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Expectations for your experience Student Development Outcomes The Student Development Outcomes help students become lifelong learners and engaged and effective citizens. You are expected to be involved in activities that will help you build on these areas such as service-learning programs, volunteer programs, internships, learning abroad programs, and student activities.

Responsibility and Accountability Familiarize yourself with each of your course syllabi and create a system for keeping track of assignment deadlines and exam dates. Use your Gopher Guide!

Independence and Interdependence Study hard, but know that help is available: Don’t be afraid to seek it out when needed.

Goal Orientation Remember why you decided to attend the University, stay focused on your goals, and limit distractions that prevent you from achieving them.

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EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUR UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE

Self-Awareness Be open to learning about your strengths and how to utilize them to adapt to new situations.

Resilience Know that exams and papers are not always going to go as expected, but there will be opportunities to improve and there are people and resources available to help.

Appreciation of Differences Challenge yourself to meet people different than yourself; this will allow you to work effectively and respectfully with others.

Tolerance of Ambiguity Maintain focus and motivation even when the process is unclear. More information: www.sdo.umn.edu You can read about involvement opportunities in the section “Getting Involved” on page 56.

Gold Book 2015  

The University of Minnesota Gold Book introduces first-year students and their families to many of the University’s departments and services...

Gold Book 2015  

The University of Minnesota Gold Book introduces first-year students and their families to many of the University’s departments and services...

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