Welcome to Financial Literacy at Benedictine University! Benedictine University began their involvement in Financial Literacy in 2008, with the creation of a Financial Literacy course for undergraduates. To date, over 200 students have completed the course. Students create their own budget and statement of net worth, track their spending using Wealth Watchers' journals, learn from financial literacy experts and an interactive online Financial Literacy website and share their experiences in online discussions.
Besides educating our students in money management, the intent of the course includes outreach to our surrounding community in the area of financial literacy. By partnering with the local chapter of Junior Achievement, enrolled students are required to pass on their new-found knowledge to elementary and junior high students in the surrounding area. The university has also joined forces with the DuPage County Money Smart Week committee to host and put on financial education events on campus every April during Money Smart Week.
Details as to our partnership with Junior Achievement and Money Smart Week are found under the Financial Literacy Community Service tab.
Due to the uniqueness of the components of our financial literacy course, we have been assessing its success. The results are included in the Financial Literacy Course Assessment tab.
For those who would like to know more about financial literacy, links to the resources used in our course are found under the Financial Literacy Resources tab.
Vicki J. Jobst, DBA, CPA
5700 College Road
Scholl Hall, Room 165
Lisle, IL 60532