Athletics Department: Student Athletes

Student Learning Goals & Outcomes Assessed during 2006-2007

Through membership on an athletic team at the College (e. g., participating in intercollegiate competitions, regular trainings/practice, interaction with coaches, interaction with other players, meetings), student athletes are expected to enhance their abilities/attitudes/confidence/awareness/understanding in the following areas:

  • Appreciation of the importance of teamwork
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Leadership skills
  • Mastery of strategies for competition
  • Development of ethical principles
  • Sense of dedication to a team/group/community
  • Sense of personal responsibility
  • Perseverance
  • Self-understanding (abilities, limitations, and personality)
  • Self-confidence
  • Appreciation of the importance of discipline
  • Development of interpersonal relationships
  • Development of self-esteem
  • Understanding of healthy living (e. g., nutrition, safety)
  • Tactical understanding of how to function within their sport
  • Ability to establish a course of action to accomplish goals

Some of the above intended program outcomes are derived from the declared co-curricular learning goals: Collaboration and Teamwork, Ethical Decision-Making, Effective Communication, and Local and Global Citizenship. Some, however, address other areas of personal development.