University Outcomes Matrix
During my first year, I have become focused on fulfilling the expectations of the University. In this table of contents, I provide evidence as well as plans of how I am aligning my four years at Notre Dame with the Univeristy's desired outcomes.
Plans for Growth &
|Acquire, synthesize, and communicate knowledge by incorporating relevant disciplinary approaches, cultural perspectives, and Catholic intellectual tradition.|
My academic showcase tab displays a wide range of projects that incoporate all Notre Dame Traditions. One of these papers is an audio essay, which integrated my love for media with creativity. I have also attended presentations and symposiums on many different subjects, one of these was the Symposium for Rare and Neglected Diseases. I plan on attending many more of these over the next four years Finally, my Capstone essay ties together
what I have learned from my ePortfolio with what I have learned in all of my classes.
|Recognize moral and ethical questions in lived experiences, evaluate competing options, and act with integrity.|
In order to get in touch with the moral and ethical questions in today's world, I have spent time volunteering at Unity Gardens, the Catholic Worker, and have even written a paper on Diversity in Science.
|Contribute to the common good by displaying a disciplined sensibility and committed engagement in response to complex challenges facing local, national, or global communities.|
There are two communities that I am very active in as a Notre Dame student. I have faced very local challenges in my dorm community, while facing more global challenges in the Native American community through the Native American Student Association.
|Demonstrate the vision and self-direction necessary to articulate and advance their goals.|
A big part of my freshman year has been planning: planning for the future semesters and everything that will follow college. Things such as my internship assessment and my academic goals reflections have helped me articulate all that I want to achieve.
|Think critically before accepting or formulating opinions or conclusions.|
During a Renaissance Circle lead by Dr. G. Alex Ambrose, I learned that Mind-Mapping can be an affective way to think critically and plan out my thoughts, projects, and goals.
|Exhibit creativity or innovation in the pursuit of their intellectual interests.|
While planning out my education, I found that being creative and innovative can catapult me into the 21st Century. My plan to become proficient in R-Programming incorporates technology into my set of skills.
|Display a level of mastery in their major field(s) of study that enables them to successfully pursue professional careers or advanced study.|
In the end, I want to be a Neuroscientist. I understand that this is going to take a lot of experience and mastery. Through my involvement with research, I plan on learning all there is to know about neuroscience as pertaining to circadian rhythms and bodily cycles.