PATHWAYS BETWEEN MAJORS: INFOGRAPHICS FOR STUDENTS AND ADVISORS
About half of first-time students at The University of Arizona will change major at least once before they graduate. These infographics help identify tried-and-true pathways between majors that have historically been both common (i.e. “tried”) and where students have been likely to graduate in four years (i.e. “true”). To do this, Integrated Advising Analytics used 10 years of UA data to link students’ first and last primary academic plan per census dates to their associated four-year graduation outcomes.
Two different types of major-specific infographics are included as .pdfs for plans with at least three other, associated majors.
- ‘What else is out there?’ shows the tried-and-true graduation pathways from a starting major to other majors to help students think about alternatives.
- ‘Welcome to ____!’ shows where students who join a particular major and have strong four-year graduation outcomes tend to have started at UA to help advisors get to know their new recruits.
For each of these, one version is meant to be shared with students (student view) and one is intended only for advisors and their colleagues (advisor view).