The Academic Standards Department is available to help you succeed. Here are some suggestions on how to overcome the academic struggles you may be experiencing.
Academic Standards specifically works with students whose GPA is below a 2.0 for one or more semesters. Learn more about academic standing and the procedures for each level. The Academic Standards office specifically counsels students who are at the continued probation or suspension level.
Your advisor can assist you in creating a degree plan by utilizing Wolverine Track. Wolverine Track is a web-based tool which provides a clear and convenient method for UVU students, faculty & staff to track degree progress, prepare for registration, and plan for graduation. Wolverine Track lists the detailed requirements for a specific degree and includes the courses a student has earned from UVU, plus accepted courses transferred from other institutions.
To access Wolverine Track, you must be admitted to UVU and in a valid degree-seeking program of study. The link to Wolverine Track is located in UV-Link under the Student tab and in the Student Business menu.
The degree audit lists the catalog requirements and how any previous coursework applies to those requirements. The course planner is found under the Planner tab in Wolverine Track. Here you can select courses from your degree audit and place those courses in the semesters that you plan to take them. Your advisor can assist you in completing your plan.
"My Grad Track" is the most common view for students who want to check their academic progress towards graduation. "My Grad Track" is composed of three areas: Degree Summary, General Education requirements and Core Classes. Students can also access a "Registration Checklist," which gives a snapshot of classes needed to be completed before graduating. This option also allows students to view each class and sections available for registration.
A Degree Audit using Wolverine Track provides a complete picture of student progress. It is comprised of the following major sections depending on the type of degree.
When reviewing your audit you are looking for both Met (green checked boxes) and Not Met (empty red boxes) to determine your progress. Be cautious with the Degree Progess in percent % bar. For example, 97% complete is computing completed or checked boxes, not credits completed. Always check with your advisor to determine your true graduation status.
Wolverine Track includes GPA Graduation, Term and Advice calculators. For more information about how to use Wolverine Track, stop by any Instant Information desk around campus or see your major advisor.
The Degree Audit may be used by students admitted to UVU. To access Wolverine Track, you will need to know your UV ID and password to login to UVLINK (if you do not know your password, type in your birthdate: ddmmyy). For technical assistance, contact the Service Desk at (801) 863-8888.
(Please Read or Print all Instructions prior to linking to UVLINK)
Wolverine Track will only produce audits for students who are "active." Inactive students must reapply for admission to use Wolverine Track.
If you experience problems attempting to run Wolverine Track, please stop in and see your major advisor.
Go to http://www.uvu.edu/wolverinetrack/ for more information.
Making the best career decisions are based on gathering enough of the right information and it starts with self-assessment, or learning more about you. For example, being award of your individual interests and unique personality will help you discover whether you prefer to work with people, data, ideas or things, or some combination of them. Just knowing this will lead to very different career options.
At UVU, we have a number of self-assessment, career assessment and exploration tools available to assist you. Each will help you become more informed about how your personality, interests, values, skills and experiences impact major and career choices. You can learn a lot about yourself through many of these resources, but make sure you include your major advisor/career counselor during the process. This is extremely important. Find your advisor now.
Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)
This MBTI is our most popular personality assessment, and the most reliable over time. This assessment is a questionnaire and designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. Simply put, the MBTI measures random variations in behavior which are actually quite orderly and consistent. These behavior variations occur due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.
Once completed, you will have identified your personality type, most popular job families and occupations, along with 25 related occupations for your type. You will also be provided with a description of your values, strengths and weaknesses as they relate to occupations and interpersonal relationships.
Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
This interest inventory (tool) is our most popular. This assessment measures your answers to how similar or dissimilar you are to individuals in each of six General Occupational Theme areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional. It is a snapshot in time and provides you with a powerful method for matching your interests with opportunities for jobs, education, and leisure activities.
Although career development tools like the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, the Strong Interest Inventory, and other career exploration resources assist you in making more informed career decisions, they are just the tip of the Career Planning iceberg.
You may not have a strong desire to learn more about Career Planning right now, but a healthy awareness of the process will be invaluable to your future. Self-assessment activities give you an excellent start and a solid foundation towards building your long term career success.
This step of the process is often overlooked and yet, it forms the foundation for the rest of the process. "Know Thyself" is the main objective here. Gathering information about yourself - personality, interest, values, talents, skills, and experiences, along with your ambitions - helps complete the picture you have about you.
2. Career Exploration
Along with knowledge of self, being aware of the many opportunities for employment give you a huge advantage in making the right career choice. Do you know how much education you need, to earn the income, to live the life you want?
There are web-based programs that can quickly generate this information for you. Career planning is not a one time effort. It is a continuous process that gets refined the more you know about career, employment, the market place and your education goals. The objective is to expand your knowledge of available career opportunities. Take time to talk with your academic advisor about this important step.
3. Focus and Goal Setting
As important as it is to become aware of the possibilities for careers is the need to narrow down choices that best fit you. Here is where your ideal occupation meets the realization of what can be achieved given personal realities. Factors to consider here are: age, readiness for college, finances, marital status, physical and emotional limitations, time, family status, culture, learning styles and more.
4. Job Search
Here is where opportunity meets your education, skills and experience. Get ready for graduation in advance and being ready to land that first real job. UVU's Career Development Center (CDC) is the place to begin this all important activity. You will want to put as much effort into your job search preparation as you did to select your major, if not more.
5. Career Management
What's important here is understanding that your first job and subsequent jobs are temporary. No one will manage your career for you. You're in charge. The average job tenure is about 3.5 years. Where do you see yourself in three, five or even ten years? The smart individual has a plan for their future.
Remember, you're on educational journey with many twists, turns and decision points. Take your time. Make sure to consult with your career and academic advisors along the way. Your time will be well spent and you can count on navigating the future with more confidence, clarity, realistic goals and expectations. Find your advisor now!