Transformative Learning

At the University of Central Oklahoma, we are guided by the mission of helping students learn by providing transformative experiences so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders contributing to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities they serve.

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experiences. All students at UCO will have transformative learning experiences in six core areas: discipline knowledge; leadership; research, creative and scholarly activities; service learning and civic engagement; global and cultural competencies; and health and wellness.

For more information visit the UCO Transformative Learning website

Learning Outcomes - Healthy Behaviors

Source: Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, Frameworks for Assessing Learning and Development Outcomes


Be able to learn at the level of their potential.

Demonstrate and report engagement with academic and co-curricular activities and challenges in college.

Choose and exhibit behaviors that promote health, reduce risk, and strengthen relationships.

Participate in recreation and fitness activities.

Demonstrate positive self-care, including a healthy diet, regular exercise, personal hygiene, and sufficient sleep in routine patterns.

Demonstrate emotional well-being and care-taking in relation to self and others.

Understand and explain the relationship between health and one's capacity to meet personal, academic, and long-term goals.

Exhibit caring attitudes and form authentic and mutually rewarding human relationships.

Appreciate and respond to the opportunities and challenges of human difference: affirm differences of opinion and world-view.

Understand the essential connections between personal health and the quality of the natural campus, and human environments; articulate how the health of an individual is linked to the health of the natural environment and of their community.

Recognize their role in fostering and sustaining a sense of community.

Identify and utilize campus and community health/wellness resources and support available.


For more information on the UCO Healthy Campus Initiative, contact Alex Russell at or 405-974-3407

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