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CLASS: Coordinated and Linked Approaches to Student Success

CLASS Initiative V


The CLASS Leadership and Professional Preparedness Task Force was charged with reviewing current career skills programs and mentoring programs, which includes peer mentoring, faculty mentoring and college mentoring, and creating a plan for implementing strategies, approaches and processes that will better align these programs with the needs of UTSA students. The task force identified three areas of focus: career options assessment; recent graduate network for mentorship; marketable skills in the curriculum, in alignment with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 60x30TX strategic plan.

CLASS Strategies for Leadership & Professional Preparation

  • Continuous career options assessment at orientation and during freshman and sophomore years

  • Identify and build recent graduate networks

  • Identify marketable skills in curriculum;
    • Identify competencies (soft skills, specialized or technical skills, software skills)
    • Determine and write-in marketable skills that will be intentionally practiced or learned into each course syllabus