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Welcome to Open Forum – January 29, 2015 Agenda 1. Brief College Update 2. Student Success 3. Title III grant and realignment of the Student Services Division.

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1 Welcome to Open Forum – January 29, 2015 Agenda 1. Brief College Update 2. Student Success 3. Title III grant and realignment of the Student Services Division 4. College Credit Plus 5. Questions and answers

2 The state of our College is better. We continue to focus on our strategic plan goals of access, success, and resources to fulfill our mission. Although all 3 goals are intertwined, the last couple of years we gave a higher priority to the financial condition at the college. We got it to stabilize. We are now giving a higher priority to student success. College update

3 This year and the next, we are giving a higher priority to student success a. welcoming culture, b. improving the student experience and service, c. simplifying the processes, d. single stop at student services, e. more intrusive and caring advising process (Dr. Bikholz will discuss further), f. structured schedules with more cohorts and block scheduling, g. College Credit Plus (Dave Cardwell will discuss further), Student Success

4 h. more internships, i. better IT infrastructure, j. reduce cohort default rate through financial literacy and policies, k. From Complete College America and Guided Pathways to Success: meta majors, math aligned to majors, academic maps, default pathways, critical pathway courses, l. State success factors: course completion, certificate completion, pass rates, transfer and graduation rate (Koffi will discuss further) Student Success

5 Ways we can help the students: a. Developing a classroom retention plan using data with faculty discussion within the divisions to establish and share best practices (Dr. Reed will discuss further) b. Encouraging students to register for their classes, and early c. Reducing the cost of textbooks by requiring only books that will be used, and cutting down on optional books d. Providing class materials electronically and cutting down on copying and reducing charges on students e. Grading consistency across the College f. Early alert (attendance, no-pay) and related automated policies Student Success

6 Retention & Completion = Student Success

7 Time to Celebrate… Enrollment is flat Student Retention is 90% Retention & Completion

8 Not time to gloat… Every community college in the state is focused on improvement Things can change on a dime! Retention & Completion

9 Impact ONE change can make a. If we could keep one more student from withdrawing between the first and fifteenth day… $211,833 additional tuition for fall 2014 OR b. If we could stop students from obtaining loan money when they no longer qualify $60,000 for fall 2014 Retention & Completion

10 Two Strategies 1. Best practices for keeping students in class 2. Best practices for notifying financial aid when a student stops coming to class Retention & Completion

11 1. Best Practices for keeping students in class… Students need: A sense of where they’re going and how they’ll get there A feeling that the other members of the class are not strangers, and that you and they are forming a group in which it’s safe to participate An awareness that you care about their learning and will be fair An expectation that the class will be both valuable and fun Retention & Completion

12 Best Practices for keeping students in class… Other best practices: Early Alerts (attendance, no-pay…) Mid-term grades Open conversation as an agenda item at division meetings Retention & Completion

13 2. Best Practices for reducing federal financial aid fraud Mid-term grades AWD grades (Academic Withdrawal) Direct communication with the Financial Aid Office NCSC returned $143,636.32 to the federal government that had already been dispersed to students who were no longer eligible for that aid (and now must repay!)  Retention & Completion

14 Student Success State Success Factors

15 FY 2015 SSI

16 CourseCompletions (FTE) Course Completions (FTE)

17 CourseCompletions (Access) Course Completions (Access)

18 SuccessPoints Success Points

19 AssociateDegrees Associate Degrees

20 AssociateDegrees (access) Associate Degrees (access)

21 Certificates

22 Certificates Access

23 Transfers Transfers -

24 TransfersAccess Transfers - Access

25 Developments in Student Services: Realignment

26 Student Services Supporting the Mission: Access, Success, Resources Access: Raising Awareness “ Best Decision Period” campaign - Admissions, Recruitment and Gateway Services: Realignment

27 Student Services A concept that positions North Central State College as an institution of opportunity Builds on the “awareness” created by Marketing and Public Relations by creating a more seamless transition from Recruiting through Admissions and ultimately Enrollment Creating relationships with area high schools in order to become an institution of choice in meeting THEIR needs: Realignment

28 Student Services Action steps: Regular and meaningful visits to area high schools with dates established in consultation with high school counselors Getting prospective students on campus for a meaningful activity Realignment

29 Student Services Action steps: (continued) Establishing North Central State College as a comprehensive contemporary institution (transfer and technical college) Viable career and occupational programs, with ties to local and regional employers and up-to-date current job opportunities, educational requirements and regional market data, including salary information (Square One, Focus Two, and Career Coach) Realignment

30 Student Services Action steps: (continued) Raising awareness of guaranteed transfer courses through OTM (Ohio Transfer Module), TAG (Transfer Assurance Guides) and institution-specific articulation agreements We are a Quality Institution that offers cost savings and convenience of beginning your higher education career at home: Message to students and families of this region: “Take a Look at us Now” Realignment

31 Student Services  Our data demonstrates our approach to quality has paid off  Examples include:  Passage rate for licensure exams  Number of transfers to universities  Meeting the needs of employers as confirmed with their feedback  Number of master-level faculty and years of experience  Improving graduates quality of life through average salaries earnings

32 Student Services Phase 1: Resources and Strategies to support Access Personnel: Filled the following replacement positions: Director of Admissions, Recruitment and Gateway Services Recruiters (2 full-time positions: consolidated from 3-part time positions) Emphasis: Increase Access to North Central State College Realignment

33 Student Services Phase 1: Resources and Strategies to support Access Strategy: Increase Awareness and Value in attending NCSC and importance of a strong start (academic preparation in high school, skill building, difference between high school and college Strategy: High School, including Parent Programs, and Campus Visitation programs (under development) with an emphasis on “goodness of fit” Realignment

34 Student Services Priorities for Phase II: Access Strategy: Review of current business practices and examine for currency and pertinence (are we competitive in today’s higher education marketplace?) Realignment

35 Student Services Preview Days/Nights An opportunity to meet the experts: the faculty What would you say if you had a chance to meet with students who wanted to meet with you about the discipline to which you have devoted your life’s work? Do you think it would make a difference in a student’s decision making process on college choice? Realignment

36 Student Services Phase I: Personnel and Strategies for Success Selection as a Title III recipient has provided NCSC opportunities to better prepare prospective students for the collegiate experience. Introduce Meta-majors (program focus areas) and support earlier career exploration and development. Build academic skills. Realignment

37 Student Services Phase I: Personnel and Strategies for Success (continued) Build college readiness skills, including shaping student expectations (Student Enrollment Days, New Student Orientation) that will allow FYEX to focus on student success Establish the unwritten rules of college success Complete the financial aid process in a more timely way Realignment

38 Student Services Phase I: Personnel (Proposed next steps) Immediate release of posting for: Director of Student Success and Transition Services Success Coach for College Credit Plus Program (this position has responsibility for working collaboratively with the College Credit Plus Coordinator and Director of Admissions, Recruitment and Gateway Services) Realignment

39 Student Services Phase I: Personnel (Proposed next steps) Success Coaches and Division Academic Advisors (Planning is underway with the Student Success Coaches and Division Building Advisors to facilitate an advising “hands-off” process to ensure students transition with an emphasis on academic progression and credential completion) Realignment

40 Student Services Phase I: Personnel (Proposed next steps) Career Counseling ( position funded through Title III) Next steps involve review and finalization of roles and responsibilities related to Career Counselor position. This position is targeted to be housed at the Kehoe Center in Shelby. Realignment

41 Title III Grant Strengthening Institutions Program NCSC

42 What? Department of Education Grant $2.9 Million over 5 years Awarded Oct. 1, 2014

43 Why Title III? All our students deserve : 1-on-1 attention More guidance in course planning Proactive advising which is key in helping students recognize potential and to ensure they are successful in their college career

44 Why Title III? Purpose? RETENTION! …“seeks to strengthen the institution by improving student engagement through advising, leading to improved retention, completion and success.”

45 Objectives- Retention! By Sept 30, 2019…. Objective 1: 5% increase from baseline for full-time degree-seeking students enrolled in their first year who are retained from fall to spring semester Objective 2: 5% increase of full-time degree-seeking student who complete their first year and persist to second year Objective 3: 5% increase in graduation rates within three years for targeted students Objective 4: 10 key faculty in each academic division will improve their skills to effectively advise students in their academic disciplines Created by the TITLE III grant committee which included faculty and staff

46 “ These overall objectives align directly with the Government Performance and Results Act and the Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program Competitive Preference Priorities – Increasing Postsecondary Success: College Completion and Improving Productivity.”

47 WHAT HAVE WE ACCOMPLISHED TO DATE? 1. Hired project Staff a. 3 Building Advisors  Kehoe – Brandell Baldridge  Fallerius – Brian Wirick  Health Science – Brian Stover b. Project Director – Bev Walker, 110 Kee Hall, x9026, KH-6

48 2. Purchased equipment/software a. Encore Academic Advising Software- to Create Educational Plans for students b. 4 New PCs for new staff WHAT HAVE WE ACCOMPLISHED TO DATE?

49 3. Reviewed/revised Budget 4. Reviewed/revised the grant narrative/activities 5. Acquired funding, set up budget accounts 6. discussed vision of building advisors’ roles with each dean and their plan to share information with faculty 7. Identified Steering Committee WHAT HAVE WE ACCOMPLISHED TO DATE?

50 What is in progress? Developing Mediated student-initiated course Drop Strategy Identifying future Task Forces Contracting outside Evaluator Ongoing training for building advisors Creating Job Descriptions for: Career Counselor IT Project Staff member

51 What do We need to do yet this year? Seek 10 faculty volunteers to participate in professional development for advising Implement/Train all advisors on new Academic Planning Software Begin work with evaluator Decide on Data to Collect Ex. 25% of students advised report increase in Career Knowledge Begin planning for a Transition Orientation with Taskforce Continue work with Federal Govt Contact administrator, NaLini Lamba-Nieves Recruit/Hire IT project person and Career Counselor Plan ways to Increase # of intentional, required advising contacts for college ready students from 1 to 4 Midyear report - April

52 North Central State College Early College Programs January 2015

53 Early College Programs Programs that provide opportunities for secondary school students to earn college credit while also earning high school credit.

54 Current Early College Programs Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program(PSEOP) Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Seniors to Sophomores College NOW

55 Post Secondary Enrollment Option Became law in 1989 For High School Juniors and Seniors Eventually Opened to Freshmen thru Seniors High School Students on College Campus Not Popular with Many School Districts NC State made PSEO classes available at High Schools Private Schools and PSEO

56 Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit 2007 - NC State Introduced Dual Enrollment Dual Enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take college-credit bearing courses Taught at the high school by college-approved high school teachers Open to Freshmen thru Senior students

57 SP-2015 DATA Dual Enrollment 19 - Participating High Schools 72 – Number of class sections 691 – Number of students registered 2422 – Number of registered credit hours

58 Seniors to Sophomores Introduced through a grant High School Seniors enrolled full time on campus Limited number – 5 students/year First Generation College Students Family, High School, College Partnership

59 SP-2015 DATA Seniors to Sophomores 5 – Number of Students 72 – Number of Credit Hours


61 College Credit Plus Passage of Ohio House Bill 487 Replaces Current Early College Programs in Ohio Post-Secondary Enrollment Dual Enrollment Seniors to Sophomores

62 College Credit Plus Who is Eligible for College Credit Plus? Ohio students in grades 7 through 12 can take college classes at Ohio public colleges for free. There will be no extra charges for fees or books. To participate in College Credit Plus students will have to prove they are college ready by submitting an ACT score or by taking a COMPASS assessment.

63 College Credit Plus While CCP is a new name for Early College Still college and different from HS Level of content is advanced Method of delivery may be different Speed of delivery is increased Responsibility is shifted to student

64 CCP Encourages Partnerships High Schools partner with an institution of higher learning Determine which courses can be delivered using High School Teachers Develop pathways for students to consider

65 CCP Encourages Partnerships High Schools need to prepare pathways that provide 15 credits and 30 credits by HS graduation Pathways provide an outline for students to follow which lead to either an associate degree or credits that will transfer to a bachelor’s degree

66 CCP Encourages Partnerships Schools need to inform students of available CCP options Develop a web page with CCP information

67 Who can participate? College-ready students in middle and high school may be admitted to CCP College-ready is defined as: ACT reading score of 18 COMPASS reading score of 80 Specific classes have prerequisites which must also be met

68 Who can participate? Additional secondary admission criteria may be considered Overall GPA Specific course GPA Teacher recommendation

69 Multiple pathways are available NC State has prepared six sample pathways AA in Business Administration AA in Education AA in Liberal Arts AS in Social Science Health Science Mechanical Engineering

70 CCP is a work in progress Complete rules of CCP are being finalized and are scheduled to be available by the end of February

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