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What is E.P.I.C. Journey

E.P.I.C. Journey is a program focus on learning outcomes and assessment practices to address behavioral concerns through the use of an individual needs based process. Through the program students will develop new ways to engage in University life and accept ownership over their University experience.

As a result of participating in an EPIC Journey, students will take an active role in their development process, integrate their knowledge of self and community standards into healthy decision making patterns, and reduce the discrepancies between their choices and their desire to succeed.

Objectives and Outcomes


Purpose: Used when student engagement seems to be low. Engagement is described not as involvement, but as a healthy membership, alliance and sense of ownership in the collegiate experience.

Outcome: Student will develop a more integrate relationship between student and the institution as to increase likely hood of student success and retention.

Personal Development

Purpose: Used when students exhibit a lower competence in the areas of social/emotional/mental and intellectual development.

Outcome: Student will better learn to develop competencies in underdeveloped areas as to form stronger choices and develop stronger skills sets.

Interpersonal Development

Purpose: Used when interpersonal skills as communication, relationship management, respect and awareness of others are low (only as it relates to other individuals).

Outcome: Student will establish skills necessary to create boundaries and recognize and exhibit acceptable interpersonal behavior.

Community Membership

Purpose: Used when students seem to be unaware of their membership within a larger community or fail to recognize their role in our community.

Outcome: Student will establish an understanding of such membership and its meaning. Inspire recognition of their individual actions upon the greater community.


University Goals and Undergraduate Learning Principles


Imperative 1: Students 1.2 - Increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates
  1.3 - Prepare students for successful leadership roles.
  1.4 - Engage students in activities that enrich their lives.
  1.5 - Provide programs and services that support established student outcomes.
Imperative 3: Teaching 3.2 - Promote excellence in learning by creating a student-focused learning environment
Imperative 5: Service 5.1 - Expand collaborative services, volunteerism, and outreach activities.
  5.2 - Serve as a focal point for cultural, educational, and research activities.
Principle 1 Respective and expressive communication skills
Principle 2 Critical thinking
Principle 3 Integration and application of knowledge
Principle 4 Understanding society and culture
Principle 5 Values and ethics