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Navigating Student Engagement with the GPS LifePlan (Goals + Plans = Success). Presented by: Michele Jersak, Counseling Faculty at Century College and MnSCU GPS LifePlan Coordinator. Brief History. Program Components Website eFolio Campus Activities Curriculum Integration

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Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

Navigating Student Engagement with the GPS LifePlan (Goals + Plans = Success)

Presented by:

Michele Jersak, Counseling Faculty at Century College and MnSCU GPS LifePlan Coordinator


Brief history

Brief History


Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

  • Program Components

  • Website

  • eFolio

  • Campus Activities

  • Curriculum Integration

  • Student Success Day

  • Student-Faculty Interaction

  • http://www.gpslifeplan.org

www.gpslifeplan.org


Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

  • Topic Areas

  • Self-Assessment - Interests - Skills - Work Values - Personality

  • Career Research

  • Links to Education

  • Decision-Making

  • Marketing Yourself - Job Search - Resume and Cover letter - Networking - Interviewing

  • Managing Job Loss and Transitions


Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

  • Topic Areas

  • Degree/Program

  • Course Planning

  • Study Skills

  • Learning Styles

  • Grade Issues

  • Transfer Planning

  • College Readiness

  • Library and Research Resources


Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

  • Topic Areas

  • Financing Education - Financial Aid - Scholarships - Tax Related Benefits - Military Education Benefits

  • Budget

  • Debt Management

  • Credit Management

  • Identity Theft

  • Saving for the Future

www.gpslifeplan.org/mnscumilitary


Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

  • Topic Areas

  • Leadership Skills

  • Resources for Leading

  • Civic Engagement

  • Service Learning

  • Global Competence


Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

  • Topic Areas

  • Life Transitions

  • Stress Management

  • Relationships

  • Fitness and Physical Health

  • Child Care

  • Housing

  • Transportation

  • Mental Health

  • Health Insurance Information

  • Legal Resources

  • Reintegration for Veterans

www.gpslifeplan.org/WSURochester


Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

  • Topic Areas

  • Life Transitions

  • Stress Management

  • Relationships

  • Fitness and Physical Health

  • Child Care

  • Housing

  • Transportation

  • Mental Health

  • Health Insurance Information

  • Legal Resources

  • Reintegration for Veterans


Integration throughout campus

Integration Throughout Campus

  • New Student Orientation

  • Counseling appointments

  • Workshops throughout the semester

  • Student Success Day

  • eFolio

  • Student Life

  • Curriculum Integration


Curriculum integration examples

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)

    • 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 would like to improve (EducationPlan)


Curriculum integration examples1

Curriculum Integration Examples

  • Developmental Reading

    • Multiple Intelligences, Bloom’s Taxonomy of Critical Thinking (EducationPlan)

    • The Differences Between High School and College; Resiliency Activity and Mental Health Issues (Personal Plan)

  • Public Speaking

    • Leadership Philosophy, Articulating a Vision (LeadershipPlan)

    • Interests, values, skills, possible careers, major of study (CareerPlan)

    • Persuasive speech on finance related topic (FinancePlan)


Scenario 1 claire k

Scenario 1 – Claire K.

Displaced homemaker after 15 years of marriage

Location: Metropolitan Area, MN

Age: 35

Previous education: GED and 10 semester credits earned in her early 20’s

Dependents: Son (6 yrs)

Transition Needs:

Situational

  • Readjust to a new budget

  • Determine resources to finance education

  • Seek funding for after school day care

  • Needs more affordable housing and transportation

  • Requires legal resources for pursuing child support

Educational and Career

  • Assess how her interests, values, skills, and personality align with various fields

  • Explore labor market needs and job opportunities in the Metro Area

  • Research which education programs prepare her for the chosen career path

  • Determine how previous credit applies toward her chosen education path


Gps lifeplan resources for claire

FinancePlan: Create a budget

FinancePlan: Financing options for her education

LeadershipPlan: Leadership style assessment

PersonalPlan: Child care options

PersonalPlan: Housing resources

PersonalPlan: Legal resources

CareerPlan: Career assessments

CareerPlan: Career exploration

CareerPlan: Exploring education options

EducationPlan: Determining education goals

EducationPlan: Transfer information for credit review

EducationPlan: Time management

GPS LifePlan Resources for Claire


Scenario 2 danny t

Scenario 2 – Danny T.

U.S. Army Veteran (Five Years Service)

Location: St. Cloud

Age: 28

Previous education: High school diploma and military training

Dependent: Spouse and Daughters (2 and 5 yrs)

Transition Needs:

Situational

  • Returned from service working as automotive production supervisor past 4 years

  • Currently laid off, has wife, two children, and mortgage – needs retraining

  • Eligible for unemployment benefits and has severance package

  • Severance package includes 6 months training benefit

  • Needs to explore other state, federal, and VA displaced worker/training programs

Educational and Career

  • Investigate what and where are the job opportunities in the St. Cloud area

  • Explore educational programs closely related to his military/professional experience

  • Determine where to get maximum education credit for military/professional work

  • Struggles with test anxiety – needs to explore strategies


Gps lifeplan resources for danny

FinancePlan: Veteran’s benefits

FinancePlan: Seeking financial help

LeadershipPlan: Leadership philosophy

PersonalPlan: Grief and loss

PersonalPlan: Managing stress

PersonalPlan: Change and resiliency

CareerPlan: Career networking

CareerPlan: Training options

CareerPlan: Exploring education options

EducationPlan: Determining education goals

EducationPlan: Transfer information for credit review

EducationPlan: Test preparation and anxiety

GPS LifePlan Resources for Danny


Scenario 3 ashley s

Scenario 3 – Ashley S.

First semester student

Location: Duluth

Age: 18

Previous education: Recent high school graduate

Dependent: None

Transition Needs:

Situational

  • Having roommate difficulties

  • Has many questions about relationships

  • Has been feeling lethargic and unmotivated after the first 10 weeks of the term

  • Parents financial situation has changed and so she needs to find a PT job

  • Has recently lost her health insurance coverage due to parent’s circumstances

Educational and Career

  • Is undecided – needs to learn more about herself and explore her options

  • Decide which classes to take next semester even though she is undecided

  • Struggling with her academics, needs to learn more about academic support, learning styles, and study skills


Gps lifeplan resources for ashley

FinancePlan: Financial aid

FinancePlan: Tax related benefits

LeadershipPlan: Campus involvement

PersonalPlan: Roommate tips

PersonalPlan: Managing stress

PersonalPlan: Depression screening test

CareerPlan: Exploring education options

CareerPlan: Job postings

CareerPlan: Resume and interviewing

EducationPlan: Determining education goals

EducationPlan: Study skills and strategies

EducationPlan: Learning styles assessment

GPS LifePlan Resources for Ashley


Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

Academic Challenge

Meaningful connections to course objectives

Student Effort

Increase in motivation and student ownership

Support for Learners

Study Skills, Transition to College, Health Resources, Time Management

Student-Faculty Interaction

Faculty learn more about students and students feel more validated

Active and Collaborative Learning

Students can interact though creating eFolio & topic discussions


Community college survey of student engagement

Community College Survey of Student Engagement


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Reading 0080 AQIP ProjectRe-enrollment fall to spring rate


How faculty use the program

How faculty Use the program

SP09

14%

37%

38%

Required 19% Extra 10%

12%

38%

16%

Century College Faculty Survey Fall 2006 (N=130)


Faculty support of the program and view it as worthwhile f2006

Faculty support of the program and view it as worthwhile (F2006)

Century College Faculty Survey Fall 2006 (N=130)


Faculty support of the program and view it as worthwhile sp 2009

Faculty support of the program and view it as worthwhile (SP 2009)

Century College Faculty Spring 2009 (N=150)


Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

Student rating of the program to help with career and education plans

N=99

Century College Student Online Graduation Orientation Survey 2007


Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

Student rating of the program to help with career and education plans

N=2031

Century College Student Online Graduation Orientation Survey 2009


Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

Student rating of the program to help with career and education plans

N=1259

Note:

Response of students who used the program

Century College Student Online Graduation Orientation Survey 2009


Navigating student engagement with the gps lifeplan goals plans success

http://www.lifeplan.project.mnscu.edu/


Thank you

Thank you!

Contact information: Michele Jersak ([email protected]) or 651-779-3221


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