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1 Strengthening Institutions Programs Title III

2 Title III Activity I Organizational Chart

3 Title III: Activity One Increase Student Retention Increase Student Retention Improve Academic Programs Improve Academic Programs Faculty Development Faculty Development

4 Activity One Objectives The integration of advanced technology into the curriculum The integration of advanced technology into the curriculum The use of technology in the assessment process The use of technology in the assessment process The design of a comprehensive faculty development program The design of a comprehensive faculty development program

5 First-year Goals for Activity One Initiate ongoing technological training program for faculty Initiate ongoing technological training program for faculty Initiate training in alternate instructional methods Initiate training in alternate instructional methods Initiate use of technology in all basic and developmental courses Initiate use of technology in all basic and developmental courses Develop and initiate Wesleyan Electronic Portfolio Project (EPP) Develop and initiate Wesleyan Electronic Portfolio Project (EPP)

6 Electronic Portfolio Project Central Grant Component Central Grant Component Living Transcript Living Transcript Student Areas for Success/Improvement Student Areas for Success/Improvement Institutional Effectiveness Institutional Effectiveness

7 Faculty Development Program ( Themes and Objectives) Teaching/Learning Styles: Teaching/Learning Styles: Curriculum Development: Curriculum Development: Outcomes Assessment: Outcomes Assessment: Critical Thinking: Critical Thinking: Innovative Computing and Multimedia Classroom: Innovative Computing and Multimedia Classroom:

8 Internal and External Rely on College expertise Rely on College expertise Depend on College faculty/staff taskforces Depend on College faculty/staff taskforces Design and plan our Future Design and plan our Future Use multi-cultural, instructional technology, and curriculum development consultants Use multi-cultural, instructional technology, and curriculum development consultants

9 Title III, Activity Two

10 Career Development Encourage students to complete DISCOVER, a self assessment career inventory Encourage students to complete DISCOVER, a self assessment career inventory Advise students to register for IPW during first- year Advise students to register for IPW during first- year Advise students to participate in CEI and extended internships throughout college career Advise students to participate in CEI and extended internships throughout college career Faculty will hold periodic departmental information sessions to better inform students of graduate school opportunities and career options within their particular major Faculty will hold periodic departmental information sessions to better inform students of graduate school opportunities and career options within their particular major

11 Multicultural Affairs Enhance appreciation of diversity across campus Enhance appreciation of diversity across campus Have faculty/staff workshops to heighten awareness of diversity Have faculty/staff workshops to heighten awareness of diversity Develop mentor network for minority students Develop mentor network for minority students

12 Orientation Work with Student Life in developing summer orientation Work with Student Life in developing summer orientation Work with College 101 committee to develop transition activities Work with College 101 committee to develop transition activities Continue transition counseling through pre- major advising Continue transition counseling through pre- major advising

13 Personal Counseling Work with Wellness Center personnel to better support students Work with Wellness Center personnel to better support students Improve referral system and notification policies Improve referral system and notification policies Pre-Major Advisors will be in contact with Student Life personnel in situations of concern Pre-Major Advisors will be in contact with Student Life personnel in situations of concern Set up a committee of advisors, counselors, and College 101 representatives to better monitor students with problems Set up a committee of advisors, counselors, and College 101 representatives to better monitor students with problems

14 Pre-Major Advising Pre-register First-Year students Pre-register First-Year students Serve as advisors to First-year students Serve as advisors to First-year students Develop academic plan for matriculation Develop academic plan for matriculation Serve as liaison between students and faculty during first year Serve as liaison between students and faculty during first year Conduct workshops on developmental advising for faculty and staff Conduct workshops on developmental advising for faculty and staff

15 Supplemental Instruction Supplemental Instruction will increase to cover 75% of classes in general education curriculum by 2003 Supplemental Instruction will increase to cover 75% of classes in general education curriculum by 2003 Training sessions will be held each semester for Supplemental Leaders Training sessions will be held each semester for Supplemental Leaders Evaluations will be used to improve sessions and tailor training sessions Evaluations will be used to improve sessions and tailor training sessions Visual-based Supplemental Instruction was introduced this fall in a MAT 092 class and we will add another section this spring semester Visual-based Supplemental Instruction was introduced this fall in a MAT 092 class and we will add another section this spring semester Previewing a HIS 111 course for possible use in fall of Previewing a HIS 111 course for possible use in fall of Students are consistently showing increase in number of A,B,C grades in SI courses Students are consistently showing increase in number of A,B,C grades in SI courses

16 Tutoring Services Tutoring is available to students on a request basis Tutoring is available to students on a request basis Professional and peer tutors maintain over 60 hours of tutoring assistance each week Professional and peer tutors maintain over 60 hours of tutoring assistance each week Tutoring will be expanded to include more lower level courses, so that 80% are covered by 2003 Tutoring will be expanded to include more lower level courses, so that 80% are covered by 2003 New software will be purchased to assist students with math and writing skills New software will be purchased to assist students with math and writing skills

17 WesBridge Design and implement a series of workshops targeting study skills Design and implement a series of workshops targeting study skills Evaluate workshops to see if appropriate for WesBridge Evaluate workshops to see if appropriate for WesBridge Design a pilot program to be implemented Fall ’01 Design a pilot program to be implemented Fall ’01 Work with Activity I faculty involved in curriculum development Work with Activity I faculty involved in curriculum development

18 Writing Lab A Writing Lab Coordinator will be hired A Writing Lab Coordinator will be hired A new Writing Lab will be constructed by Feb 1 A new Writing Lab will be constructed by Feb 1 A program of assistance will be developed and promoted on campus for implementation Fall 2001 A program of assistance will be developed and promoted on campus for implementation Fall 2001 Writing Lab Coordinator will supervise all writing assistance provided in the Student Support Center Writing Lab Coordinator will supervise all writing assistance provided in the Student Support Center

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