Learning & Development Outcomes

The University of Toronto Mississauga Department of Student Housing & Residence Life is committed to enhancing student learning and development through our programs and services. Department initiatives align with relevant and desirable learning from at least one of six broad categories (called domains): knowledge acquisition, construction, integration and application; cognitive complexity; intrapersonal development; interpersonal competence; humanitarianism and civic engagement; and practical competence.  Each domain is defined by corresponding learning outcome dimensions that inform intentional programs & services that forward our mission.

Knowledge Acquisition, Construction, Integration, and Application

Understanding knowledge from a range of disciplines;
Connecting knowledge to other knowledge, ideas, and experiences;
Constructing knowledge;
Relating knowledge to daily life.

Cognitive Complexity

Critical thinking;
Reflective thinking;
Effective reasoning;
Creativity.

Intrapersonal Development

Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect;
Identity development;
Commitment to ethics and integrity;
Spiritual awareness.
Interpersonal Competence

Meaningful relationships;
Interdependence;
Collaboration;
Effective leadership.

Humanitarianism and Engagement

Understanding and appreciation of cultural and human differences;
Social responsibility;
Global perspective;
Sense of civic responsibility.

Practical Competence

Pursuing goals;
Communicating effectively;
Technological competence;
Managing personal affairs;
Managing career development;
Demonstrating professionalism;
Maintaining health and wellness;
Living a purposeful and satisfying life.

*Adapted from the Council for the Advancement of Standards and Learning Reconsidered Outcomes.