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Undergraduate Report Adam P. Ecklund, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Overview Enrollment Management Retention Academic Advising Director of Student Initiatives New Policies Future Conversations
Enrollment Management Fall 2014 – BINF 62 – CSI 230 – BSE 49 – ECE 133 – ME 294 – PEGR 349 – Total 1118
How do we recruit? Distinguished Scholars Day Invitation to Excellence Daily Visits Premiere
By the numbers… Distinguished Scholars Day – 76% of 75 students enrolled Invitation to Excellence – 56% of 170 students enrolled Daily Visits – Over 350 daily visits in 2013 Premiere – Hundreds of students and families attend
Enrollment Standards Engineering – 1220 SAT math/verbal or 27 ACT composite Computer Science – none
Retention 4 out of 10 students in computer science leave Baylor University 3.4 out of 10 students in engineering leave Baylor University Fall to fall 2012-2013 – CSI 86.8 % – EGR 84% Goal 90%
Retention Recruiting Academic Support Teal Residential College Early Alert System MapWorks Academic Advising
Academic Advising & Student Retention Noel (1985) stated: It is the people who come face-to-face with students on a regular basis who provide the positive growth experiences for students that enable them to identify their goals and talents and learn how to put them to use. The caring attitude of college personnel is viewed as the most potent retention force on a campus (p. 17). - See more at: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Clearinghouse/View-Articles/Advising-and-Student-Retention- article.aspx#sthash.hx9rGN4j.dpuf
Academic Advisors Ms. Caroline Clark, M.S.Ed. Ms. Jessica Kelly Ms. Ida Jamshidi, M.S.Ed. Computer Science Engineering Engineering
Academic Advising First-year through junior year Transfer, International & Exchange Students Individual & Group Empowerment Experts Opportunities
Director of Student Initiatives The purpose of this position is to support the School of Engineering and Computer Science student body and Baylor University Pro Futuris by enrolling, engaging, and retaining students. This position will direct retention, the first-year experience/ seminar, summer programs, and the overall persistence efforts within the School. Furthermore, this individual will accomplish these goals for the school through transformational educational programming, meeting with students concerning academic actions, monitor the early alert system, be the point person for MapWorks, and provide other academic support as needed.
Pre-Engineering Policy To move into a degree granting major, Pre-Engineering students must complete EGR 1301 and EGR 1302 with a grade ‘B’ or better and completion of their mathematics courses (including two of the following courses: MTH 1321, MTH 1322, or MTH 2321) with a grade of ‘C’ or better. MTH 1320 (pre-Calculus) must earn B or better). A student may not remain in Pre-Engineering for more than three enrollment terms. In accordance with the above policies, students who do not meet these requirements will be changed to ‘BA Undecided’ until they select a different major. Students will not be permitted to return to engineering at any point in the future.
Internal Transfer Policy EGR All internal transfer students must begin in Pre-Engineering and may only enter if they have a cumulative Baylor GPA of 3.25 or higher. Internal transfer students must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Baylor University prior to entering Pre-Engineering and enrolling in EGR 1301 and EGR 1302. Within the 24 credit hours, students must enroll in the following and earn a ‘C’ or better: – MTH 1321 – MTH 1322 – CHE 1301 – PHY 1420 Internal transfer students are strongly encouraged to take EGR 1301 and EGR 1302 during the summer at Baylor in order to be prepared for future coursework. Internal transfer students must follow the Pre-Engineering policy and process in order to declare a degree-granting engineering major.
External Transfer Policy EGR All external transfer students must begin in Pre-Engineering and may only enter if they have a minimum 3.25 GPA. Upon entering Pre- Engineering, external transfer students who are transferring in courses equivalent to Baylor’s EGR 1301 and EGR 1302 will be permitted to declare a degree-granting engineering major. External transfer students who have not completed courses equivalent to EGR 1301 and EGR 1302 are strongly encouraged to take these courses during the summer at Baylor in order to be prepared for future coursework. They must follow the Pre-Engineering policy and process in order to declare a degree-granting engineering major.
Future Conversations –Pro Futuris –Math Placement Test for entry –A comprehensive retention culture –First-year transition course as a credit-hour –Grow infrastructure (more staff) Career Services –Endowment and scholarships –Academic Excellence –National Rankings –Alumni Awards
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