LSAMP Student Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

First Year: Exploration and Integration

The primary goal for first year students is to build a foundation upon which students may become engaged with the cultural community of the university and utilize the tools and resources designed to help them achieve academic success. Students receive academic support; counseling/advisement; faculty mentoring; peer mentoring; and opportunity to participate in social events.

Second Year: STEM Field Engagement and Introduction to Research

The primary goals for second year students are to strengthen relationships among students and faculty and to develop interest in completing research in the STEM field. Additionally, students are to successfully complete foundational coursework for their STEM major. Students receive academic support; counseling/advisement; faculty mentoring; peer mentoring; and opportunity to participate in social events.

Third Year Students: Conducting Research and Preparing for Graduate School

The primary goals for third year students are to focus on undergraduate research and to start planning for graduate school. Students will be supported through various campus partners to conduct research and present their findings at symposiums, conferences, and/or forums. Students will receive assistance on understanding the application process for graduate degree programs and preparation for entrance examinations. Students receive academic support; counseling/advisement; professional/career advising; faculty mentoring; and opportunity to participate in social events.

 Fourth Year Students: Navigating the Graduate School Application and Selection Process

The primary goal for the fourth year students are to successfully navigate through the graduate school application and selection process. Students will be offered programming through various offices within the university, and guidance from their faculty mentors/research advisors. Students receive academic support; counseling/advisement; professional/career advising; faculty mentoring; and opportunity to participate in social events.