Plan It 4-Ward is a tool that students can use to strategically plan their path to graduation while considering specific areas impacting the overall college experience: Academic, Career, Engagement, Financial, and Well-being. The idea is to plan in multiple areas while continuing to move 4-ward. Plan It 4-Ward is introduced to students in the First-Year Experience course, and students are encouraged to continue use of the tool beyond the first semester. The purpose of this assessment project was to: 1) Identify whether students found the tool useful in their first semester; 2) Understand if students continued to utilize the tool beyond the first semester, how they engaged with the tool; and 3) Examine whether students were encouraged to use the tool across campus, especially in offices that directly relate to the identified areas.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Bau, Andrea E.; Booher, Steve; and Hernandez De Alvarez, Fanny, "Plan It 4-Ward: Assessment of Student Awareness and Engagement" (2020). Assessment Fellows Grant. 60.