The goal of this process was to develop broadly-stated, University-wide student learning outcomes associated with the Five Dimensions.
- A small group of faculty and staff drafted an initial version of University-Wide Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes. This draft was shared with groups of institutional constituents beginning in April 2012. These groups provided feedback about the content of the draft outcomes, as well as the process of developing the outcomes. Feedback about the first draft was used to create a second draft of the outcomes, which was discussed with multiple campus constituencies from July 2012 through early September.
- These groups included: the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee (UAAC); the Council of Academic Deans and Directors (CADD); Academic Affairs leadership; Student Development leadership; Mission and Ministry leadership; Faculty Senate Executive Committee; and faculty leadership groups from: the College of Arts & Sciences; Doisy College of Health Sciences; John Cook School of Business; the College of Education and Public Service; the School of Public Health; University Libraries; the School of Nursing; the School for Professional Studies; Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology; the Student Government Association; Academic Advising Leadership, and SLU Madrid. Feedback from these groups shaped the development of subsequent drafts of the outcomes.
- In October 2012, the third draft of the University-wide undergraduate student learning outcomes was provided to the entire SLU community via a website devoted to the outcomes. The purpose of broad distribution of Draft 3 was to obtain broad feedback. To that end, five open fora also were held in October 2012: two on the Frost Campus, two on the Health Sciences Campus, and one with faculty and staff at SLU Madrid. Announcements about the open forum sessions, the website, and an email address to provide feedback were published in Newslink and via email to deans and directors of schools, colleges, and centers. About 40 faculty, staff and students attended the open fora.
- Throughout the process of creating and revising drafts of the University-wide undergraduate student learning outcomes, feedback was obtained in discussions with 28 groups, including the five open fora, comprising about 450 faculty, staff, students, and administrators.
- In December 2012, the final draft of the outcomes received unanimous endorsement from the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee (UAAC) and the Council of Academic Deans and Directors (CADD), and unanimous approval by the President's Coordinating Council (PCC).