Program Goals and Outcomes for Students Enrolled in Human Services
  • Identify the scope of conditions that provide the focus for the human services profession.
  • Understand how compassion meets policy and process.
  • Define the basic theories of the interaction of human systems, including individual, interpersonal, group, family, organizational, community, global and societal.
  • Apply knowledge of human services values, attitudes and ethical standards in human service practice.
  • Apply culturally responsive strategies across diverse populations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to employ effective written and oral communicate with clients.
  • Exhibit the value of self-development and self-actualization as human services professionals
Program Goals and Outcomes for all Continuing Studies Program Students
  • Be life-long competent social learners.
    • Be able to articulate an opinion based on a group discussion.
    • Be able to evaluate sources of information.
    • Be able to synthesize diverse sources of information.
  • Have a foundational knowledge base.
    • Be able to explain core concepts.
    • Be able to identify the ideas of key thinkers in the discipline.
    • Be able to demonstrate a basic competency in the liberal arts and sciences beyond their chosen field of study.
  • Be able to apply their knowledge.
    • Be able to identify a practical application of the theoretical concept.
    • Be able to articulate an example of how a concept applies in their own lives.
    • Be able to create a real-world deliverable derived form course content.
  • Be global citizens.
    • Be able to discuss the global implications of domestic policies.
    • Be able to compare and contrast different cultural practices.
    • Be able to articulate ways that individual actions can have widespread consequences.
  • Respect diversity.
    • Be able to respectfully listen to and explain viewpoints that differ from their own.
    • Be able to compare and contrast different cultural practices.
    • Be able to identify their own inherent biases.
  • Have developed appropriate research and information literacy skills.
    • Be able to construct a plan for finding information.
    • Be able to critically evaluate sources of information.
    • Be able to synthesize diverse sources of information
  • Be able to communicate effectively.
    • Be able to write in a clear and professional manner.
    • Be able to adapt their communication style to the appropriate audience.
    • Be able to advance an argumentative thesis.
  • Have and live according to a sense of ethics.
    • a.    Be able to identify ethical issues in real-life scenarios.
    • b.    Be able to articulate the ethical bases for a particular course of action.
    • c.    Be able to compare and contrast the ideas of major ethical thinkers.
  • Embrace the Dominican mission.
    • a.    Be able to articulate the importance of truth, justice and service.
    • b.    Be able to explain how the Dominican mission relates to their own lives.
    • c.    Be able to apply what they learn to further peace and justice in their communities.
    • d.    Be able to address legal and human condition implications of climate change and sustainability.
  • Have developed a sense of self-actualization.
    • a.    Be able to restate the ideas of others.
    • b.    Be able to cite examples of self-actualization in their own lives.
    • c.    Be able to demonstrate self-confidence.
    • d.    Be able to critique the perspective of others.
    • e.    Be able to integrate skills learned outside and inside the classroom.
    • f.    Be able to devise strategies to overcome challenges.