The Pathway to Success Create a Unified Undergraduate Student Success Program Goal 1 – Initiative 3.
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The Pathway to Success Create a Unified Undergraduate Student Success Program Goal 1 – Initiative 3
The Pathway to Success Introduction & Purpose To develop and enhance programs that increase student persistence and graduation. Provide support and scaffolding to first year students as they transition to college. Provide information that assists students in making decisions and academic progress.
The Pathway to Success Methods Develop an early warning system Enhance the Academic Opportunity Program in terms of program components and requirements Further develop learning communities and freshmen transition courses Improve academic advising Provide information to students, faculty, and staff that is relevant to student success
The Pathway to Success Benchmarks GoalInitiativeImpact/Importance to Goal(s)Fall 2010Fall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014 11Develop student success programs within residential lifeMHHHH 15Provide information to parents and families about student successLLMMM 19Enhance the gathering and use of information to impact student success MHHHH Initiative BenchmarksFall 2010Fall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013Fall 2014 Increase first year retention58.1%69%70%72%74% Increase four-year graduation rate21.9%22.2%22.6%22.9%23.3% Increase six-year graduation rate41.9%42.4%42.9%43.4%43.9% Increase number of faculty and staff participating in early warning system8090100120140
The Pathway to Success Discussion Early warning system developed with increasing use by students, faculty, and staff. Academic Opportunity Program enhanced with learning communities, required tutoring and supplemental instruction, and use of the Guided Plan for Success (GPS). Advisor training and development sessions offered, and assessment of academic advising completed. Faculty development sessions offered which focus on teaching first-year and at-risk students. Student success website and newsletter in progress that will provide relevant information to students, faculty/staff, and parents
The Pathway to Success Summary Retention rates have dropped, but graduation rates have increased. Progress has been made in enhancing programs to increase student success. Need for continued work in improving academic advising and teaching of first-year courses. Retention plan being developed that will identify specific points of intervention as well as recommend broader approaches for improving student success.