Presentation on theme: "The Place Where Every Student Can Succeed The Place Where Every Student Can Succeed. WalMart AIHEC-HACU-NAFEO Student Success Collaborative Presented."— Presentation transcript:
The Place Where Every Student Can Succeed The Place Where Every Student Can Succeed. WalMart AIHEC-HACU-NAFEO Student Success Collaborative Presented by Wiley College Dr. Joseph L. Morale, Project Leader Dr. Haywood L. Strickland, President and CEO
Wiley College: Who Are We? Private, Historically Black, Liberal Arts, United Methodist Church Affiliated Institution located in Marshall, Texas 1,325 – total full-time student enrollment 1,239 – total number of African-American students 1,041 – total number of Pell-eligible full-time students 993 – total number of first generation full-time students
Program Description Ensuring Minority Students’ Access, Retention and Persistence to Graduation Program Aims: 1.Strengthen the academic skills of almost 75% of each year’s entering freshman class 2.Increase the retention rates 3.Ensure that students remain in good academic standing 4.Increase their graduation rates 5.Facilitate their enrollment into graduate or professional school programs
Program Description – A Holistic Approach Student Success Academic Programs Co-Curricular Programs Student Life/Personal Development Programs
Program Description - Academics 1.First-Year Experience 2.Developmental Education Program 3.Student Support Services Program 4.The Tutorial Center
Program Description - Academics 1.Course Connections 2.Linked Courses 3.Freshman Seminar 4.Major Curriculum and Associated Faculty
Program Description – Co-Curricular 1.Learning Communities a.FYRST (First Year Residential Students Succeeding Together
Program Description – Student Life 1.Emerging Leaders 2.Ethical Student Leadership Conference 3.Student Leadership Retreat 4.Freshman Leadership Program
Program Strengths Institutional Leadership ▫President ▫Executive Vice President and Provost ▫Vice President for Academic Affairs ▫Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Class Performance Data Nationally-normed, standardized instruments Qualitative Data
Program Challenges/Concerns The need to compile the data the College collects through ongoing campus-wide assessments for control cohorts
Highlighted Success Retention ▫Retention rate for first-year to second-year students for the last three years (2007, 2008, 2009) are 78%, 70%, and 78% for all first-time students which includes transfer students. Graduation ▫The six-year graduation rates for the past three years (2007, 2008, 2009) are 53%, 57%, and 60%.
Building Character While Preparing Students for Life.