What is happening with higher education in California?
Significant decrease in freshman admits Decrease in overall admits from Ohlone to CSU/UC Increase in competition for freshman and transfer students
Fall 2010 largest number of applicants in the University’s history For the 2 nd year in a row, UC is reducing freshman enrollment System-wide, the admission rate is declining Increase in competition
Unemployment in Oakland-Fremont-Hayward was 10.8% in February 2011 Compared to 9.5% for the nation ONE-STOP Career Center 500-700 individuals a month Needing help with unemployment insurance, resume development and job searches Will be down 7 staff members as of June 30th
Ohlone Students report stress: Not getting classes On waitlists that don’t materialize like they used to Not being accepted for transfer Can’t find a job Parents being laid off Parents losing their homes Being homeless STRESS LEVELS ARE OFF THE CHARTS!
Laid off workers Students not admitted to universities out of high school Unmotivated Students (no major/no direction/no jobs out there) Students seeking to remedy basic skills (keyboarding, English) More anxiety, stress (from home issues, lack of classes, no money) Students with families in crisis (i.e. Tsunami – International Students from Japan) Students balancing school with supporting a family These are the students are sitting in our classes
Fall classes will probably be full in June Looking at an additional 12% cut next year Students will show up in June, July and August needing to go to Community College because: a. they didn’t get into the university b. change in finances at home & can’t afford the university c. students who weren’t planning for college, but who can’t find a job d. laid off workers e. Veterans What will they do?
Assisting students with academic, personal and career goals More College Success classes More Career Planning classes Freshmen Connection Day Late start Personal Development classes Transfer workshops Retention programs Outreach
What else can we do to help these students? What do you do if a student sitting in your class needs help? How can you access counseling for your students? (early alert) http://www.ohlone.edu/org/counseling/form_earlyalert.html http://www.ohlone.edu/org/counseling/form_earlyalert.html Student issues are on the rise… How can we support the college?