Learning Outcomes

University Learning Goals (ULG)

  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Mastered the depth of knowledge required for a degree, as identified by its program learning outcomes.

  2. Broad Integrative Knowledge
    Mastery in each step of an investigative, creative or practical project (e.g. brainstorming, planning, formulating hypotheses or complex questions, designing, creating, completing, and communicating). 

    An understanding of the implications of results or findings from a particular work in a societal context (e.g. social or economic implications of a scientific finding).

    Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree will have demonstrated an understanding of critical components of broad academic areas, the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences and their integration. 

  3. Intellectual Skills
    Fluency in the use of specific theories, tools, technology and graphical representation. 

    Skills and abilities necessary for life-long learning: critical and creative thinking, effective communication, conscientious information gathering and processing, mastery of quantitative methodologies, and the ability to engage effectively in collaborative activities.

  4. Applied Knowledge
    The ability to integrate theory, practice, and problem-solving to address practical issues.

    The ability to apply their knowledge and skills to new settings or in addressing complex problems.

    The ability to work productively as individuals and in groups

  5. Social and Global Responsibilities
    The ability to act intentionally and ethically to address a global or local problem in an informed manner with a multicultural and historical perspective and a clear understanding of societal and civic responsibilities.

    Diverse and global perspectives through engagement with the multidimensional SJSU community.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

  • Student Ambassadors will research issues that first-generation college students face during their collegiate career, and develop a project to address one of the issues (i.e. workshop, resource guide, etc.) (Broad Integrative Knowledge)
  • Conduct evaluations at every program to analyze its effect on the campus community. (Broad Integrative Knowledge)
  • Student Ambassadors will provide a self-evaluation in the beginning and ending of their employment term to measure their skill growth. (Intellectual Skills)
  • A minimum of two Student Ambassadors will be hired each semester to co-chair the First-Generation Student Group. (Applied Knowledge)
  • Student Ambassadors will be required to attend a minimum of seven GENERATE committee meetings. (Social and Global Responsibilities)


As the GENERATE program is new, the inception of the Student Ambassador Internship will assist in the development of the program for the future.

Please click the following links for more information on our Center's learning outcomes and previous assessments.