Students serving as Executive Council officers for the Associated Students of Whitman College will learn to:


  • Work effectively with others to formulate both specific project goals and broad organization goals.
  • Employ delegation as a means to involve group members.
  • Use discretion when dealing with liability, suitability, or matters of confidentiality.

Problem Solving & Critical Thinking

  • Gather and analyze information in order to formulate personal opinions on issues and problems.
  • Identify student issues/concerns and use appropriate avenues to advocate for constituents.
  • Diagnose problems, generate and choose between multiple solutions, and evaluate outcomes.

Communication & Collaboration

  • Speak and write in a clear, direct, and constructive manner.
  • Articulate relevant information to various individuals and groups.
  • Understand the importance of and work to develop professional relationships with constituents, staff, faculty, peers, etc.
  • Convey thoughtful and relevant feedback to peers.

Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion

  • Examine and articulate personal social identities, privileges, and biases.
  • Define personal role as a citizen in both local and global communities.
  • Recognize the importance of and actively seek contributions from others regardless of differing social identities.
  • Appropriately challenge the unfair, unjust, or uncivil behavior of other individuals or groups.
  • Criticize and challenge institutionalized forms of oppression.

Self-Management & Appraisal

  • Maintain personal health and wellness.
  • Prioritize commitments and employ time management skills to maintain balance between academic work, extracurricular activities, personal time, etc.
  • Articulate personal skills, abilities, and areas for growth.
  • Reflect upon and provide analysis of personal development and learning.

Applied Skills

  • Maintain accurate and thorough documentation of projects (i.e. tasks, timelines, correspondence, budget, etc.).
  • Understand and apply rules/protocols set forth in ASWC governing documents.
  • Correctly utilize Robert's Rules of Order and other organizational protocol to promote meeting efficiency.

Click here to download the ASWC learning outcomes.

Last updated July 2018