Outcomes and Assessment

Goals & Objectives

Pastoral Formation

Goal: The program will prepare seminarians to stand and act in the community in the name and person of Jesus Christ, high priest and shepherd (same goal as the KST plan)

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Seminarians are able to be a loving and comforting presence to the aged and the poor.
  2. Seminarians are able to minister to youth and effectively teach the Catholic faith.

Artifacts: Apostolic Service Evaluations, Evaluations of Fourth Year Service, Self Evaluations

Intellectual Formation

Goal: The program will help seminarians acquire human wisdom through study of the liberal arts and philosophy and thereby prepare for theological study.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Seminarians have knowledge of the liberal arts rooted in the western Christian tradition and the ability to think critically and communicate effectively.
  2. Seminarians have knowledge of the major branches of historical and systematic, especially Thomistic philosophy and the ability to think philosophically.
  3. Seminarians have developed the habits and commitment that supports life-long learning.

Artifacts: CAAP Test, Evaluations of Capstone Project, Self-Evaluations, Focus Group Questions at end of Theology I

Human and Spiritual Formation

Goal: The program will help seminarians grow in communion with Christ and become an apt instrument of Christ’s grace to others.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Seminarians have acquired a level of affective maturity and intimacy with Christ that leads to growing self-awareness, self-mastery and freedom to give themselves in service to others.

Artifacts: Formation Advisor’s reports, Peer Evaluations, Self Evaluations

Data will be gathered during Assessment Day activities each spring. Reports will be created by Coordinator of Assessment, then discussed during a Fall Faculty Workshop