Self-Direction I can...


Examining current performance critically to identify steps/strategies to persist.

  • Self-reflect with intent, understanding my strengths and challenges.
  • Self-advocate, explaining what I need to be successful.
  • Persevere and demonstrate resilience.
  • Embody a growth mindset.

Decision Making

Make responsible decisions, based on potential outcomes.
  • Develop a realistic, specific, and observable goal.
  • Break a long term goal into short-term mini-goals.
  • Analyze performance to determine next steps.
  • Choose strategies to overcome potential obstacles.
  • Identify evidence of success.

March 2021 - Portrait of a Graduate Student Growth & Development Matrix:  “I Can” Statements