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1 Dr Neil Williams Faculty Director of Feedback and Student Experience | Kingston University Academic Probation Programme Background and Aims The Academic Probation Programme Evaluation Future Challenges Dr Neil Williams Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University

2 Academic Probation Programme | Dr Neil Williams| Kingston University Background Faculty of Science Engineering and Computing In level 4 and 5 transitions most problematic. Diverse intake 40% or more Non Traditional Entrants for many courses. Poor level 5 progression- only 60-70% for some courses.

3 Academic Probation Programme | Dr Neil Williams| Kingston University What is Academic Probation? Common in US universities “Students are placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA falls below 2.0.” Students are also placed on academic probation if their "term" or semester UC GPA falls below 1.5 for one semester.

4 Academic Probation Programme | Dr Neil Williams| Kingston University KU Academic Probation Programme Aims Identify all students in level 4 and 5 who had failed 50% or more of their credits in Semester 1 Design and deliver a programme to improve academic engagement and performance of struggling students.

5 Academic Probation Programme | Dr Neil Williams| Kingston University Letter to students ……. you are expected to undergo an Academic Probation Programme. You are required to follow a support programme that has been developed to help improve your academic performance and show the Faculty that you are fully engaged with your studies. Failure to engage with the academic probation programme may influence decisions on opportunities for reassessment or repeat of modules.

6 Academic Probation Programme | Dr Neil Williams| Kingston University

7 Elements of Support Programme 1 Complete an Academic Self-Assessment Exercise (ASAE) 2 Discuss their ASAE with their Personal Tutor 3 Attend an Academic Success Workshop 4 Visit Academic Skills Centre S³ with a draft assessment

8 Academic Probation Programme | Dr Neil Williams| Kingston University Work Obstacles Time management Financial issuesPersonal Issues Lack of study skills AssessmentsClasses Academic Self-Assessment exercise

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11 This self assessment is a modification of that developed by Baylor University and that developed by Brigham Young University

12 Academic Probation Programme | Dr Neil Williams| Kingston University Academic Success Workshop (ASW)  Effective learning strategies/ study skills;  Resources and support available to students;  University regulations on reassessment, progression and dismissal-

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15 Level APP attn= progress % Repeat %Fail % <1 sem B fail 2 Fails No % yes % 3 Fails No Yes Fails No Yes3033 w and S15

16 Academic Probation Programme | Dr Neil Williams| Kingston University APP in  Reduced funding  Only level 5 students  Less strongly worded communication

17 Academic Probation Programme | Dr Neil Williams| Kingston University Engagement

18 Academic Probation Programme | Dr Neil Williams| Kingston University Support for Academic Progression  Restructured academic year, year long modules.  Monitoring of progress even more important but  Difficulty in Identifying failing/unengaged

19 Academic Probation Programme | Dr Neil Williams| Kingston University Identifying unengaged students 2013  Absences from classes.  Non-submission of coursework (formative or summative).  Non-engagement with the Personal Tutor Scheme.

20 Academic Probation Programme | Dr Neil Williams| Kingston University Support for Academic Progression Current and future challenges.


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