Behavioral Outcomes

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 successExamples: 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 officialsDiscuss 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