Institutional Effectiveness is an ongoing, campus-wide process by which Schreiner University determines the extent to which it is achieving its goals and students are achieving set outcomes. Institutional Outcomes are levels of accomplishment that Schreiner University students are expected to have attained before their graduation.
In 2011, Schreiner University began the process of evaluating the current Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Value Statement as part of revising Institutional Goals. A work group, comprised of members of faculty and non-academic staff, began to write Institutional Outcomes. Upon completion of the first draft of the Institutional Outcomes, feedback from all faculty members and non-academic staff was solicited. Upon further revision, based on this feedback, the Institutional Outcomes were sent to the administration and the Board of Trustees for further revision and final approval. Final revisions were completed and final approval was given to the Institutional Outcomes in the Fall of 2012. The Institutional Outcomes that follow depict the result of year-long process and the work of the entire Schreiner University community.
Schreiner Graduates will have mastered:
Analytical Abilities: critical thinking, problem solving Our graduates examine, analyze, and integrate ideas, and combine them with experience and content knowledge to solve problems and make decisions. This enables our students to appropriately apply questioning and reasoning skills to solve problems.
Communication: verbal, auditory, written, technical, interpersonal, and collaborative Our graduates make meaningful connections between themselves and others and communicate effectively via multiple communication modes, including speaking, reading, writing, graphics, listening effectively, and technologies in social, academic and professional contexts. By doing so, our students are able to make effective presentations of ideas using a variety of media, interpret messages and to communicate effectively with others to solve problems.
Global perspective: valuing diversity, cultural competency
Our graduates understand multiculturalism, international interdependence, local/global intersections, and utilize diverse resources to address a variety of problems. This ability contributes to problem solving while helping our students better understand global issues through the increased knowledge of multi-faceted, complex social issues.
Personal and Social Responsibility: ethical agency
Our graduates demonstrate responsibility for positive and negative outcomes and articulate the value of physical, social, spiritual, and emotional health. In addition, students clearly articulate their sense of purpose and vocation. This ability contributes to the acceptance of the worth of all individuals and promotes commitment to personal excellence and integrity.
Engagement: community and professional involvement
Our graduates engage in activities that reflect a sense of responsibility to the various communities in which they live. By doing so, graduates develop the ability to contribute to broader communities throughout their lifetime.
Skill and Resource Use: content knowledge, technical knowledge, identifying and making use of available resources.
Our graduates employ discipline-specific knowledge, technologies, and resources to address personal, professional and social issues. This ability helps our students use discipline-specific theories, methods and knowledge to understand the context and how to address problems and crises.
Aesthetic Appreciation: creative appreciation, reflection
Our graduates articulate critical responses to works in fine arts, literature, nature, music, and/or culture. This ability also contributes to global knowledge through the exposure and reactions to works from various cultures.