Outcomes By department goals
The mission of the First Year College at NC State University is to guide students through a structured process for transition to the University and selection of a major. This is accomplished through one-on-one advising, teaching and experiential learning, and the FYC Village, emphasizing theoretical and practical methods of inquiry, guided reflection, engagement, assessment and analysis. Through this process students will gain the foundation for acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become self-reliant and productive citizens of an increasingly diverse community.
Outcomes By Department Goals:
Goal 1: To encourage all First Year College students to collaborate with the entire NC State community in order to enhance their own University experience
1a: Students will know the resources available to them and will explore opportunities for connecting with the University community.
1b: FYC students will exhibit knowledge about University events and organizations by participating in activities outside the classroom.
Goal 2: To encourage students to make a carefully-analyzed, reflective, and timely decision regarding an academic major and to explore related careers
2a: Alternative Enrollment - FYC students who leave NC State will enroll at other institutions in percentages equal to or higher than the University average
2b: Decidedness - Students will demonstrate a positive change in decidedness, moving from less to more decided over the course of the freshmen year.
2c: Decision Making Analysis- Students will analyze various components of the academic major and career decision process, will use evidence from their personal experience and research; apply these findings to what they currently know about themselves and majors/careers; compare their options; and outline their next step(s) of action (which could include a decision).
Goal 3: To encourage students’ awareness of and participation in the increasingly diverse community they have joined.
3a: Students will understand why NC State values diversity and how diversity affects them personally and professionally.
3b: Students will be able to identify concrete actions they can take to enhance the climate for diversity.
Goal 4: To positively impact student academic success, self-reliance, first-year retention, and progress towards degree through one-on-one advising and structured experiential teaching and learning
4a: Academic Performance - Students in the FYC program will perform academically at or above the level of selected cohort groups at the University.
4b: Major Changes - Students who start at NC State in the FYC program will change majors less frequently than selected cohorts and the overall University average. (also Goal 2)
4c: Retention - Students in the FYC program will have an average first year retention rate that is as high, or higher, than selected cohort groups at the University.
4d: FYC students will be able to address issues that affect their academic performance by identifying and using appropriate University resources.
4e: FYC students will demonstrate productive habits by setting personal goals, monitoring their own progress, and taking responsibility for their own behavior.
4f: FYC will enroll a diverse and highly qualified student body that understands and embraces the FYC Mission.
Goal 5: To practice the use of sound advising strategies in First Year College programs and courses, as exemplified in the NACADA Core Values
5a: Academic Advising - Students will demonstrate a high level of satisfaction for the advising services they receive in FYC
5b: FYC advisors will maintain accurate, complete and transparent advising records and will offer recommendations and guidance in accordance with FYC and University standards and policies.
5c: Students will understand university policies and procedures including, but not limited to: Student Code of Conduct, Intra-Campus Transfer, Policies (criteria and process for declaring a major), Academic Policies (Progress Toward Degree, First Year Course Repeat, Academic Standing)
5d: Students will select courses that strategically fulfill the General Education Program in their intended degree program(s) and that help them achieve their educational and career goals
This page last updated by mmrust- October 11, 2010 9:49 AM