CASA Mission Statement

CASA empowers students to explore and engage in their educational and personal purpose, within an inclusive community that supports learning and graduation

Advising Mission Statement

The Center for Advising and Student Achievement provides academic advising for undeclared exploring students. CASA advisors honor each student’s unique life story, guide students in their transition to college life, and engage students in academic exploration and development.

Student Learning Outcomes

Academic advising is a critical component of every student’s college experience. Students and advisors share responsibility in the advising relationship. With this in mind, we have developed and outlined learning outcomes – the information, skills, and developmental changes that students should learn as a result of the advising process.

Information -> Skills -> Development -> Information

(Click on each box for the list of student learning outcomes)

Information

What information should you learn as a result of advising?
  • Policies
  • Requirements
  • Resources
 Information

Skills

What skills should you learn as a result of advising?
  • Decision-making
  • Self-advocacy
  • Self-awareness
 Information

Development

What developmental changes should you experience as a result of advising?
  • Collaboration
  • Integration
  • Personal responsibility
 Information

Information

(What information should a student learn as a result of advising?)

Students will:

    • -Know and identify courses that fulfill the All University Core Curriculum requirements

    • -Understand and access information about academic policies, academic deadlines, and graduation requirements

    • -Schedule timely appointments with their academic advisor and prepare appropriately for their appointments

    • -Understand that their rams email and the Undeclared advising website are important sources of information that they should check regularly

    • -Access and use electronic and print resources, as well as attend programs and events, to explore majors

    • -Know available campus resources

  • -Identify beneficial behaviors and strategies for academic success

Skills

(What skills should a student learn as a result of advising?)

Students will:

    • -Utilize online university and department resources such as: RamWeb, Undeclared advising website, CSU website, DARS, and the general catalog

    • -Develop informed decision-making and critical thinking skills

    • -Articulate and evaluate their interests, values, and skills and connect those to majors of interest Identify and assess how their choices impact their academic success

    • -Demonstrate self-advocacy by identifying needs and accessing relevant campus resources

    • -Identify strategies and develop a plan to learn about majors of interest

Development

(What developmental changes should a student learn as a result of advising?)

Students will:

    • -Work collaboratively with their academic advisor

    • -Assume personal responsibility for their academic decisions and behaviors

    • -Apply their major exploration strategies and select a major in a timely manner

    • -Explain the relationship between their academic plans and their interests, values, and abilities

    • -Demonstrate self-awareness by critiquing their decisions related to major exploration, academic behaviors, and future educational plans

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