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1 The University of North Carolina General Administration Dr. Karrie G. Dixon Associate Vice President Dr. Karrie G. Dixon Associate Vice President UNC Academic Summer Bridge Retention Programs

2 The University of North Carolina General Administration Program Purpose Designed for recent high school graduates Intensive, “boot camp” structured program “Bridge” students into the fall semester and introduce a foundation for student success Designed for recent high school graduates Intensive, “boot camp” structured program “Bridge” students into the fall semester and introduce a foundation for student success

3 The University of North Carolina General Administration Program Design Student must be admissible to the host UNC campus Required to participate in a 5 or 6 week intense summer residential program Program is NOT remedial and/or developmental in design Student must be admissible to the host UNC campus Required to participate in a 5 or 6 week intense summer residential program Program is NOT remedial and/or developmental in design

4 The University of North Carolina General Administration Program Design Must complete a college level Math and English course (6 credits) with a grade of “C” or higher in each course Students receive mandatory academic support Monitored through graduation by host campus and UNC GA. Must complete a college level Math and English course (6 credits) with a grade of “C” or higher in each course Students receive mandatory academic support Monitored through graduation by host campus and UNC GA.

5 The University of North Carolina General Administration UNC Academic Summer Bridge Retention Programs 5 SB programs across the UNC system: Panelists: Dr. David Hood, North Carolina Central University Aspiring Eagles Academy Deana Johnson, UNC Pembroke Raising the BAR Dr. Wanda Lester, NC A&T State University Aggie Impact Scholars 5 SB programs across the UNC system: Panelists: Dr. David Hood, North Carolina Central University Aspiring Eagles Academy Deana Johnson, UNC Pembroke Raising the BAR Dr. Wanda Lester, NC A&T State University Aggie Impact Scholars

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7  The primary purpose of the Aspiring Eagles Academy (AEA) is to provide freshmen students who have been admitted to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) with an academically based enrichment program that will strengthen students’ ability to persist, prepare students to think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, and navigate the network and climate of NCCU.

8  Undergraduate Admissions  Letter Mailed to Students Who Met the Criteria  Application  Parental Commitment  Personal Interview  Notification of Acceptance

9  While, the primary focus of the AEA Bridge Program is to strengthen students’ ability to experience academic success, the program also focuses on the growth and development of the whole student.

10  Accurate Placement in Math and English (ACCU Placer)  Mandatory and Structured Homework, Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (Math) Time  Nightly Meeting With Peer Mentor  Weekly Engagement Sessions  Reading Enrichment  Science Enrichment  Healthy Eagles Always Thrive (H.E.A.T.)  On-Campus and Off-Campus Cultural Experiences  Academic Community Service Learning Project

11  Peer Mentoring Selection Responsibilities  AEA Living Learning Community Global Citizenship Common Residential Assignment Common Core Courses

12  Personal Interviews (before program admissions)  Mandatory Curfew  Mandatory and Structured Homework/Study Time  Cultural Enrichment Activities  Collaborations and Partnerships with other campus programs and offices

13  21 females (7 first generation)  17 males (11 first generation)  38 participants (100 %) enrolled fall 2011  36 participants (90 %) enrolled spring 2012

14  Operations Program Dates Waiting List Daily Schedule Staffing  Academic Selection of Instructors Comprehensive Overview

15  Academic Tutorial Services, Supplemental Instruction and Writing Studio SmartThinking, a 24 hour online tutoring service. Grades First Assigned Common Academic Counselor Common University College Academic Advisor. Academic Coach (Attend a minimum of 3 Homework/Study Hall each week)  Non Academic Support  Counseling Center  Residential Life  Student Health Services

16 Raising the BAR (Braves Academic Readiness) Summer Bridge Program

17 “My experience in the Raising the BAR Program at UNCP was amazing. It prepared me for my future.” - Alexandria Locklear, Pembroke, NC

18  Students enrolled in 7 semester hours of general education credit courses with committed faculty and extra support.  ENG 1050 – Composition I  Math 1050 – Introduction to College Mathematics  PED 1010 – Wellness and Fitness  In addition, students participated in a wide range of academic success seminars, activities, and technology training sessions.

19  Library’s Information Literacy Program  Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)  Center for Community and Civic Engagement  Common Reading Symposium

20  English Classes and Writing Labs  Supplemental Instruction in Gen. Education  Cohort Classes  Freshman Seminar Service Learning

21  More students retained in Summer 2011 than Summer 2010 and further development of learning community concept  Increased Engagement with UNCP (based on Student Surveys and Feedback)  Strong Academic Performance After the fall semester 2011, 57% of students in Raising the BAR had GPA’s above a 2.5, and of those, 26% had GPA’s of 3.0 or higher.

22 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Program Design “This is what successful Aggies do...”  Heightened focus on both academic and affective domains  Both domains integrated as the program’s scaffold  Six-week residential program based on the “House” model  Continual “Recalibration”  Modeling and applying habits of success  Leveraging resources

23 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Participant Demographics 40 students selected from about 180 from 24 counties 24 females/16 males Admitted students GPA 2.5 to 3.9 SAT 750 to of the 40 eligible for TRiO Student Support Serv.

24 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Academic Components Designed to Instruct and Support English, math, and university orientation Diagnostic testing Small class sizes Course alignment “Office Hours” Professional Tutors Evening Library Hours Modeling/applying success habits Academic Advising

25 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Collaborations  Several campus units were instrumental to successful execution of AISP »Office of the Provost »Student Affairs »TRiO Student Support Services »NC-LSAMP »Summer School »Office of Undergraduate Admissions »Registrar »Financial Aid »Residential Life & Housing

26 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Non-state Funded Professional/Social Components  Starbucks Breaks  Trip to Georgia Aquarium  Ebenezer Baptist Church  Dinner with Atlanta Alumni  Gate City Annual Cookout  Student Affairs Activities

27 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Program Results Summer Bridge  All 40 completed the program/all 40 returned for the fall semester  40 earned a C or higher in English/36 earned a C or higher in math Fall Semester  3.0 or Better – – Good Standing 37  Academic Probation 3

28 The University of North Carolina General Administration UNC Academic Summer Bridge Retention Programs Questions?


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