Assigning Activities to Quadrants

When recording experiences in the Cocurricular Journal, you will be asked to assign each experience into the Quadrant that best represents the primary purposes of the experience.  The Quadrants are part of the Cocurricular Planning Map.

The Quadrants are described below:

Quadrant 1 -- Cultural Exploration and Community Engagement 

    Quadrant 1 includes the ability to conceptualize the world in new and different ways, to appreciate and celebrate the unique and diverse, to understand and empathize with people and ideas outside of the comfort zone and to feel connected with other members of the community through participation in events and activities within those communities.

    Development in quadrant one requires students to perceive themselves and others in new ways and to engage those with whom you live, work, and associate in meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships.  Through investing in these relationships, students develop a sense of belonging, feel deeply connected to our community, and seek out opportunities to build a positive, interdependent social environment.  A list of approved Quadrant 1 activities can be found here.


Quadrant 2 -- Intellectual Competence and Reflective Judgment

    Quadrant 2 involves the various processes used to accumulate and assimilate knowledge.  Effective decision making, critical thinking, breadth and depth of information contribute to intellectual competence.  The knowledge, skills, and integrity to apply critical thinking to one's own behavior and character demonstrate reflective judgment.

    A truly educated person recognizes their own values, skills and abilities as well as their inconsistencies, shortcomings, and mistakes.  The development of character comes from the consistent application of reflective judgment.  For a list of approved Quadrant 2 activities click here.


Quadrant 3 -- Healthy Habits and Balanced Living

    Quadrant 3 involves activities that develop and express a student's physical, emotional, spiritual, social as well as mental endowments.  These pursuits assist in maintaining health and balance and lead to the development of lifelong habits of personal well-being.  Activities in Quadrant 3 help to ensure that we maintain a healthy balance and develop lifelong habits of personal well-being.  A list of approved Quadrant 3 activities can be found here.


Quadrant 4 -- Effective Leadership and Responsible Citizenship

    Higher education has a responsibility to train young people to make positive contributions to their society.  Activities that help students develop the knowledge, skill and experience to motivate and guide others are included.  Responsibilities inherent in membership in local, national and world communities such as participation in the political process and volunteer service are also included in Quadrant 4 activities.

    Responsible citizenship requires students to develop attitudes and behaviors consistent with the effective functioning of a democratic society.  Effective leadership necessitates skills and knowledge resulting in ethically influencing people and processes.  The citizens and leaders of tomorrow must understand the responsibilities inherent in membership in a national and world community.  Based on that understanding they can meet the challenges they will face as citizens and leaders in the future.  For a list of approved Quadrant 4 activities click here.