Build Experiential Major Maps

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Build Experiential Major Maps

Adding Co-Curricular Engagement and Career Exploration to Degree Maps

Oct 01, 2019-Jun 30, 2020 — Join Us

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About the Collaborative

Many universities have developed four-year degree maps to help students plan their course schedules and chart a path to a degree. Unfortunately, those maps rarely guide students beyond picking courses. Innovative institutions have gone beyond the academic degree map with experiential major maps, comprehensive plans that align course requirements with co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities. These maps help students explore majors, reflect on the career-relevant skills they are gaining, get hands-on experience in preparation for jobs and graduate programs, and see career paths available to each major.

As more academic leaders express interest in integrating academic and career development for their students, we have created the Experiential Major Map Strategy Collaborative to help our partners:

  • Accelerate creation of experiential major maps
  • Troubleshoot common issues with EAB experts and like-minded peers
  • Learn from institutions that have already created and deployed experiential major maps
  • Create a network of peers to learn from and consult with in real-time

Recommended Audience

  • Provosts or chief academic officers name an implementation leader to participate in the collaborative and spearhead the creation of experiential major maps
  • Typical implementation leaders include directors of career services, associate or vice provosts for academic and student affairs, and other academic and career advising leaders

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