LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
Examines factors that influence the academic performance of college students. Identifies social, affective, and cognitive barriers negatively impacting learning. Introduces strategic approaches for improving academic performance, which are tailored to individual students, implemented and evaluated. Highlights University resources for supporting academic performance. Offered every semester. 2 credit hours
Laker Strategies for Success (LSS 180) is a non-credit bearing program for first year students that are on jeopardy of dismissal or academic probation that will help students get back on track academically and have a successful winter semester. Participants in the program meet one hour a week for 9 weeks. The program begins within the first couple weeks of the start of the winter semester.
The goal of the program is to foster the development of academic resiliency by providing a supportive community, teaching academic strategies, and encouraging a growth-mindset that allows students to deal with academic and personal setbacks and challenges from a perspective of empowerment and personal choice.
The following student success topics will be discussed:
Students who participate in this program have been found to have a higher GPA at the end of the winter semester and have a better chance of returning to good academic standing than those who do not participate. All first year students who have a GPA below 2.000 are eligible for the program. Please contact the Student Academic Success Center at (616) 331-3588 for more information.
*There is no cost associated with this program.