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1 Ralph J. Rascati Associate Vice President for Advising, Retention & Graduation Initiatives Dean of University College

2  Currently 42% of the Georgia workforce have a college credential (1-yr certificate; Associates degree; baccalaureate degree or higher)  Target is 60% by 2020  Over 250,000 additional degrees  TCSG – 1-yr Certificates; some Associates degrees  USG – Associates degrees; baccalaureate degrees and higher

3  February 25: CCG Initiative Announced to College/University Presidents  March 20,21: CCG Summit  April 20: One Page Prospectus Due  July 1: Draft Campus Plans Due  August 1: Responses to Campus Plans  August 25: Revised (Final) Campus Plans Due  September 1: Plans Sent to Governor  Beyond: Implementation and Support (3-yr plan)

4 Emphasis is on two areas: 1. Degree completions 2. Progression Based on good metrics that are inclusive of:  All student groups  Comparable across campuses and states  Consistently measured and collected from year- to-year  Usable for forecasting and predictive analytics

5 Metrics include all student groups:  First-Time, Full-Time, First-Year Students  Part-Time Students  Transfer Students  Dual enrollment  Traditional age (< 25)  Nontraditional age (>=25) Institutions have a latitude in defining with respect to their unique culture.

6 Metrics “slice” data according to variables:  Race/ethnicity  Gender  Age groups  Financial status (i.e., Pell, unmet need)  Remedial status  GPA  Residential Status  HOPE Support Again, institutions have a significant amount of latitude in defining appropriate variables.

7  Construct new retention measures around the unduplicated headcount model  Develop an appropriate metric for financial need tracking  Integrate financial aid data in the unduplicated headcount model  Align prior year transfer data with the first- term of matriculation


9 To get from where we are to where we want to be it is equally It is as important to know our starting point as it is to know our destination  Most important factors – data, metrics and more data & metrics  Current RPG Effort focuses on FTFTFY students  Need to include all students including P/T Starts &Transfers  Complex Metric for Transfers  Look backward from graduation over multiple years  Assess starting point by degree audit of courses transferred in at initial matriculation performed against the major they graduated with ==  useable transfer credit hours (UTC)  Determine 1-yr, 2-yr,….8-yr Grad rates as a function of UTC  Can compare to native students at same point in their college trajectory at that time  Common metrics – grad rates, mean time to degree – correlate with EFC/Unmet Need – therefore, EFC/Unmet Need is one factor that can be used to predict who needs additional support

10  Redesign of Learning Support  Credit Bearing with Support  Credit Bearing Stretch Courses with Support  Prior Learning Assessment  Dual Enrollment Programs  Distance Learning  Block (or Block-like) Scheduling  Removing Policy Barriers  Default Scheduling  Advising for Deviation  Cohort Groups for Student/Student Support

11  Partnerships with K-12  Partnerships with TCSG Institutions  Strategies for Targeted Populations  Military Learners/Veterans  Students with Disabilities  Adult Learners  Hispanic/Latino and other Ethnic Populations  Transfer Students  At-Risk Students

12  Shorten Time To Degree (e.g. Graduation Coaches)  Maintenance of Financial Aid  Manage Course Availability  Supplemental Instruction  Restructure Course Delivery  Transform Remediation

13 Success without compromise requires Challenge & Support approach

14  KSU 1101 – General Focus  KSU 1111 - Globally focused  KSU 1200 – Leadership development  KSU 1121 – Community Service Retention for those taking FYS =79% vs. 73% for non-participants – smaller but significant effect on graduation rates Use of Peer Leaders boosts retention rate to 81%

15  Supplemental Instruction – reduction of D,F,W rates 38%  18%  Math Tutoring Lab  Writing Center  ESL Study & Tutorial Center  Peer Lead Team Learning (PLTL) – Chemistry  Veterans Resource Center  Adult Students  Center for Young Adult Addiction Recovery  Disabled Student Services

16 FoE Transfer Focus – Self Study ==  Action Plan  Create of a Transfer Advisory Council – FY 14  Produce a Philosophy Statement  Design and implement a Portal of Information for Transfer Students  Create and maintain a Transfer Student Guide  Consult with transfer students through surveys and focus groups  Explore better ways to communicate with transfer students  Develop curricular and co-curricular Transfer-Year Experience (TYE)  Create a Transfer Advocate Office – FY 15  Serve a single point of contact for transfer students (Graduation Coach model)  Provide Transfer Liaison Officers ▪ TCSG (technical) institutions ▪ USG Access institutions  Make attendance at orientation mandatory - FY 14  Conduct a DegreeWorks audit to be sent to incoming transfer students prior to their attendance at an on-campus orientation - ASAP

17 ==  Sometimes success is measured “one student at a time”

18  Stretch courses with support (Including LC with KSU 1101)  MATH 0099 + KSU 1101 – Encouraged to take MATH 1101/1111 immediately after completing MATH 0099 – students do best if credit-bearing course taught by same instructor as LS course  MATH 1111 + KSU 1101  Residential students can choose to live in a single location (ESBA Block) in Village Suites  Supplemental Instruction/Peer Tutoring and Peer Mentoring built into the program  Program Coordinator functions as Graduation Coach

19  Enrollment Services Specialist to help recruit and to help parents/families understand the financial aid process – bilingual  Graduation Coach to help students connect to KSU and navigate stress points/issues  Early Registration  Peer mentors – students from first cohort will serve as mentors to students in next cohort  Resource Center to provide location for interaction  Learning contract to promote graduation in 4 years  Scholarships to reduce unmet need thereby reducing the need to work

20  FY Student Athletes will have special version (leadership-focused) first-year seminar (KSU 1200) with context based on athletics  Program Coordinator and Student Athlete Success Services (SASS) also serve in the Graduation Coach mode  Upperclass student athletes will serve as mentors to FY student athletes  Coordinated effort with University College, CSL, Athletics Dept and Student Athlete Success Services


22  Designed for students who enter with 3.0-3.49 (HOPE) to help them maintain HOPE  Early Registration  Academic Success Workshops and Summer Retreat prior to Fall Matriculation – promotes student/student interaction as well as student/faculty and student/staff interaction  Residential students encouraged to live in 6000 building to promote social interaction  Resource Center and classrooms also in 6000 building so commuter students are also encouraged to have social interactions  Social events planned  Graduation Coach to help students connect to KSU and navigate stress points/issues  Continued programming (co-curricular beyond first semester)  Special version (leadership-focused) first-year seminar (KSU 1200)  Matched and unmatched control groups to assess program effectiveness


24  Expansion of Division I Athletics  Club Sports  Recreational Sports/Intramurals  Rec Center Expansion  RSO’s  Greek Life  Shuttle System  Concert Series in Stadium

25 StrategyTarget2012- 13 2013-142014-15ResponsibleUnit K-12 Pre-College Programs Assess Existing Programs XXXAcademic College where program resides Implement New Programs Plan & Design ImplementUniversity College Dual EnrollmentIncrease enrollment by 5% per year XXXUniversity College TCSG InstitutionsImplement Transfer MOU X Enrollment Services Utilize Space available at CTC for KSU Classes Fall 2013XAcademic Affairs

26 StrategyTarget2012-132013-142014-15ResponsibleUnit Military LearnersImplement ACE Guidelines for Transfer Credit XXXEnrollment Services VeteransSubmit Veterans Upward Bound grant proposal XImplement if funded Student Success Students with DisabilitiesNew Assistant Director & Program Coordinator X Student Success New Coaches X Student Success Faculty TrainingXXXStudent Success Hispanic/ Latino RRPG Assess ImpactXXXAcademic Affairs Student AthletesImplement Leadership Development Program Implement Program Assess ImpactXUniversity College Various Targeted Populations Implement ID Tags in Banner to more readily assess impact Implement & Assess Assess Academic Affairs Transfer StudentsImplement Recommendations from Foundations of Excellence Self Study Implement w/ existing personnel Continue implementation with new personnel Full ImplementationStudent Success, Enrollment Services, University College At-Risk StudentsImplement Early Alert/ Early Intervention Software Identify& Purchase software Implement for select courses Full ImplementationAcademic Affairs – Each College

27 StrategyTarget2012-132013-142014-15ResponsibleUnit Shorten Time to DegreePilot Project with Graduation Coaches for At-Risk Students Identify At-Risk students for Fall 2013 Hire 2 coaches and begin implementation Assess impact on GPA, retention & progression University College Maintenance of Financial Aid Eligibility Implement new SAP Procedures XXXEnrollment Services Manage Course Availability Relieve BottlenecksPurchase Ad- Astra Software Use Ad-Astra &DegreeWorks to Analyze Bottlenecks Full ImplementationEnrollment Services and Academic Colleges Expand Supplemental Instruction Increase Courses and Students Served by 5% each year XXXUniversity College Restructuring Course Delivery Develop Targeted First-Year Seminars (1-3 per year) X - Leadership for Athletes XXUniversity College Increase Use of Peer Leaders/ Peer Advisors by 5% per year XXXUniversity College Prior Learning Assessment Implement ACE Guidelines for Military Learners Examine feasibility of PLA through the Adult Learning Consortium Implement PLA if feasible Academic Affairs via each Academic College Increase Online Course Offerings by 8% each year XXXAcademic Affairs Transform RemediationDesign & Implement Stretch Formats and Tutorial Help to place LS Students in Credit-Bearing Courses Design Curriculum & Approach Implement for those needing Learning Support in Math Implement for those needing Learning Support in English University College

28 Conduct a Current High Impact Practices (CHIP) Inventory

29 KSU Data USG Complete College Georgia Campus Plans /USG_Campus_Completion_Plans.pdf


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