […]Matthew Ackerman
- A Jump to Another World: Six Weeks in Germany September 2, 2015By Jennifer Salvatore ’18 Coming home from freshman year of college on a Sunday in May, I was ready to see my old high school friends, ready to go to my favorite pizza shop and ready to sleep in my own bed. I was ready to relax and go back to everything I was familiar with. But just […]Jennifer Salvatore
- Biking Across America September 1, 2015By Carolyn McDonough ’18 5:00 AM. The little movements of the group start as I pick my head up off the floor. I look down at my legs, still feeling the hills and climbs from the day before. The lights turn on: a new day starts, a new challenge awaits, the adventure begins. With the […]Carolyn McDonough
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