Student Learning

Campus Life
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 236
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Community Learning Model: Campus Life & Student Learning @ Mac

Campus Life at Macalester College utilizes a student focused learning-centered approach to better guide and prioritize our work to foster student learning. Macalester students receive a world class education in the classroom and our aim is to insure that they also receive a first-rate learning experience beyond the classroom. These efforts seek to harness the pedagogical potential of learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Moreover they aim to foster student learning consistent with the College’s educational mission and core values. Our over-arching educational priority is that students will understand their individual responsibility to work towards just and equitable local, national, and global societies.

Learning Outcomes

Seven specific learning outcomes build toward an understanding of global citizenship. These learning outcomes are sequenced to match students’ developmental capacity as they learn and grow at Macalester.

Each student will:

  1. articulate their own identity and how it may affect interactions with others.
  2. build and sustain healthy relationships.
  3. communicate across difference.
  4. engage actively in their roles and responsibilities in a community.
  5. recognize how privilege and oppression exist and function.
  6. make decisions based on ethical standards and considerations.
  7. work toward more just and equitable local, national, and international communities.

Learning Strategies

Campus Life seeks to capitalize on the full pedagogical potential of the Macalester College experience beyond the classroom by intentionally and purposefully implementing the following learning strategies:

Specialty Housing Campus Events Community Meetings Community Calendars Being an RA or OL Conduct Hearings Bulletin Boards
Campus Partnerships Door Decorations Orientation Scottish Clans Roommate Agreements Leadership Conference New Student Orientation Student Employment
Emerging Leaders Program Student Org. Involvement & Leadership Social Justice Leadership Retreat Leadership Skill Building Series Student Involvement Fair Intentional Conversations Suite/House Meetings with RA