Student Outcomes

Digital Scholars, Beth Anulo and Houming Ge, with internship site supervisor, Nancy Chang, Director of Digital Navigation Services with Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region.
Digital Scholars, Beth Anulo and Houming Ge, with internship site supervisor, Nancy Chang, Director of Digital Navigation Services with Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region.

The Office of Connected Learning team began developing shared language about the value and desired outcomes of students’ participation in high-quality academic experiences. Through a series of focus groups engaging more than 40 faculty/staff and 21 students, the team mapped exemplary courses and programs and articulated student learning outcomes that can be applied across a variety of courses and programs. Building on common areas of strength, the team collectively drafted and refined student learning outcomes on the following three themes.

As a result of involvement in Connected Learning experiences, students will:

Prepare for a career or profession through experiential learning

  • Apply theories, concepts, and knowledge to hands-on experiences in community, professional or university settings 
  • Gain skills and competencies needed in a specific career or professional field  
  • Grow a professional network, e.g., discuss career/professional steps with a mentor 
  • Examine challenges and opportunities encountered by professionals or community leaders in applied settings 

Find belonging and community 

  • Articulate a sense of identity/authentic self and feel comfortable sharing it with others 
  • Develop supportive relationships through substantive interactions and collaboration with faculty, staff, peers, and/or community members 
  • Develop a sense of connection to UW Bothell and the broader community  
  • Develop improved confidence, determination, and persistence in the face of challenges 

Contribute to a more just and equitable community 

  • Practice respect, responsiveness, and compassion 
  • Develop or deepen equity-oriented and strength-focused practices when interacting with people and communities that are similar and different from your own  
  • Understand diversity and its implications to organizations, teams, individuals, and community to improve communication and collaboration 
  • Engage in critical and courageous conversations about race, gender, ability, class, or culture 
  • Show evidence of using concepts or a framework that centers equity, access, and inclusion 

Student Stories

portrait of Parisa Soltanian

Journey to self-growth through teaching kids to code

Through the Digital Scholars program, Parisa Soltanian honed her skills in computer science while discovering a new passion for teaching kids to code.

portrait of Andy Walker-Tran

My Story: Voting as a call to action for social change

As a NextGen Civic Leader, Andy Walker-Tran pursues his commitment to civic engagement by building connections with local communities and encouraging young people to vote.

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Business students worked with NAMI and interviewed community members

Each year, students in Laura Umetsu’s Business Writing course interview and write about community leaders with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to raise awareness about local mental health resources.

portrait of Vi Nguyen

Research from the heart

With the support of a Founders Fellow Summer Research Award, Vi Nguyen developed non-contact electrodes intended to make heart monitoring testing easier and more cost-effective.