Navigator module iconBe the Captain of Your Own Ship!

The navigator module will support you in navigating the continuum of your academic journey from registration to post-graduation.

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By the end of the Navigator module you will be able to:

  1. Set goals to identify a direction and create balance in your life
    • Identify barriers causing you stress
    • Get to the root cause of your concerns
    • Develop relevant goals to address your concerns
    • Outline strategies to accomplish your goals
  2. Set realistic timelines in order to prioritize and manage your workload
    • Gather information from the program about your timelines and due dates
    • Create a budget for your personal time management
    • Develop strategies to complete your work and projects on time
    • Identify methods to further improve your personal time management
  3. Seek support for wellness, disabilities, and mental health concerns
    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of when you need help
    • Identify short-term strategies you can use now to address your immediate needs
    • Identify long-term strategies that you could use in the future to keep you afloat
  4. Identify strategies to increase access to technology, services, and financial needs
    • Identify technology and financial services available at your institution
    • Create a personal financial plan
    • Locate and advocate for functional workspaces that meet your needs
    • Communicate when you are faced with barriers in your studies
    • Access library resources and other academic supports for your program
  5. Inform yourself about the pathways and requirements of your program
    • Navigate your personal pathway from registration to graduation and beyond
    • Identify unique requirements as an international student
    • Locate information within your Learning Management System (LMS) and course materials
    • Identify who to contact and where to find information on a college/university website

Level Up Your Navigation Skills:

  • Level 1: Self – these activities can be done on your own to help you reflect on your own values, beliefs, challenges, barriers, successes, and goals.
  • Level 2: Partner – these activities encourage you to share your thoughts, feelings, ideas, and plans with a partner, peer, family member, Elder, coach, or anyone else you trust and care about.
  • Level 3: Share – these activities encourage you to share with other students, be they in your own peer group, program, department, college/university, or on the Liberated Learner website to share with learners everywhere.

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Navigator Module : Goals and expecations: Develop Smart Goals and strategies. Timelines and workload: create a time budget, develop personal time management strategies. Wellness and support: perform a well being assessment. develop startegeies to support wellness. Access and Finance: create a financial plan. locate resources and workshops. develop strategies. Information and pathways: learn to naviaget college websites. identify unique requirements.


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