College SuccessChapter 4 Planning Your Academic Pathways
•4.1 Defining Values and Setting Goals•4.2 Planning your Degree Path•4.3 Making a Plan•4.4 Managing change and the unexpected
1.I have reflected on and can identify my personal values.2. I have set both short- and long-term academic goals.3. I am familiar with the requirements I must complete and options Imust select to obtain a college degree.4. I am familiar with the resources, tools, and individuals who canassist me in developing an effective plan for success.
• Use your personal values to guide your decision-making, set short-term goals thatbuild toward a long term goal, and plan how you will track progress toward yourgoals.• List the types of college certificates, degrees, special programs, and majors you canpursue, as well as general details about their related opportunities and requirements.• Take advantage of resources to draft and track an academic plan.• Recognize decision-making and planning as continuous processes, especially inresponse to unexpected change.
4.1 Defining Values and Setting GoalsQuestions to consider:• What beliefs help shape your decision-making and goals?• How do you set manageable goals that will help you stay ontrack?
4.1 Defining Values and Setting Goals“In every single thing you do, you are choosing adirection. Your life is a product of choices.”— Dr. Kathleen Hall, CEO of the Stress Instituteand Mindful Living Network
Values•Knowing what you value and making plans accordingly is animportant effort to help you stay on track toward your goals.
Goals andPlanning•Long Term Goals•Short Term Goals•Setting long term and short term goals