Learning and Development Model

Develop. Support. Engage.

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) provides a model for student learning and development  that assists our office identify and assess necessary and desirable learning outcomes for our students as a result of participating in our programs and services.

CAS Learning and Development Model

Domain 1: Knowledge acquisition, construction, integration, and application

  • Understanding knowledge from a range of disciplines
  • Connecting knowledge to other knowledge, ideas, and experiences
  • Constructing knowledge
  • Relating knowledge to daily life

Domain 2: Cognitive Complexity

  • Critical thinking
  • Reflective thinking
  • Effective reasoning
  • Creativity

Domain 3: Intrapersonal Development

  • Realistic self-appraisal, self-understanding, and self-respect
  • Identity development
  • Commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Spiritual awareness

Domain 4: Interpersonal Competence

  • Meaningful relationships
  • Interdependence
  • Collaboration
  • Effective leadership

Domain 5: Humanitarianism and Civic Engagement

  • Understanding and appreciation of cultural and human differences
  • Global perspective
  • Social responsibility
  • Sense of civic responsibility

Domain 6: Practical Competence

  • Pursuing goals
  • Communicating effectively
  • Technological competence
  • Managing personal affairs
  • Managing career development
  • Demonstrating professionalism