First To Go Program Learning Outcomes
I. By attending First To Go sponsored events, activities, and informational sessions, First-generation college students who are transitioning into the university (e.g.: first-year freshmen, transfers, commuters, first-year graduate students) will:
A. Understand the relationship between a productive transition into the university and sustained academic success.
B. Be able to locate resources within the university that can aid transition into college.
C. Develop strategies for navigating hidden curriculum, policies, and programs at LMU.
II. By actively participating in the networking and community building opportunities offered through the First To Go Program, first-generation college students will:
A. Build relationships with faculty and professional staff who can help facilitate students’ academic, professional, and personal development.
B. Create connections with other first-generation students on campus.
C. Use resources obtained through academic enrichment events and activities to further students’ goals.
III. By seeking out opportunities to participate in the academic discourse of the university, first-generation college students in the First To Go Program will:
A. Understand academic discourse as transactional and recognize the value of their contributions to research, conferences, panels, critical and creative publications, etc.
B. Learn discursive conventions of the university in order to participate in specialized conversations.
C. Understand how to use knowledge and language to bridge the gap between privileged and disempowered and/or underrepresented groups.
IV. By developing an awareness of the diverse types of social capital first-generation college students bring into the university, students participating in the First To Go Program will:
A. Learn how to apply strengths common to first-generation college students (e.g.: resilience, resourcefulness, creativity, and dedication) to various situations in order to succeed at the college level.
B. Build stores of social capital by drawing on academic resources, professional development opportunities, and mentoring relationships.
C. Develop strategies for integrating social capital built at LMU into post-graduate study or work.