2010 Goal Setting, Planning, Engagement, Success

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2010 Goal Setting, Planning, Engagement, Success

  1. 1. WCET Conference Goal Setting, Planning, Engagement, Success November 12, 2010 Presented by: Phyllis Webster, Special Programs Assistant at Metropolitan State University
  2. 2. HISTORY  Development at Century College  National Community College Survey of Student Engagement Results  Retention concerns  Streamline student experience  Best practice visit to Valencia Community College  Counselor sabbatical created CareerPlan  Steering Committee  New student orientation (rolled out spring 2006)  Collaboration with Office of the Chancellor (Minnesota State Colleges and University System)
  3. 3.  Holistic View of the Student  Breaks Down Silos at Institutions  Increases Staff & Faculty Interaction with Student  Increases Student Retention
  4. 4. PROGRAM COMPONENTS INTEGRATED AT CAMPUS LEVEL  Website  Curriculum integration  Electronic portfolio (eFolio)  Campus activities
  5. 5. Topic Areas  Self-Assessment - Interests - Personality - Skills - Values - Self Reflection  Career Research  Links to Education  Decision-Making  Goal Setting
  6. 6. Topic Areas  Degree/Program  Course Planning  Links to Education  Study Skills  Learning Styles  Adjusting Your Plan  Transfer Planning  College Readiness
  7. 7. Topic Areas  Financing Education - Financial Aid - Scholarships - Tax Related Benefits  Budget  Credit Management  Debt Management  Identity Theft  Saving for Future
  8. 8. Topic Areas  Leadership Skills  Resources  Opportunities  Civic Engagement  Service Learning  Global Competence  Cultural Competence
  9. 9. Topic Areas  Focus on Well- Being  Life Transitions  Stress Management  Relationships  Fitness & Health  Child Care  Housing  Transportation
  10. 10. CURRICULUM INTEGRATION EXAMPLES  Developmental English ― Budget Analysis, Understanding Your Credit, Getting out of Debt, Goal Setting, and Scholarship applications (FinancePlan) ― Creating your Own Vision Mission (CareerPlan)  Marketing (Professional Development Class) ― Leadership Styles (LeadershipPlan) ― Stress Management Project (PersonalPlan)  Dental Hygiene ― Learning Styles Assessment and Class Instruction (EducationPlan) ― Develop a S.M.A.R.T. goal to identify a study skill the student
  11. 11. eFolio Features  Provides a Virtual 3-ring binder  Allows More Student Ownership  Optional Password Protection for Areas  Mechanism for feedback  Can be Shaped and Polished Beyond College Experience
  12. 12. INTEGRATION BETWEEN INSTITUTIONS USING GPS LIFEPLAN & E-FOLIO  Secondary Education to Community Colleges  Community Colleges to Universities  Military Pursuing Education
  13. 13.  Advisory Workgroup  Core Content Generic  Ability to Customize Brand & Links to Campus Resources & Workshops  Usability Testing & Continuous Improvement  Implementation Resources Available for Campuses  Culture Shift  Economy of Scalewww.lifeplan.project.mnscu.edu
  14. 14. Interested in Learning More? http://www.gpslifeplan.org/

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