Topic 3 Managing Your GCU Experience
Directions: In order to gain insight into your college and professional experiences, answer the following questions. Record your responses to all questions on this document (the boxes will expand should you require more space).
What are some of the social and professional organizations/associations that are specific to your program outside of GCU? Which one interests you the most, why? (Minimum 100 words total)
Note: The organization/association you discuss here can be specific to your community or your future profession. These can be associated with your work, gym, church, friends, family, business connections, mentors, etc.
Set and share a goal for how you will become involved in a social /professional organization. Discuss how involvement in these types of groups could positively affect you as a student/employee? (Minimum 100 words total)
What do you need to achieve academically to be successful in the future? Are there any GPA requirements, volunteer hours, or employment experience associated with your future career that you learned more about or that you would like to learn more about? (Minimum 100 words total)
Review the “How It All Began: History” section of Chapter 1 in the University Success Guide to locate and explain GCU’s Mission and Vision, Five Mission Competencies, and GCU’s Christian Identity and Mission. (Minimum 100 words total)
· GCU Mission and Vision:
· Five Mission Competencies:
· GCU’s Christian Identity and Mission:
The GCU Academic Catalog lists the university’s General Education (GE) Competencies. Note: While the General Education Competencies support the GCU Mission competencies, they are not the same competencies. (The GE Competencies are listed in the box to the right.) Review Ch. 2 of the University Success Guide to locate and describe the five GE Competencies in your own words.
(Minimum 100 words total)
· University Foundations
· Effective Communication
· Christian Worldview
· Critical Thinking
· Global Awareness, Perspectives and Ethics
The box to the right lists some personal situations you may encounter as a student at GCU. For each situation, list the individual steps you would take, and anyone you may need to contact in order to resolve each one. (Minimum 50 words total)
· Failing a class:
· Missed an assignment/exam due date:
· Feeling nervous or overwhelmed:
· Scheduled for the wrong course/class:
· Cannot log into the digital classroom or to the GCU Library: