Smart goals | ASH101 | Ashford University



Think about what you want to accomplish as a college student as you craft an academic SMART goal. While earning credits and getting good grades is important, so is the act of learning and applying your learning in meaningful ways. You can still set a professional SMART goal even if you’re not currently working in your dream profession yet. In fact, that’s why it’s important to set goals about that now. If you’re not sure what you want to do professionally, consider crafting a goal related to your role as an employee such as work ethic, time management, and other work-related responsibilities.


To complete your assignment,

  • Download the SMART Goals template and respond to each section. Save the completed template to your computer and upload it to Waypoint. Be sure to double-check that it was properly saved and uploaded successfully.
    • In the SMART Goals template, you will
      • Write an academic SMART goal.
      • Explain how your academic goal is specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.
      • Write a professional SMART goal.
      • Reflect on the value of SMART goals.