Community and Program Assessment
Fraternity and Sorority Life is a partner in education at IUPUI complimenting the academic mission of the University. To demonstrate and measure these efforts, the Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) are used as the learning outcomes for the fraternity and sorority community and programs. The PULs were adopted and approved by the IUPUI Faculty Council in 1998. While the fraternity and sorority program aims to compliment all six principles, two of the principles serve as the main tenants of many of our efforts.
To learn more about the PULS, please visit http://academicaffairs.iupui.edu/plans/pul/.
Primary Learning Outcomes
Definition: The ability of students to engage in a process of disciplined thinking that informs beliefs and actions. A student who demonstrates critical thinking applies the process of disciplined thinking by remaining open-minded, reconsidering previous beliefs and actions, and adjusting his or her thinking, beliefs and actions based on new information.
Values and Ethics
Definition: The ability of students to make sound decisions with respect to individual conduct, citizenship, and aesthetics .
Complimentary Learning Outcomes
Core communication and quantitative skills
Definition: The ability of students to express and interpret information, perform quantitative analysis, and use information resources and technology--the foundational skills necessary for all IUPUI students to succeed.
Integration and application of knowledge
Definition: The ability of students to use information and concepts from studies in multiple disciplines in their intellectual, professional, and community lives.
Intellectual Depth, Breadth, and Adaptiveness
Definition: The ability of students to examine and organize disciplinary ways of knowing and to apply them to specific issues and problems.
Understanding Society and Culture
Definition: The ability of students to recognize their own cultural traditions and to understand and appreciate the diversity of the human experience.
Peer Institutions and Communities
For comparison purposes, Fraternity and Sorority Life at IUPUI utilizes the following institutions and communities for benchmarking due to the shared nature as a urban commuter settings:
University of Cincinnati
Georgia State University
University of Houston
University of Illinois, Chicago
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wayne State University
University of Texas, El Paso
University of Texas, San Antonio
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
University of North Carolina, Charlotte