Self-Directed, Independent Learning

The goal of the self-directed and independent learning perspective is to optimize individual skills for becoming self-reliant, self-motivated, and life-long learners who value learning as an empowering activity of great personal and social worth. 

To be designated as a Self-Directed and Independent Learning course, the course must provide instruction and proactive in the kinds of tasks demanded of a specific degree or to the job goals of the student that will be carried forward into their career.

Some examples of existing courses would be Student Teaching or a Cap-Stone Project.

Some of the questions to ask to determine whether the course might meet the Outcome are noted below:

Approved Self Directed, Independent Learning Perspective Courses (PDF)

Self Directed, Independent Learning Perspective Rubric (PDF) 

Faculty Request Checklist (PDF)