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Amanda McCreadie Grove City College Enrollment Coordinator
Introduction Amanda McCreadie ◦ Enrollment Coordinator ◦ Retention Manager for GCC’s use of Jenzabar Retention Grove City College ◦ Private, liberal arts college in western Pennsylvania ◦ 2,500 undergraduate student enrollment ◦ Offering over 45 programs of study
How can you increase the faculty buy-in of Jenzabar Retention and its usefulness as a student success tool? Question: Take an existing process that involves all faculty and create a new process within Jenzabar Retention that addresses the same issue. Here’s how we did it… Answer:
Students with a midterm grade <2.00 or earning any ‘F’ grades ◦ Student receives instructions to meet with academic advisor to discuss action plan ◦ Advisor to complete Advisor Recommendation Form during that meeting ◦ Student to sign and return Advisor Recommendation Form to Registrar’s Office Midterm grade intervention process
What was the problem? Paper-based process ◦ Advisors losing interest in the process ◦ Students losing forms Millennial generation ◦ Little interest in paper-based processes ◦ Short, to-the-point, technology-based interactions becoming the trend Email Phone call Text
Midterm early alerts ◦ Midterm grades broken into three concern types Midterm: 1.8 - 2.0 or F Midterm: 1.3 – 1.79 Midterm: 1.29 or below ◦ An Early Alert is entered for each student falling in one of these groups. (Batch entry feature is a lifesaver!) Note: you could utilize the automatic alert feature if you just want all <2.0 students to have a midterm alert generated. ◦ A follow-up is assigned to the student’s academic advisor. ◦ After discussing midterm grades with the student, the advisor enters intervention notes into the alert. Jenzabar Retention to the rescue!
Conclusion Were we successful in our goal of transferring an old process into a Jenzabar Retention process? More faculty experienced the user-friendly functionality of Jenzabar Retention. Increased % of faculty engaging students at the midterm point. Increased % of students addressing success strategies with their academic advisor at the midterm point.