Presentation on theme: "Quality Enhancement Plan. 1 2 3 4 5 Planning History Timeline What Is Academic Coaching? Pilot Study At The U of M Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) QEP."— Presentation transcript:
Quality Enhancement Plan
Planning History Timeline What Is Academic Coaching? Pilot Study At The U of M Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) QEP Future Steps 6 Embracing The QEP Steps To Success Agenda
Planning History Timeline *Admissions index is based on a formula consisting of a student’s high school GPA and ACT score. Those with lower scores were recruited. **Academic warning occurs for any student that tallies a GPA under 2.0 for any semester. Aug ACE Scholars pilot created (students with low admissions index*) Sept-Dec 2013 QEP Selection Committee meets and decides on QEP focus Feb-April 2014 QEP Development Committee meets to create details of QEP April 2014 Provost publicly affirms QEP topic, Academic Coaching for Excellence (ACE) Aug nd academic coaching pilot expands to include freshman on Academic Warning** Fall 2014/Spring 2015 QEP topic is communicated to university constituencies Aug Year 1 of QEP. Will target freshmen on Academic Warning, 1 st generation, and Pell eligible students
Coaches assist students by holding academically oriented meetings on a bi-weekly basis to improve students’ retention and success. Coaches assist students with individualized action plans focused on, but not limited to, time management, goal setting, study skills, pragmatic approaches, and personal barriers to success. Coaches assist students with technological tools, such as Ecourseware, UM Degree and Degree Compass that promote course completion. What is Academic Coaching?
Advising Tutoring Coaching Mentoring Student Success Where does Academic Coaching for Excellence fit into the student success ecosystem?
First-time freshmen on the lower end of the admissions. Assessment indicated students who attended increased GPA to that of fellow cohort. ACE ScholarsAverage ACTAverage High School GPA Fall 2014 GPA 5 or more meetings Less than 5 meetings Pilot Study Results From ACE Program Avg. Fr GPA: 2.20
Pilot Study Results From ACE Program First-time freshmen on academic warning status. Assessment indicated students who attended increased GPA to that of fellow cohort. Fall 2014 Freshmen Academic Warning Students Prior Semester GPAFall 2014 GPA Meet bi-weekly Failed to meet bi-weekly In general: Students who participated in the ACE Program earned more credit hours per semester than those who did not (11.78 vs ).
Focus of QEP - An expansion of the university’s academic coaching efforts. Centralized model leading to decentralized standard. Targeted Populations – Freshman on academic warning, Pell eligible and first generation students. Quality Enhancement Plan
Assist students in developing skills related to academic success, such as study skills, time management, and self- efficacy. Connect students to other university resources and support personnel as needed. Help students to develop a clear vision of their own goals and degree path. Three Interrelated Goals of the ACE Program
Six Student Learning Outcomes of the ACE Program
QEP Future Steps Pre-Implementation (a) Communicate academic coaching initiative (b) establish oversight committee (c) develop training materials for coaches (d) assess pilot studies Implementation Years 1 – 5 Year 1 – Required for freshmen placed on Academic Warning and voluntary for 1 st Generation and Pell eligible students. Year 2 - Expanded to a larger population of first-generation and Pell-eligible students. Year 3 - Decentralization. Years 4 & 5 - Continuation of academic coaching initiatives and continued assessment.