Student Learning Outcome Statements

Concordia's student learning outcomes reflect the knowledge, skills, attitudes, competencies, and habits of mind that our students are expected to acquire.   These outcomes highlight student learning at three levels: the overall university level, the department/major level; the core curriculum program level.  Concordia's student learning outcomes flow from our mission of helping students develop in mind, body and spirit in service to Christ in the Church and in the World.


University Wide Outcomes

Concordia University Wisconsin students will apply a biblical understanding of the world that includes truth, vocation, ethical principles, and servant leadership as they:

  • demonstrate habits of the mind, body, and spirit that are rooted in an understanding of the liberal arts (Liberal Arts);
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze and apply their discipline’s theoretical, methodological, ethical, and practical foundations (Disciplinary Thinking); and
  • demonstrate a readiness to embrace their opportunities and obligations as citizens in a complex world (Global Citizenship).


Program Level Student Learning Outcomes (Adobe .PDF file)


Core Curriculum Program Student Learning Outcomes

   A. Program Outcome 1: Christian Faith

The student will:
1a. grow in understanding the Bible. 
1b. classify biblical teachings into a coherent body of Christian doctrine.
1c. apply biblical teachings to contemporary and historical contexts.

   B. Program Outcome 2:  Communication 

The student will:
2a. write clearly and cogently, using correct grammar and the appropriate reference or citation style.
2b. utilize various media effectively (including images, technology, print, etc.) for a variety of purposes and audiences.
2c. speak to a variety of audiences intelligently, substantively, and confidently.
2d. communicate interpersonally.
2e. work collaboratively with others.

    C.  Program Outcome 3:  Problem Solving

The student will:
3a. identify a problem and to restate it clearly and succinctly.
3b. frame a problem within a particular academic discipline, including, but not limited to, History, Literature, Mathematics, Computer Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Science.
3c. analyze a problem and to conduct research leading to information regarding the background of and potential solutions to the problem.
3d. propose and select solution strategies, which may include, but are not limited to, logical/rational, numeric, and/or scientific.
3e. evaluate potential solutions and to propose one’s own solutions. 

   D. Program Outcome 4:  Health and Wellness

The student will:
4a. understand the principles of physical wellness.
4b. utilize skills for lifelong physical wellness.
4c. value and appreciate that our Bodies are God’s Temple.
4d. integrate mind, body and spirit into a healthy lifestyle.

   E. Program Outcome 5:  Aesthetic Sensibility 

The student will:
4a. develop an individual perception of beauty through experience, reflection and response.
4b. develop knowledge of the formal elements of a work of art, music or piece of literature (i.e., plot, character, dialogue, line, color, shape, texture, dynamics, etc.)
4c. identify and describe messages, moods, tones, voices, and contents communicated by a work of art, music or piece of literature.
4d. describe the historical culture of context that a work of art, music or piece of literature reflects, by identifying its characteristics of time and place, political or social setting, and literary or cultural convention.
4e. evaluate the differences between long-term greatness and popular success, critical success, artistic success, personal expression, and private satisfaction.

   F. Program Outcome 6:  Global Citizenship

The student will:
6a. identify terms, concepts and histories that explain political, social and economic systems in the United States and globally.
6b. develop cultural understanding, which constitutes an awareness and appreciation of, and sensitivity toward, the similarities and differences of individuals, groups, and societies and/or languages.
6c. embrace opportunities and obligations and apply cultural understanding to function as a citizen in a complex world

We are receptive to feedback on the quality and utility of the information provided.

Please contact:

Tamara R. Ferry, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Research
(262) 243-4207