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1 Tulsa Community College Graduation Blitz Dr. Brett Campbell Provost of Student Affairs Tulsa Community College

2 Graduation: (grad·u·a·tion) n. a.Conferral or receipt of an academic degree or diploma marking completion of studies. b.A ceremony at which degrees or diplomas are conferred; a commencement. Blitz: (blits) n. a.An intense campaign: a media blitz focused on young voters.

3 Public two year colleges enroll 44% of all undergraduate students More than half of all new college students begin at the community college (AACC 2000)

4 Community College enrollment over the decades ( National Profile Community Colleges, 2000 ) million million million million million million

5 Graduation Rate Comparisons 30.9% of students who enter community colleges earn degrees within 3 years 42.9% of students who enter four year public schools earn degrees within 6 years 56.2% of four year private schools student earn degrees within 6 years (ACT 2000)

6 Tulsa Community College TCC Opened in 1970 to 2600 students Comprehensive mission –Technical-Occupational Programs –University Parallel Programs –Continuing education, non-credit programs –Culture of Partnerships

7 Tulsa Community College College grew by about 10% a year throughout the 80s NE Campus, 1978 SE Campus, 1984 West Campus, 1995 Conference Center, 1982, shared facility with Tulsa Technology Center

8 Tulsa Community College Multi-faceted, comprehensive institution serving over 37,000 individuals annually in credit and non-credit programs AA, AS and AAS Degrees 11,000 enrolled in online courses TCC is the principle provider for the first two years of higher education in Tulsa

9 Graduation Blitz Teams formed across campus lines in Spring 2003 Teams included Registration, Financial Aid, and Academic Advisors Initial goal was to contact students regarding graduation checks

10 Graduation Blitz Students identified through a query of the SIS Query criteria: within 9 hours of graduation, in good academic standing, and currently enrolled Over 400 students called 4 teams

11 Graduation Blitz TCC Foundation provided gift certificates to winning team Replicated processes for the 2004 academic year Teams wanted to incorporate process into standard procedures

12 The Results

13 TCC ranked nationally per number of graduates: – , 35 th in the nation 1571 Graduates – , 30 th in the nation 1812 Graduates – , 18 th in the nation 2021 Graduates – , data not released 2284 Graduates

14 Graduation Blitz The Third Year –Began new process of data mining Use of comparative data with ONCOURSE –Compares degree audit function with criteria set by enrollment managers –Produced specific majors to focus graduation efforts

15 Graduation Blitz Future plans –Use of new technology –Push technology: –Auto-dialer for student reminders –FirstStop: consolidation of advising/retention services

16 Graduation Blitz Additional considerations –Assessment of program –Articulation of published numbers Comparing apples to apples Questions


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