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Student Learning Outcomes

The Office of Student Success and Advising has developed a set of student learning outcomes that reflect what we believe students should learn through their interaction with our office. Below, please find out learning outcomes listed, following by our basic plan for assessing student learning in each area.

Academic Planning

Students will create an appropriate educational plan based on their goals

  • Component 1: Choose an interest area in the first semester
  • Component 2: Choose a major in the first year
  • Component 3: Design semester schedules that support timely completion of degree
Ownership of Academic Progress

Students will assess their own educational progress and make adjustments based on their assessment. 

  • Component 1: Understand program and degree requirements, including prerequisites and minimum GPAs
  • Component 2: Articulate how their academic performance reflects (or does not reflect) their program’s expectations
  • Component 3: Adjust class schedules as needed to maintain progress towards degree
  • Component 4: Create parallel plans and/or change majors when appropriate
Practical Knowledge of Campus Resources and Technology

Students will appropriately utilize campus resources and technological tools related to advising

  • Component 1: Use campus resources (such as Accessibility Services, Financial Aid, CAPS, Writing Center, Math Lab, Success Coaching, tutoring) appropriately to support success
  • Component 2: Use advising-related technology (such as the iGPS suite, SAS, the Student Center,, and Canvas) accurately when needed
Communication and Execution

Students will appropriately respond to OSSA communications, regardless of mode, in a timely manner

Campus Engagement

Students will develop relationships with peers, faculty, and staff to promote student success.

  • Component 1: Join a student organization or athletic team/activity
  • Component 2: Seek out mentoring from faculty and/or staff
  • Component 3: Participate in KEY activities related to academic interests
Career Literacy

Students will articulate realistic connections between their academics and career vision.

  • Component 1: Consult with advisors regarding career options related to major
  • Component 2: Utilize Office of Career Services to further explore options


Assessment Plan: 2017-2018 through 2021-2022

  • Learning Outcome: Outcome 4, Communication
  • Component (if applicable): N/A
  • Artifact to be examined: Clerical survey of students on communication triggers leading them to advising (pilot)
  • Results: Inconclusive; survey tool and method was inconclusive in regards to which communication method is most likely to lead to student action
  • Learning Outcome: Outcome 4, Communication
  • Component (if applicable): N/A
  • Artifact to be examined: Revised survey of students on communication triggers (actual and preferred)
  • Learning Outcome: Academic Planning
  • Component (if applicable): Choose major in the first year, design semester schedule that support timely degree completion
  • Artifact to be examined: TBD; likely data from AdRx, and student work in A101 Student Success Seminar
  • Learning Outcome: Practical Knowledge of Campus Resources and Technology
  • Component (if applicable): Use advising-related technology
  • Artifact to be examined: TBD; likely data from iGPS re: student usage of iGPS planning tools
  • Learning Outcome: Ownership of Academic Progress
  • Component (if applicable): TBD
  • Artifact to be examined: TBD
Last updated: 09/27/2018