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2 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Criminal Justice Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what dateStudent Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Assist students with their basic questions by providing FAQ brochures. Accessible & informative FAQ Brochure made available for students needing program information. Many student questions will be answered by utilizing the annually updated brochure. Annual As reflected on survey, students will find brochure helpful. Department Chair & CJA Faculty Advisors Clarify and communicate timely curricular progression toward completion of the degree major. Post a curricular map for the degree program by year of student in the undergraduate catalog and on the department website; review and update map annually. An easily accessible academic guide that students can use to facilitate their academic planning for enrollment decision-making and for mapping progress toward degree completion. Annual As reflected on survey, students will find curricular map helpful. Department Chair Determine retention problems among CJA students. Administer surveys to students in selected upper classes each semester to determine problems or frustrations that might affect retention. Identified concerns or problems will be addressed by: Communicating student feedback to CJA advisors, CJA chair and other relevant MTSU units for appropriate action. Annual Tracking of students will reveal an improvement in retention rates. Department Chair & CJA Faculty Advisors

3 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Criminal Justice Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what dateStudent Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Monitor CJA majors in upper division courses who have excessive absences or failing grades. Provide appropriate assistance. CJA instructors will use academic alert system to communicate with CJA majors who have excessive absences or failing grades. Information will be relayed to CJA advisor to coordinate student interactions which may include individual or group meetings or informal gatherings. Annual An increase in the number of students who stay on track in their CJA courses. Department Chair & CJA Faculty Advisors Build community and involvement Develop and use student clubs and meetings to facilitate community, cohorts, and mentoring. CJA faculty will meet once a semester to update needs and accomplishments in this area. Annual More active participation of students in University and CJA programs; improved culture of learning. Department Chair & CJA Faculty

4 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Health and Human Performance Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what dateStudent Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Removing barriers1)Aggressively support advisement efforts at the department and area levels 2)Provide materials to students via webpage, Facebook, and other media 1)Students will enroll in courses at the appropriate time 2)Better informed faculty and students Current May )Improved enrollments by Area 2)Improved advisement decisions Department Chair, Area Coordinators, Department Advisor Building Community1)Develop and use student majors clubs to facilitate community, cohorts, and mentoring 1)More informed students; develop a culture of learning by Area May 30 1)More active participation of students in each program; improved learning and academic performance Area Coordinators, Department Advisor Teaching Changes1)Coordinate office hours with instruction 2)Track student attendance more closely using Academic Alert System; coordinate with advisement 1)Make faculty more accessible to students. 2)Catch problems with students earlier that are related to attendance Spring 20131)More frequent and better quality advisement with faculty 2)Better performance related to class attendance; better grades Area coordinators, individual faculty; checked by Areas and the Department Chair

5 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Health and Human Performance Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what dateStudent Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Advising ChangesUse department advisor to coordinate department advisor efforts Consistent overall advisement effort; sharing of ideas to improve performance CurrentImproved info to students will likely yield better more timely decisions; students are in programs that better fit their strengths Department chair, department advisor

6 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Health and Human Performance Physical Education has a “case by case” tutoring program. Professors regularly invite students to meet for further assistance if a student is struggling in class or just with a new concept. During methods/practicum courses students are advised, as needed, to schedule meetings to help with their planning and teaching requirements. Exercise Science Focus Group meets Thursdays from 9-10 pm in the Smith Hall dorm on campus. Anyone in EXSC can go to the Smith Hall Lobby and study for their classes with fellow classmates, study for the Major field test, a certification exam, or work on internship projects. Kinesmetrics: Measurement and Statistics Analysis is available in the Kinesmetrics Laboratory. The lab offers consulting/tutoring services for many research-related topics, such as research design options; formulation of hypotheses; measurement issues; data collection, organization, and screening; statistical analysis and computing; interpretation of findings; and report writing and grant proposals. Consulting/tutoring hours vary by semester and can be found at

7 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Human Sciences Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what date Student Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Communicate the diversity of programs within Human Sciences. 1)Update and maintain department website that tells the Human Sciences “story.” 2)Provide “Overview” and links to online catalogue curriculum guides for each program area. 1)Engage students. 2)Assist students with academic planning. June 30Maintain or increase number and diversity of student events/ accomplishments submitted and placed on department web site. Department Chair, Program Coordinators, Faculty and Staff Clarify and communicate timely curricular progression toward completion of the degree major. 1)Provide individual and group advising opportunities with highly organized program charts or checklists provided to students. 2)Provide courses each semester that are aligned with program charts or checklists. 1)Program chart or checklist students can use for academic planning. 2)A student can matriculate per the program chart or checklist. June 30 Maintain or increase the number of students who complete coursework per program chart or checklist. Department Chair, Academic Faculty Advisors, Program Coordinators Build student community and professional development opportunities through student organizations and community service. Continue to plan and implement student events and activities: MTSU Student Chapter ASID Student Dietetic Association MTSU AAFCS Student Chapter F.A.D.S. Universities Fighting World Hunger MTSU Student Chapter Engage students.June 30Maintain or increase student participation. Department Chair, Student Organization Faculty Advisors

8 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report School of Nursing Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what dateStudent Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Create consistent record keeping to determine true retention rate for each program a. BSN b. RN/BSN c. MSN d. HCI (MSPS) 1)For each program determine time frame for program completion 2)Set up tracking system for plotting each student’s progress A clearer method to identify actual retention data and demonstrate changes in rate June 30, 2013 Students will be identified who are not progressing in their respective program For BSN, Admission and Progression Committee For RN/BSN, MSN, & HCI, Online Advisor Explore programmatic changes that might contribute to retention 1)For example - An introductory course PRIOR to admission to the nursing program Students would better understand the profession and what is expected of nurses before devoting several semesters Annual Evaluation Success would come from creating classes of students who truly want to be in nursing Curriculum Committee Expand opportunities for nursing students to maintain honors designation 1)Work closely with the honors college to assist appropriate students to graduate with this distinction Qualified nursing students would not lose opportunity for this status by entering SON Annual Evaluation The SON would graduate more students with the honors designation – just like other disciplines Director and Faculty

9 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report School of Nursing Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what dateStudent Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Seek additional ways to offer financial assistance to all students Use existing resources and find additional options for financing scholarships Students, particularly on the RN/BSN and graduate programs would not find it necessary to drop out due to financial constraints Annual Evaluation Graduation would become an easier goal if students didn’t have to keep full time jobs. Director and Development Officer for College Create a Peer Tutoring program Partner with Student Nurse Association to offer one Teaching others is a way to learn; students can share tips for learning Annual Evaluation There would be mutual benefit for upper and lower classmen/ women SNA Advisors

10 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Psychology Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what dateStudent Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Improve advising and career planning Establish candidacy requirements for students to be admitted to the major Students who become psychology majors will be successful in their coursework and less likely to change their major. (may be effective as early as Fall 2013) Annual progress report An increase in the number of students retained in the major after the freshman year and an increase in the number of students who pass their core major coursework. Department Chair & Undergraduate Coordinator Establish a pre-major advising center for students who want to be psychology majors; assign and train additional faculty to be transfer student advisors Students not doing well in their coursework will be directed to a different major in which they can be successful. Students accepted to the major will be successful in the coursework. (may be effective as early as Fall 2013 ) Annual progress report Students will be more likely to graduate in a timely manner and less likely to change their major at a later point. Department Chair & Undergraduate Coordinator Require advising for all psychology majors every 30 credit hours Students who might otherwise not see their advisor will. Students will be more likely to take their coursework per the Academic Map and submit their forms on time. (may be effective as early as Fall 2013) Annual progress report Students will progress through the major per the Academic Map, thereby graduating in a timely manner. Department Chair & Undergraduate Coordinator

11 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Psychology Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what date Student Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Improve advising and career planning Provide readily accessible advising materials for faculty and students in the form of an undergraduate handbook, student FAQ handout, academic maps, student-friendly website, and departmental bulletin board. Students and faculty will have access to materials that will facilitate better course planning and timely progression through the major. Annual progress report Students will progress through the major per the Academic Map, thereby graduating in a timely manner. Faculty will be more knowledge about advising students. Undergraduate Coordinator Revise the Seminar on Careers in Psychology course and require that all pre-major students take it before declaring a psychology major. Students will have more knowledge about career options in the field of psychology prior to declaring a major. (the revised course may be effective as early as Fall 2013) Annual progress report Students will choose electives and minors in accordance with their career plans and have more timely knowledge about the process of applying to graduate school in psychology. Faculty teaching the Seminar on Careers in Psychology course; Undergraduate Coordinator, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Provide current and comprehensive advising materials for faculty in the form of new faculty advisor training and advising materials and workshops. Faculty will be more knowledge about student advising and will provide more accurate and comprehensive advising to students. Annual progress report Students will receive better advising. Undergraduate Coordinator

12 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Psychology Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what dateStudent Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Improve academic support for required courses in the major Expand the tutoring program for the General Psychology course More students taking the General Psychology course will have access to tutoring resources. (may be effective as early as Spring 2013) Annual progress report Students who might otherwise fail will be more likely to pass General Psychology, thereby improving retention. Department Chair, Undergraduate Coordinator, & General Psychology Coordinator Establish and maintain a peer tutor/faculty tutoring program for all students in required core major classes. Students taking core classes will have access to tutoring resources. (may be effective as early as Fall 2013) Annual progress report Students who might otherwise not pass a class or withdraw from a course will be more likely to pass the first time, thereby improving retention and graduation rates. Department Chair, Undergraduate Coordinator, & Psi Chi/Psychology Club Faculty Advisor Use the Academic Alert system in all core required major courses Students who are earning less than a C- will be reported for academic counseling and referred for tutoring. (pilot test may be effective as early as Fall 2013) Annual progress report Students who might otherwise not pass a class or withdraw from a course will be more likely to pass the first time, thereby improving retention and graduation rates. Department Chair & Undergraduate Coordinator

13 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Psychology Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what dateStudent Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Improve student engagement Focus on building student community via the Psi Chi and Psychology Club More opportunities for students to be engaged in the department, university, and community (Effective Spring 2013) Annual progress report Students who are engaged will be less likely to change their major and more likely to be retained and to graduate in a timely manner Department Chair, Undergraduate Coordinator, & Psi Chi/Psychology Club Faculty Advisor Formally involve students in departmental committees as student representatives More opportunities for students to be involved in department decisions affecting curriculum (effective Fall 2013 with the formation of new committee members) Annual progress report Students will feel more involved and engaged in the department. Department Chair, Undergraduate Coordinator, Committee Chairs Formally involve students in faculty research and applied experiences. More opportunities for students to be engaged in the department. Annual progress report Students will be more engaged and will be better prepared for graduate school admissions or for a career. Department Chair; faculty

14 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Psychology Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what dateStudent Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Improve student engagement Provide opportunities for students to learn about faculty interests and research through an annual Brown Bag series More opportunities for students to be engaged in the department Annual progress report. Students will be more engaged and will have the opportunity to learn about and become involved in faculty research. Department Chair; Brown Bag committee

15 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Social Work Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what dateStudent Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Clarify and communicate timely curricular progression toward completion of the degree major Post a curricular map for the degree program by year of study in the undergraduate catalog ; review and update map annually An easily accessible academic guide that students can use to facilitate their academic planning for enrollment decision-making and for mapping progress toward degree completion AnnualAn increase in the number of students who complete coursework per the curricular map Department Chair Review course offerings each semester to ensure that course offerings are aligned with the curricular map A student can matriculate per the curricular map Annual Report Date Alignment of course offerings permits timely progression toward major degree completion Department Chair

16 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Department of Social Work Retention Plan for Academic Majors Retention GoalStrategyExpected OutcomeBy what dateStudent Success Outcome Person(s) Responsible Improve academic advising Conduct a faculty advisor workshop within the department each fall semester to exchange ideas and best practices Improved academic advising for the academic major Annual Report Date An increase in the number of students who access and/or receive intrusive academic advising Faculty Advisors Conduct small group advising sessions for majors and pre- majors prior to early registration each fall and spring semester Improve academic advising for the major Annual ReportAn increase in the number of students who access and/or receive academic advising Faculty Advisors Develop informational workshops on How to Successfully Complete the application to the major. Increase student ability to successfully apply to the major Annual ReportAn increase in the number of students who submit application packets that are complete and accurate Faculty Advisors

17 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Advising Reports AdvisorSpring 2012Summer 2012Fall 2012Total Brelinda Johnson Helen Gleason Kelsey SzparaN/A 296*296 Totals1, ,5523,121 Number of appointments scheduled by Appointment Plus *Kelsey Szpara began advising students on August 27, 2012

18 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Advising Reports EventNumber of Students Transfer Advising Days158 CUSTOMS715 March Advising Madness245 Fall Advising Festival220 Totals1,338 Number of students by event

19 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Advising Reports Assessment of CBHS Advisor Goals Scheduling Appointments: Encouraged all advisors to see at least 10 appointments per day during high volume times (October – January and March – May) Reevaluating advising forms – Advisors agreed to continue to use or start to incorporate CBHS registration checklist. Nursing advising sheet needs to be revamped to meet the needs of the students. It was suggested that pre-nursing students receive general education information only with requirements for the program listed on the back.

20 College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Student Success and Retention Report Advising Reports Modest One-Time Retention Funding Requests $3,000$500 for each of the six departments for student group “Meet and Greets” for AY $2,000Psychology Peer Tutor Program for AY and AY $3,500Human Sciences – EHS 110A (adjacent to EHS 112) needs to be renovated for their Student Study Room/Lunch Area where students can study, eat lunch and informally interact with faculty. It is also going to be a meeting room for their student organizations.


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