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First Year Experience Outcomes

First Year Experience Mission

To support the university’s efforts to increase undergraduate retention and academic success by providing programs that facilitate the students’ transition to the university through experiences that outline the university’s academic expectations, support services, social resources and opportunities.

 

First Year Experience Outcomes

Students will demonstrate a commitment to and a responsibility for their own education.

Students will:

  1. establish a personal roadmap to attain graduation based on their needs, interests, abilities, and goals.
  2. meet with their academic advisor to discuss topics such as academic progress, challenges, and future plans.
  3. demonstrate how continuous enrollment and maintenance of GPAs of 2.2 or higher contribute positively to progress to completing degree requirements.
  4. determine the most appropriate active learning strategies and time management techniques for their success.
  5. summarize the expectations of their college, department, and instructors.

 

Students will understand the relationship of their education to their personal and professional development.

Students will:

  1. engage in self-assessment to explore their interests, abilities, career choices, and other goals.
  2. pursue a major appropriate for their interests, abilities, and goals.
  3. explore careers in their major and the paths to those careers.
  4. demonstrate the importance of wellness and stress management.
  5. relate the importance of financial management to completing degree requirements.

 

Students will develop the skills to work cooperatively in diverse communities and build a strong support network of faculty, staff, and peers.

Students will:

  1. interact with faculty and students in class and during office hours.
  2. participate in curricular and co-curricular activities with  faculty, staff, and students.
  3. participate in service learning and other civic engagement opportunities
  4. explain the importance of pluralism, civility, and effective interpersonal skills in a diverse community.

 

Students will develop information literacy skills to enhance their academic and personal success.

Students will:

  1. locate scholarly resources.  .
  2. locate and demonstrate their understanding of Cal Poly Pomona academic policies, procedures, and deadlines.
  3. locate information about programs, resources, and services at Cal Poly Pomona.

 

Students will develop an appreciation of intellectual inquiry.

Students will:

  1. engage in intellectually challenging discussions.
  2. engage in exercises that develop the tools of academic study.
  3. develop communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills