Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Advising
Student learning outcomes are things the university expects students to know, be able to do, value and appreciate as a result of their participation in the advising experience.
For the entire listing of student learning outcomes click here.
When students first arrive they will
begin to explore and research their academic and career interests as they apply to U of L and start to narrow those interests to an area of study.
understand the components of general education, how these components fit into their degree program and how to find the information on the web.
understand the difference between academic advising and registration and how participating in the advising experience will assist them in meeting their academic and career goals.
know how to contact an academic advisor and understand the advisor's role as a resource.
be expected to view STOMP and complete STOMP assessments.
understand the importance of class attendance, reading the syllabus, and interacting with faculty members.
explore the connection between college major selection and career/life goals, which includes a self-assessment.
understand academic standing and how to compute their GPA.
While students are here they will
- develop relationships with U of L faculty and staff. Networking now will lead to opportunites such as internships and co-ops.
- understand how the university's general education program helps to prepare them to think critically, to appreciate cultural diversity, to communicate effectively, and that its purpose is to offer a broad-based, common body of knowledge.
- understand the different components of a degree and how these components support their degree program.
- learn how to get involved by becoming part of a student organization. The benefits of being active on campus are endless. Students will develop new friendships, relieve stress, and experience new things. Being connected to the cardinal community will support their persistence and help them become a U of L graduate.
- utilize various student resources on campus (REACH, Writing Center, Career Development Center, Disability Resource Center, health services, Financial Aid Office, etc).
- understand the connection between their major and their desired career path. This is essential to ensure their major and career choices are compatible.
As they approach graduation they will
continue to build and strengthen relationships and faculty and staff.
prepare their resume and strengthen their interviewing skills.
explore employment opportunities or research graduate school options.