Institutional-level outcomes aligned to paralegal program-level objectives

INSTITUTIONAL OUTCOMES

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

 

 

Faith and Ethics

  • Criterion B: Exhibit self-awareness of faith and ethical beliefs
  • Criterion E: Meet all ethical and professional standards of the field/discipline

Exhibit strong, responsible, ethical decision-making in the legal environment and solid knowledge of ethical obligations and liabilities.

Problem Solving

  • Criterion A: Articulate a clear and thoughtful problem statement
  • Criterion B: Identify multiple approaches to solving a problem
  • Criterion C: Develop an informed and logical plan to solve a problem
  • Criterion D: Implement and evaluate a solution to a problem

Utilize multiple research strategies and databases to locate appropriate information for assignments and effective use of software applications in a law office setting.

Problem Solving

  • Criterion A: Articulate a clear and thoughtful problem statement
  • Criterion B: Identify multiple approaches to solving a problem
  • Criterion C: Develop an informed and logical plan to solve a problem
  • Criterion D: Implement and evaluate a solution to a problem
  • Criterion E: Demonstrate advanced skills in research/experimentation or evidence-based medicine

Analyze records, interviews, case studies, legal codes, and regulations to determine outcomes and evaluate theories and approaches to complex legal problems.

Communication

  • Criterion A1: Construct a quality argument or purposeful narrative
  • Criterion B: Use inclusive and respectful language effectively
  • Criterion C: Evaluate sources of information
  • Criterion D: Address and reconcile conflict through use of language

Use diverse communication skills to present researched facts, results, and findings and to make coherent arguments.

Communication

  • Criterion A1: Construct a quality argument or purposeful narrative
  • Criterion B: Use inclusive and respectful language effectively
  • Criterion D: Address and reconcile conflict through use of language

Demonstrate proficient writing skills needed to construct, edit and revise a quality argument or purposeful narrative.

Cultural and Global Awareness

  • Criterion C: Evaluate a contested issue from multiple perspectives
  • Criterion D: Take informed and responsible action to address a local or global challenge
  • Criterion E: Engage with professionals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives

Health and Well Being

  • Criterion D: Address an institutional, local, or global challenge related to physical, mental or emotional well-being

Evaluate, analyze, and debate the impact of social, political, and economic issues and influences on the social and criminal justice systems, from the courts to the prison systems, on a local, national and global scale.

Health and Well Being

  • Criterion E: Foster healthy relationships that contribute to the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of individuals/communities

Develop career planning and social networking skills aligned with industry standards.

Disciplinary Knowledge and Skills

Conduct case law research and analyze scholarly sources and legal code to explain diverse civic issues and lawsuits and articulate what is expected to maintain the respect and integrity of the profession and the legal system within the legal community.

Disciplinary Knowledge and Skills

Evaluate legal issues on the local, state, federal, and international level.


 

 

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