The Sophomore La Verne Experience (SoLVE) is a seminar course that focuses on The University of La Verne values. It extends the curricular experience into the co-curricular, and builds the e-portfolio (a tool that will present artifacts that demonstrate trans formative learning through the application of discipline and integrative knowledge). The goal of SoLVE is to expose students to how their liberal arts education provides a foundation that reveals the inter-connection of social justice, civic engagement, diversity and inclusivity, and their role in solving local, national, and global problems. The seminar provides a safe space for students to begin exploring their belief systems, develop skills in cultural competence, cultivate and expand their sense of personal and social responsibility, as well as identify their strengths and creativity, as they engage with the university and local community.
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SoLVE (LVE 200), Honors Colloquium (HONR 370), and Achieving Professional Success (BUS 242)
Braid reflection: Near the end of the semester each student will write and submit a paper to the following prompt:
“Positionality is the multiple, unique experiences that situate each of us.”
Consider how your experiences have influenced your epistemology, ethical core beliefs, and cultural self identity; using specific examples from your life, discuss what has shaped your beliefs, your understanding of your cultural identity, and your positionality.
As an extension of this discussion, think forward to your life beyond La Verne, including your work and life plans. How do imagine that the La Verne core values (Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Civic and Community Engagement, and Life-long Learning) and your knowledge of intercultural/interfaith perspectives will influence your life and your understanding of the world as well as your epistemology?
Responses should include: (a) experience and learning both inside and outside of the classroom, (b) event attendance, (c) intentional and unintentional learning from all aspects of the class, (d) connection and relation to the Universities Baccalaureate Goals and values (e) a deepened understanding of your values and beliefs as they relate to your holistic development.
The paper should incorporate both objective and subjective reflection. The paper should be between 4-5 pages. Please click on the pictures above to view the Braid Reflection Rubric for LVE 200, BUS 242, and HONR 370.