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Life Preparation... increase your knowledge with snapshots of diverse experiences!

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Life Preparation Track

College helps you prepare for an exciting career, but it also provides the opportunity to explore new ideas and concepts to broaden your viewpoint and expand your knowledge base. Many of the things you learn in college will become your opinions, values, and character traits. You will have the opportunity to participate in additional engaging activities in addition to your classwork that will provide you with interesting experiences and ideas and help you prepare for a successful and rewarding life!


  • Awareness - an awareness of the importance of developing skills and traits within the 6 life preparation areas
  • Knowledge - a strong, first-hand knowledge of how development in these areas encourages a rich and full life
  • Application - participation in activities and reflection in each of the 6 areas

Mentoring Focus

The mentoring focus in the Life Preparation Track includes understanding and development of skills and traits within the 6 life preparation areas.

Certification Requirements

Participants complete two activities in each of the 6 areas:

  1. Integrative & Applied Learning - discipline-appropriate experiences with the academic and broader community.
  2. Intellectual & Practical Skills Foundation - a foundation of intellectual and practical skills including communication, quantitative reasoning (critical, analytical, and creative thinking), and technical and information literacies.
  3. People of Integrity - personal and social responsible by acquiring, developing, and demonstrating skills in ethical reasoning and understanding.
  4. Professional Competency - professional competence by meeting the established standards of the discipline, working as a valued member of a team, effectively formulating and solving problems.
  5. Stewards of Place - stewardship of local, national and global communities by cultivating an awareness of interdependence among those communities.
  6. Knowledge Foundation - knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world in the following areas of essential study: arts, history, humanities, languages, science and mathematics, social sciences.
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