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  • 1. ASPIRE at IUPUI: “ Achieving Success: Purpose Inspiring Real-world Excellence” ASPIRE MODULES: ACTIVITIES & LEARNING OUTCOMES Unit Module# and Name: Activities: Unit #1: 1. Cultural Connections 1.1 Adjusting to College Culture Self Awareness (Modules 1 – 4) 1.2 Cultural Identity Inventory 2. Asset Assessment 2.1 Success Factors 2.2 Making Success a Reality 3. Learning Preferences 3.1 My Learning Style 3.2 Making Learning Personal 4. Strengths-based Career 4.1 Strengths Assessment Patterns 4.2 Matching Strengths-based Themes to Majors/Careers ______________ ______________________ _________________________________ Unit #2: 5. Making Major/Career 5.1 Using the IUPUI Major/Career Education and Connections Connections Profiles Career Vision (Modules 5 -8) 6. Academic Program 6.1 Understanding a Four Year Program Planning of Study 6.2 Evaluating a Program of Study 7. Career Exploration 7.1 Career Comparisons 7.2 My Career Research Project 7.3 Reality-based Major/Career Decision Making 8. Life Purpose Profile 8.1 My Values 8.2 My Mission Statement 8.3 My Lifestyle Vision ______________ ______________________ _________________________________ Unit # 3: 9. Academic Success 9.1 Academic Performance and Stress Personal Strategies Development 9.2 Academic Improvement Plan Planning (Modules 9 -12) 10. Career Success 10.1 Competency Building Strategies 10.2 Resume Building 11. Course Scheduling 11.1 Course Selection Criteria Considerations 11.2 Proposed Course Plan for Next Semester 12. Personal Development 12.1 Semester in Review Planning 12.2 Goal Setting 12.3 Peak Performance Plan ASPIRE© developed by Dr. Joan S. Pedersen to support Personal Development Planning in First Year Seminars at IUPUI jpederse@iupui.edu To access modules: http://learningmodules.uc.iupui.edu Revised 6/08
  • 2. ASPIRE at IUPUI: “ Achieving Success: Purpose Inspiring Real-world Excellence” ASPIRE MODULES: ACTIVITIES & LEARNING OUTCOMES Description of ASPIRE Activities: Student Learning Outcomes – “As a result of completing this module you will:” Module#1: Cultural Connections 1.1 Adjusting to College Culture: You will use basic IUPUI resources to get more - Identify four aspects of college culture that information on college expectations. will require adjustment and adaptation. - Understand your feelings about change, transition, and adaptation. 1.2 Cultural Identity: You will note how some of your unique personal traits and your beliefs -Identify the personal traits and beliefs that about success stem from your cultural make up your cultural identity. identity. - Understand how your cultural background influences your aspirations. - Listen and share information about your cultural heritage with a classmate. Module # 2: Asset Assessment 2.1 Success Factors: You will take an inventory - Take an inventory of behaviors and skills of behaviors and skills that relate to achieving that relate to achieving success in college. success in college. - Understand that success can be broken down into manageable components. - Analyze your strengths and weaknesses and identify areas where you want to improve. - Understand the importance of using your strengths to achieve excellence. 2.2 Making Success a Reality: You will - Apply the “Five Keys to Change” to a develop a plan for improving a success-related specific behavior you want to improve and behavior and commit to following that plan for 30 commit to following your plan for 30 days. days. - Understand the importance of repetition, positive self talk, internal and external motivators, and support systems to help you be successful in accomplishing the changes you desire. ASPIRE© developed by Dr. Joan S. Pedersen to support Personal Development Planning in First Year Seminars at IUPUI jpederse@iupui.edu To access modules: http://learningmodules.uc.iupui.edu Revised 6/08
  • 3. ASPIRE at IUPUI: “ Achieving Success: Purpose Inspiring Real-world Excellence” ASPIRE MODULES: ACTIVITIES & LEARNING OUTCOMES Description of ASPIRE Activities: Student Learning Outcomes – “As a result of completing this module you will:” Module #3: Learning Preferences 3.1 Your Learning Style: You will assess your learning preferences as they relate to three - Select learning styles that describe how you aspects of the learning process. best receive, remember and relate to information. - Take a Personality Type Preference Inventory (based on the MBTI) to identify learning preferences and motivation. 3.2 Making Learning Personal: Based on your - Target study techniques that complement learning preferences, you will select learning your style strategies that you can apply to the learning - Identify your favorite classroom instructional process to support your success as a student and a styles. worker. - Develop strategies to help you adapt to classrooms that use your less preferred instructional styles. Module #4: Strengths Assessment 4.1 Strengths Assessment: You will identify the - Identify your top five strengths from a list of skills you enjoy using and then narrow them skills down to five strengths based on specific criteria. - Learn the themes and achievement patterns underlying your strengths. 4.2 Connecting your Strengths to Satisfying - Describe your top five strengths using Experiences: You will describe how you have examples of satisfying experiences where you developed your top five skill areas into a strength demonstrated related skills. by giving examples of related satisfying experiences and achievements in your life. 4.3 Matching Strengths-based Themes to - Use your interest themes and (Holland Majors/Careers: Using the IUPUI Major/Career Code) letters to identify related majors and Interest Cluster Sheets you will select three careers would build on your strengths. themes that best describe your patterns of strengths and achievements and connect those - Begin to develop your long list of major and themes to related majors and careers. career options for exploration. ASPIRE© developed by Dr. Joan S. Pedersen to support Personal Development Planning in First Year Seminars at IUPUI jpederse@iupui.edu To access modules: http://learningmodules.uc.iupui.edu Revised 6/08
  • 4. ASPIRE at IUPUI: “ Achieving Success: Purpose Inspiring Real-world Excellence” ASPIRE MODULES: ACTIVITIES & LEARNING OUTCOMES Description of ASPIRE Activities: Student Learning Outcomes – “As a result of completing this module you will:” Module #5: Major/Career Connections 5.1 Using the IUPUI - Learn that any major can prepare you for a Major/Career Connections Profiles: variety of career opportunities. You will compare three majors of interest using - Become more realistic about what several IUPUI’s “Major/Career Connections” Profiles to majors involve so that you can better weigh explore what individual majors involve and to the pros and cons of majors you are identify related careers. considering. - Think critically as you analyze, compare, and prioritize your academic options. Module #6: Academic Program Planning 6.1 Understanding a Four Year Program of - Layout a four year program of study for a Study: For every major at IUPUI there is a major of interest using the IUPUI Checksheet Checksheet which lists the courses needed to earn for that major and the planning grid on a degree in that program. For a major of interest, page 6.2. you will find the appropriate Checksheet online and use it to complete a grid outlining how you - Increase your awareness of prerequisites, would lay out the required courses over a four credit hours, electives, and course year period. requirements involved in an academic program of study. 6.2 Evaluating a Program of Study: In - Estimate your success in this major by response to the program of study that you outline relating the entire program of study to your in 6.1, you will be asked to reflect on three areas personal characteristics and other factors that to evaluate how the major fits you: course are important to you. difficulty, course interest, and program flexibility. In addition to these academic criteria, it will be - Identify any problems in understanding or important to factor in both personal and career meeting program requirements and bring those criteria before making a final choice. issues up in discussion with your advisor. Module # 7: Career Exploration 7.1 Career Comparisons: You will compare - Learn basic career facts about salary, two careers of interest by using career profiles projected growth, and job requirements. from two online sources of career information - Compare how your strengths, style, and (ONET and OOH). preferences match with each career. - Select one career for more research. Description of ASPIRE Activities: Student Learning Outcomes – “As a result of ASPIRE© developed by Dr. Joan S. Pedersen to support Personal Development Planning in First Year Seminars at IUPUI jpederse@iupui.edu To access modules: http://learningmodules.uc.iupui.edu Revised 6/08
  • 5. ASPIRE at IUPUI: “ Achieving Success: Purpose Inspiring Real-world Excellence” ASPIRE MODULES: ACTIVITIES & LEARNING OUTCOMES completing this module you will:” 7.2 Career Research Project: You will learn - Explore web sites that are connected to books, videos, people, events, and organizations that can about other sources of career information and provide career information. design an individualized career research project - Gather more in-depth career information that to answer more in-depth questions you have goes beyond the basic facts. about a career of interest. - Learn how to conduct an information interview -Identify any beliefs that you hold that may limit 7.3 Reality-based Major/Career Decision your objectivity in choosing a major and career. Making: You will reflect on the common myths - Explain where you are at this point in your that interfere with using career information to major/career decision making process. make effective, informed major/career decisions. Module # 8: Life Purpose Profile 8.1 Values Assessment: You will decide what - Take a work values inventory to identify work values are most inspiring and important to what criteria will be most important to you as you think about the purposes of your life consider in your career decision making. and career. - Relate your values to career themes (using the Holland Code) and to lists of careers/majors that support your values. 8.2 My Mission Statement: You will design a - Construct a mission statement that combines mission statement as a blueprint for your inspiring action words with core values and life/work design. causes of interest to describe your life purpose in broad terms. 8.3 My Lifestyle Vision: With your Life - Write a vision of your ideal future that Purpose Profile in hand, you will begin to incorporates your life purpose into each area envision your lifestyle possibilities and capture of your imagined lifestyle: education, career, your ideas on paper. You will imagine how your personal, and community/family. life purpose could be acted out in four life areas: - Make connections between your mission education, career, family and personal life. statement and your goals to provide you with direction and motivation. Module #9: Academic Success Strategies 9.1 Academic Performance and Stress: You - Calculate your estimated GPA for this will estimate your grades in each of your classes semester. and identify the behaviors and stressors - Identify the strategic learning principles and associated with your current academic academic success factors that could improve performance. your performance in your classes. - Select ways to reduce your academic stress. Description of ASPIRE Activities: Student Learning Outcomes – “As a result of completing this module you will:” ASPIRE© developed by Dr. Joan S. Pedersen to support Personal Development Planning in First Year Seminars at IUPUI jpederse@iupui.edu To access modules: http://learningmodules.uc.iupui.edu Revised 6/08
  • 6. ASPIRE at IUPUI: “ Achieving Success: Purpose Inspiring Real-world Excellence” ASPIRE MODULES: ACTIVITIES & LEARNING OUTCOMES 9.2 Academic Improvement Plan: You will - Identify specific study skills that you would identify study skills and resources which can be like to target for improvement. incorporated into specific and realistic action - Find appropriate academic support resources. steps to help you achieve academic success. - Specify action steps for your improvement plan and find ways to reward yourself. - Visualize being a successful student. Module #10: Career Success Strategies 10.1 Competency Building: You will practice - Use your experiences to demonstrate and analyzing your accomplishments from this document employability competencies you semester to see how your learning has helped you have developed this semester build competencies desired by employers and - Make connections between IUPUI’s required for a college degree. Then you will Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PUL’s) target competencies that you want to develop and the employability competencies desired by next semester. employers. - Choose courses and experiences for next semester that will help you develop the employability competencies you desire. 10.2 Resume Building: You will start thinking -Search IUPUI data bases to identify specific about your resume at graduation and the activities that you could include in your four experiences, activities, and educational year plan to increase your marketability upon accomplishments you’d like to have on that graduation. resume. You will develop a “dream resume” in - Outline options for employment as well as which you put into writing what you hope to co-curricular experiences(volunteer service, achieve during your college years. clubs, travel) and career exploration (job shadowing and information interviewing). Module #11: Course Scheduling Considerations 11.1 Course Selection Criteria: You will reflect - Think through your rationale for selecting on ways to make your schedule relevant, courses for next semester. personalized, prioritized, and realistic. - Relate your learning style and learning objectives to specific courses 11.2 Proposed Course Plan for Next Semester: - Use IUPUI’s online registration program to Using the criteria established in Module 11.1, you lay out your schedule of classes in preparation will lay out a schedule to include course for in-class registration. name/numbers, days, time, and credit hours. - Evaluate your schedule based on the constraints of your lifestyle. Description of ASPIRE Activities: Student Learning Outcomes – “As a result of completing this module you will:” ASPIRE© developed by Dr. Joan S. Pedersen to support Personal Development Planning in First Year Seminars at IUPUI jpederse@iupui.edu To access modules: http://learningmodules.uc.iupui.edu Revised 6/08
  • 7. ASPIRE at IUPUI: “ Achieving Success: Purpose Inspiring Real-world Excellence” ASPIRE MODULES: ACTIVITIES & LEARNING OUTCOMES Module #12: Personal Development Planning 12.1: Semester in Review: If you have - Answer questions about the five areas below completed previous modules online this semester, to reflect on your semester experiences and you will receive a summary page called a increase self awareness: Personal Profile integrating relevant information 1. Personal Strengths that has been saved for you. You can review this 2. Future Vision information to help you summarize what you 3. Current Challenges have learned about yourself this semester. 4. Resource Connections 5. Success Strategies 12.2: Goal Setting: You will reflect in writing - Write five Personal Development Goals on where you’ve been this semester and where related to your college and career aspirations. you’re going next semester. Your summary - Revise and prioritize your goal statements so responses will provide the basis for setting your that they are “SMART:” specific, measurable, Personal Development Goals. achievable, realistic, and time-specific. 12.3: Peak Performance Plan: With your -Connect IUPUI’s Principles of Undergraduate Personal Development Goals in mind, you will Learning to your Personal Development Goals lay out a four year plan that includes a Personal by developing a Personal Learning Profile. Learning Profile, a course plan, employment - Complete a Peak Performance Plan for your options, targeted extracurricular activities, and four year college experience that lays out the goal oriented action steps for each year in action steps you will take to reach your goals. college. ASPIRE© developed by Dr. Joan S. Pedersen to support Personal Development Planning in First Year Seminars at IUPUI jpederse@iupui.edu To access modules: http://learningmodules.uc.iupui.edu Revised 6/08