Class Session #4

Understand Baylor's Mission and Learning Outcomes

Guiding Questions: What is Baylor trying to achieve in my education? What is Baylor trying to achieve beyond my own education? How do I contribute now and in the future to what Baylor is trying to achieve?

Learning Objectives
  1. Students will be able to identify Baylor's mission and learning outcomes.
  2. Students will be able to identify how Baylor's learning outcomes relate to the classes they are currently taking.
  3. Students will be able to explain Baylor's mission.
Possible Readings
  1. Chaplain - Knowing What You Know
  2. Buras, Todd - The Point of It All
  3. Burleson, Blake - Integrity
  4. Null, Wes - Baylor's General Education Outcomes
  5. Singletary, Jon - Service
  6. Literary: Eugene O'Neill, "A Long Day's Journey into Night" (Act II, scene 1); Browning, "Home-thoughts from the Sea"; Gerard Manly Hopkins, "Nondum"
Suggested In-Class Activities and Supplementary Materials
  1. Academic Planning Matrix Activity
  2. Personalizing the Baylor Mission: Preparing students for worldwide leadership & service