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Spring 3-15-2019


The Office of Student Transitions embarked upon its second pilot year of implementing Gallup's CliftonStrengths for Students into First-Year Seminar (FYS) courses. Strengths development focuses on improving self-awareness and well-being, giving students a tool to understand how to leverage their natural talents for success. Nearly half of the FYS instructors chose to integrate Strengths activities and development into their courses. Final data indicated an increase in self-awareness, confidence, and affirmation of major/career choices. Nearly 89% of pilot students said that Strengths should be implemented in all FYS courses.


Ms. Adrienne Fraaza, from the Office of Student Transitions, and Dr. Ewa Urban, from Career and Student Employment Services, shared this poster at the 2019 WMU Assessment in Action Conference on March 15. They were the recipients of one of the 2018-19 WMU Assessment Fellows Grants to conduct research on assessment of student learning outcomes.