Learning Outcomes

Academic Growth and Development

Learning Outcome: First-year students will exhibit academic growth and development.

Successful students should:

  • demonstrate academic engagement through regular attendance and participation in their courses.
  • participate in at least one constructive experience with a faculty member outside of class.
  • demonstrate academic engagement with course content by having at least one out of class discussion of ideas addressed in class.
  • achieve improved competency in writing, note-taking, active reading, critical thinking and time management skills to be able to master college-level work.
  • persist into their second year of academic study.

Programs

  • Academic Reboot Camp
  • Midterm Programming
  • Finals Programming

Knowledge of University Resources

Learning Outcome: First-year students will demonstrate enhanced knowledge of university resources to help them succeed.

Successful students should:

  • identify and name two university resources available to assist them in achieving their academic goals.
  • articulate how these resources can contribute to achieving these goals.
  • be able to identify their academic advisor and student success counselor.
  • understand the role that their advisor and counselor plays in their pursuit of academic success.
  • demonstrate knowledge of learning opportunities outside of the classroom by participating in one or more co-curricular programs in their first year.

Programs

  • Start Strong Fest
  • Wake Up Wednesday
  • Registration & Advising Expo

Holistic Development

Learning Outcome: First-year students will exhibit personal growth and development.

Successful students should:

  • exhibit effective time management skills by balancing academic work with other activities such as social life, work, family and co-curricular activities.
  • demonstrate a commitment to serving others through participation in at least one service opportunity within the first year.
  • demonstrate an increased appreciation for diversity.
  • exhibit effective communication skills amongst faculty, staff and peers.

Programs

  • First-year Interest Groups (FIGs)
  • StrengthsQuest Programming

Academic and Career Selection

Learning Outcome: First-year students will demonstrate competence in academic and career selection.

Successful students should:

  • select a program of study that supports their academic and career goals.
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the core academic requirements for their chosen program of study.
  • identify occupations compatible with their personality, ability and interests.

Programs

  • Pizza with a Professor
  • StrengthsQuest Programming