Setting goals to improve performance
Every fall semester, students complete a goal-setting project to get focused for the year. All classes set and track goals, but the project becomes more rigorous with each rising class level, as well as taking on a different angle corresponding with their MAPS theme for the year: Motivation, Attitude, Professionalism, or Skills.
Freshmen set daily goals before each work day and explore the connection between goal-setting and personal motivation.
The sophomore goal-setting project will begin second semester and build upon the values exploration that the sophomores are currently doing. Students are working to connect personal values with daily action to keep a positive attitude at work.
Juniors focus on outcomes, taking ownership of the tracking and measuring of their professional progress.
Seniors incorporate an element of feedback and collaboration into their goal-setting project, as they begin a year focused on the skill of networking. Those of you with senior students can expect them to take initiative in asking for your feedback on their goals and progress.