Did You Know?
Volume 20 Issue 12 2012-03-23
It takes a lot of planning to map out an academic career. But when you’re working with information in several different media, the process can be time-consuming and frustrating. However, the future is promising: AU will soon be launching DegreeWorks, “a comprehensive academic advising and degree audit solution” that will communicate directly with AU’s internal student information system and streamline program planning.
DegreeWorks helps students plan their educational futures by “automatically [retrieving] a student’s academic record . . . and [organizing] it into an educational plan on the web, identifying program requirements, courses completed and courses still needed to complete a degree.”
Students will also be able to “explore ‘What if’ scenarios to measure the effects of changing programs or adding majors or minors” and check GPAs based on projected future course grades.
It will be user-friendly, and AU plans to make advisors available for students who need help navigating the system. DegreeWorks will be launched later this year.
For more information on the DegreeWorks project, visit the information site.