Identifying Shared Objectives and Assessing Our Success

Assessment Coordinator Kara Moloney ('92) leads a discussion on advising objectives.

While each college has goals that are specific to its students, we share many advising goals for undergraduates throughout the colleges:  the ability to use campus resources, tools and strategies; to develop academic and professional relationships; to integrate classroom and co-curricular learning opportunities, and to use critical self-reflective practices to inform decisions about educational, career, and life goals as these connect to personal skills, interests and abilities.

The assessment process helps us develop and articulate objectives, and formulate ways to measure our success in guiding students to accomplish these goals.  Identifying common Advising Objectives along with benchmarks, indicators and metrics help us to see our strengths and identify areas for improvement.  Assessing the efficacy of current academic advising will guide the development of future practices.

Tiffany Johnson“Ultimately we want students to leave UC Davis having chosen a field of study that aligns with their interests, abilities and life goals and having participated in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that supplement those goals.”

-Tiffany Johnson (‘04), Former Undergraduate Advisor, CAES

Aspirational Principles

We believe that students deserve:

Informational Guidance

Informational Guidance

to access and use appropriate resources,
tools, and strategies to navigate the
complexity of the University.

Informational Guidance

Intellectual Mentorship

so that students can actively and
intentionally participate in a vibrant
community of learning and scholarship.

Informational Guidance

Developmental Relationships

that encourage student reflection, agency,
responsibility, and self-advocacy.