The 10 Professional Outcomes around which the program will be based are:
Administration/Management: Knowledge about administrative processes and systems and the ability to create such systems and supervise the people who operate them.
Advising: Knowledge of current individual and group advising models and the ability to apply those models and their concomitant skills in daily work with students in both individual and group settings.
Ethical and Legal Issues: Knowledge of legal principles and torts related to higher education administration, understanding of ethical codes that guide professional practice, and the ability to assess daily activities from a legal and ethical perspective.
Fundamental Skills (such as oral and written communication, listening, planning, organization, decision-making, work/life balance): An understanding of the personal, professional and social skills necessary to succeed as a student affairs professional and the ability to apply those skills in daily professional practice.
Generating and Using Data: Understanding the research, assessment, and evaluation processes and related tools, and using data to inform decision-making.
Leadership: An understanding of the theories and frameworks on leadership and the ability to achieve organizational goals through the collective efforts of organizational members.
Multicultural Competence: An understanding of how higher education is experienced by those of different races, ethnicities, class, religions, abilities, gender, sexual orientations, nationalities, and other social identities; and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and other constituencies who represent those differences.
Professional Foundations: An understanding of the history of U.S. higher education and the student affairs profession, along with the ability to explain contemporary issues and challenges within the context of that history.
Student Development Theory: An understanding of the major theories of student development and the ability to use those theories in research, and in the design and delivery of services for students.
Teaching and Learning: Knowledge of the theories and frameworks that address teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom and the ability to apply that knowledge in the design of programs and services for students.
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