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Discussion: Degree in Four Developing a Four-Year Graduation Guarantee Sukhwant Jhaj Dean of Undergraduate Studies Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate.

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1 Discussion: Degree in Four Developing a Four-Year Graduation Guarantee Sukhwant Jhaj Dean of Undergraduate Studies Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Success

2 Four Year Graduation Guarantee If a student participates in this program, maintains eligibility, and cannot graduate in four years because a required class is unavailable, PSU will approve a substitute course, waive the requirement, or pay the tuition.

3 When? Suggest implementation for fall 2013

4 Why Now? Four year graduation rate below 10% (Average of 2001 to 2007 cohort) Focus on student success Intense competition for students Four year Degree Map developed by all undergraduate programs

5 Structure Partnership between student and PSU Student responsibility: Eligibility, major declaration, degree map, meet with advisor, academic performance University responsibility: matriculate to major, access to coursework and support by advisors

6 Goals Demonstrate institutional commitment Change perception Develop community Encourage degree completion Change institutional practices Improve planning

7 Examples University of Minnesota Four year graduation plan University at Buffalo Finish in Four

8 Next Steps Stakeholders agreement and/or input: Colleges/schools/departments, ALT, faculty senate Departments Agree to participate Departments reviews degree maps, course offerings, advising plan for completion in four years Students admitted to degree programs as they begin their education at PSU Establish project steering group Update PSU processes

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