NACA BLOG - NACA Learning Outcomes Provide an Educational Foundation - 12/15/2020
Learning outcomes

​Dec. 15, 2020
Sarah Keeling, Ph.D., NACA Director of Education & Research 

Did you know that NACA has learning outcomes for professional staff and students? An association curriculum serves as a guide for the educational programs across the organization. It provides a foundation for program planning, alignment, and assessment and ensures consistency across educational offerings. We are incorporating the learning outcomes throughout the Association’s educational programs and have mapped them to the Competencies for Campus Activities Professionals.

NACA professional staff members who participate in NACA's educational offerings will be able to:

  • Facilitate the advancement of the campus activities profession
  • Develop and manage all aspects of campus programming
  • Facilitate student and organization development
  • Develop, implement and maintain program, policies and procedures that integrate diversity and inclusion

Students who participate in NACA's educational offerings will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the varied aspects of campus programming
  • Demonstrate enhanced competence in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making
  • Articulate employability skills gained from participation in campus activities
  • Integrate principles of diversity and inclusion into campus events

These learning outcomes are written on the big white board in my office (and now on large sticky notes in my home office) to serve as a reminder of the educational path the Association is on and to serve as a foundation from which to build. To learn more about your own creating learning outcomes, review the ENCORE resource Creating Learning Outcomes for Campus Activities.

Sarah Keeling, Ph.D. serves as director of Education & Research for the National Association for Campus Activities and has over 20 years of higher education experience. Her Ph.D. in higher education administration is from the University of South Carolina. 

Related Professional Competency: Intentionality in Student Learning 

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