unsure of their plans for the coming years, Georgia College offers MAP-Works (Making Achievement Possible), a series of two online surveys designed to help students think forward and make the most of their time in on campus.
MAP-Works is designed to help recognize challenges and opportunities and assist in efforts to reshape behaviors, beliefs and attitudes early the first semester.
“MAP-Works is essential in helping freshmen identify which campus resources they would benefit most from,” said Mike Augustine, senior director for advising and retention.
On Sept. 10, students will receive an email with a link to the fall transition online survey. There will be about 80 questions that will take about 20 minutes to answer. A day or two after submission, the student will receive an email with information on logging back into the MAP-Works program to get a personalized report (presented as a video and a PDF).
The results of the transition survey will help students recognize opportunities and potential challenges to a successful college experience. Individuals can compare their behaviors, expectations and attitudes with those of the freshman class as a whole. The report will also contain tips and resources to help maximize a successful transition to GC.
“After taking the survey, students can access the results online,” said Dr. Paul Jahr, associate vice president for Student Affairs. “The information is easy to access and easy to understand.”
Students will be seeing signs around campus and hearing more about MAP-Works from Community Advisors (CA) in the residence halls, First-Year Academic Seminar instructors and Academic Advisers as September 10 nears.
Dr. Jahr reminds students to “mark that date on your calendar now and remember to respond to the email that arrives in your Bobcats email inbox, open the link to your personal survey, and provide honest responses to the questions asked. A quick response is crucial to a student receiving a personalized report,” he said.