The Liberal Arts Advisor Training Session

The Liberal Arts Training Session

Participants will be encouraged to share examples of how they talk with students who, for example, are questioning why they need to take a certain course and/or requirement.

Session Details

Intended Audience
Full-time professional academic advisors

Informal conversation led by facilitators who will encourage participants to ask questions and share ideas if you have them.

Advisors interested in gaining experience in facilitating discussions and are very comfortable with how they describe the GE requirements to students. Contact Shannon if you are interested.

Session Length

Typical Offering Pattern
May and December

Learning Outcomes

  • (Knowledge) Recall content learned by completing session pre-requisites.
  • (Comprehension) Describe GE goals and expected outcomes.
  • (Comprehension) Explain the value of at least two GE requirement categories by using concrete and creative examples.


  • Curricular Experience at The Ohio State University
  • College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum and Assessment Operations Manual (page 27 includes GE Learning Objectives and Outcomes)
  • Think about the following questions and for those who are comfortable can share their answers, otherwise come prepared to listen and learn.
  • Think about a situation you had with a student who was adamantly questioning the value of fulfilling a GE requirement. What did you do? What would you have done differently?
  • Does your program have GE requirements students question more often than others?

Aspects of Advisor Training and Development

This particular session aligns with the following aspects of advisor training and development.


Essential Advising Skill(s):

  • Understand, communicate, and know how to locate programmatic and curricular information
  • Evaluate and communicate student's progress toward a degree within the context of the student's academic and career goals

Student Learning Outcome(s):

  • Understands and appreciates the role of the breadth component of the degree
  • Understands the curricular requirements for her/his degree program
  • Formulates and revises degree plans and selects appropriate courses based on academic goals