Behavioral Outcomes are what students should DO, at least in part as a result of advising.
Many factors affect the behavior of advisees. Awareness of desired behavioral outcomes can help advisers guide advisees toward them. In the course of natural conversations, advisers can often communicate the importance and value of these behaviors. The Student Support Resources Page includes contact information for numerous university resources that will be extremely helpful in many cases.
|Make, keep, and come prepared to appointments|
|Register for courses that reflect timely completion of requirements & good progress towards graduation|
|Register for courses that reflect liberal arts exploration|
|Develop a schedule that balances academic and extracurricular obligations and goals, although prioritizing academics|
|Check DegreeWorks at least once a semester to track graduation progress|
|Ask for help when needed (from advisers, professors, or other campus staff)|
|Create a rough longer-term academic plan during first year, but understand that the plan is flexible; modify each semester thereafter|
|Articulate value of one's education plan to long-term personal and career goals|
|Exhibit behaviors required for academic success||Examples: communication with professors; hard work; academic integrity|
|Engage in the intellectual, social, and extracurricular life of the WFU campus and broader community||See the Student Engagement site for opportunities outside of the classroom|
|Engage appropriately with faculty and university officials||Discuss email, verbal communication. Encourage student to be proactive.|
|Have all graduation requirements met or in progress when applying for graduation|
|Take responsibility for themselves/their actions, including their own academic plan and progress|
|Articulate value of the liberal arts|