Short-Term Goals

  • Start a study group with other students who want to succeed.
  • Pass all my courses this semester with at least a B+.
  • Get my ePortfolio off to a good start.
  • Check into SLCC's study abroad options.

Long-Term Goals

  • Be the first person in my family to graduate from College.
  • Get a B.A. in History.
  • Pick a career in which I don't have to do the same thing every day. I want variety and intellectual stimulation.

SLCC's College-wide Learning Outcomes

I've been working hard to demonstrate that I am meeting SLCC's Learning Outcomes for all students. Click on the links below to see evidence of my progress.

How I'm Achieving SLCC's Learning Outcomes:

Students communicate effectively. This includes developing critical literacies—reading, writing, speaking, listening, visual understanding—that they can apply in various contexts; Organizing and presenting ideas and information visually, orally, and in writing according to standard usage; Understanding and using the elements of effective communication in interpersonal, small group, and mass settings. Let me start with the  "organizing and presenting ideas and information in writing" aspect of effective communication. I have gotten so much better at this! The paper I wrote for my American National Government course required me to organize a mountain of data and research into a coherent argument...etc.

Students develop quantitative literacies necessary for their chosen field of study. This includes approaching practical problems by choosing and applying appropriate mathematical techniques; Using information represented as data, graphs, tables, and schematics in a variety of disciplines; Applying mathematical theory, concepts, and methods of inquiry appropriate to program-specific problems. In my MATH 1040 course, I had to use the correct procedures to calculate the principal and interest on my new (used) car. Also, we did an interesting exercise in my American National Government course about the need for citizens to have basic quantitative literacy skills...etc.

Students think critically and creatively. This includes reasoning effectively from available evidence; demonstrating effective problem solving; engaging in creative thinking, expression, and application; Engaging in reflective thinking and expression; Demonstrating higher-order skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation; Making connections across disciplines; Applying scientific methods to the inquiry process. One aspect of critical thinking is engaging in creative thinking and expression, which I demonstrate in the photography assignment for ART 1050 and my sports photography work for the college...etc.

Students develop the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged. This includes understanding the natural, political, historical, social, and economic underpinnings of the local, national, and global communities to which they belong; Developing the awareness of both civil rights and civil responsibilities for individual and collective action in a democracy; Engaging in service-learning for community building and an enhanced academic experience; Develop the knowledge and skills to take leadership roles. Point viewers to evidence of civic engagement.

Students develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner. This includes engaging with a diverse set of others to produce professional work; Interacting competently across cultures; understanding and appreciating human differences; Understanding and acting on standards of professionalism and civility, including the SLCC Student Code of Conduct. Point viewers to evidence that you can work professionally with others.

Students develop computer and information literacy. This includes using contemporary computer hardware and software to effectively complete college-level assignments; Gathering and analyzing information using technology, library resources, and other modalities; Understanding and acting upon ethical and security principles with respect to computer technology and to information acquisition and distribution; distinguishing between credible and non-credible sources of information, and using the former in their work in an appropriately documented fashion. Point viewers to evidence of your computer and information literacy.

Students develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness. This includes understanding the importance of physical activity and its connection to lifelong wellness; learning how participation in a fitness, sport or leisure activity results in daily benefits including stress reduction, endorphin release, and a sense of well-being. I really enjoyed the Lifelong Wellness courses I took at SLCC. I learned a lot about Tennis and Volleyball, and wrote up my thoughts on lifelong wellness.

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