Presentation on theme: "Complete College Wyoming Jackie Freeze, Chair Western Wyoming Community College and Patrice Noel, Vice Chair University of Wyoming."— Presentation transcript:
Complete College Wyoming Jackie Freeze, Chair Western Wyoming Community College and Patrice Noel, Vice Chair University of Wyoming
The Issue: 18.2% of WY community college students complete an associate’s degree in 2 years. 30.4% of WY community college students complete an associate’s degree in 4 years. With these figures, collectively WY community colleges are ranked 10 th among the 50 states. (Chronicle of HE) UW has a 6 year graduation rate of 54%. Institutions of similar type (4 year, admissions selectivity, public, doctoral granting) have a graduation rate of 46.3-59.8%. (ACT, 2012) By 2020, 65% of jobs in WY will require some form of post-secondary credential.
Complete College Wyoming In Fall of 2012, Governor Mead committed WY to Complete College America (CCA) effort and appointed a core team of 8 members, including representatives from WY CCs, UW, Trustees, WCCC, Commission staff, Dept of Ed, and Govenor’s Office. CCA is a national program with over 30 alliance of states who have committed to the program. It is funded by the Gates and Lumina Foundations. CCA is focused on helping institutions of higher education help their students be successful and graduate.
Game Changing Strategies WY Goals: 1)Increase graduation rates at WYCCs and UW. WYCCs increase by 5% annually and UW increase by 2%. 2)Ensure degree seeking students completes gateway courses in English and Math within first 30 credit hours.
Game Changing Strategies 3)Create Guided Pathways to Success, including 2 year plans, 4 year plans and 2 plus 2 degree plans. 4)Identify progress and success metrics that are important to WY. 5)Create statewide buy-in for achieving completion goals.
Complete College Wyoming CCW Team has expanded 30 members, including administrators and faculty from each college and UW. CCW Team meets via conference call every other week to work on strategies and in person 2x a year. As a result, relationships are strong and a spirit of cooperation has developed. Governor is interested in additional collaborations between secondary and post secondary institutions.
Developmental Education Strategies Addressing issue of appropriate placement in math and English (using COMPASS, ACT, placement exams, HS GPA, and Math grades) Implementing co-requisite model in both math and English. Offering accelerated and bridge programs. Providing augmented support systems for students requiring remediation. Addressing non-cognitive issues, such as motivation, confidence and responsibility.
Guided Pathways to Success (GPS) 2 Plus 2 Degree Plans for the 17 highest enrollment programs between the 7 WY CCs and UW will be completed by the end of this spring (17 x 7 = 119). Four Year Degree Plans for all 90 undergraduate programs at UW by March 1, 2015. Planning an Advising Summit in April 2015.
Guided Pathways to Success Program Articulation Plans (AKA 2 Plus 2 Plans) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources: Animal & Veterinary Science Family and Consumer Sciences College of Arts and Sciences: Biology Communication Criminal Justice English Political Science Psychology Wildlife & Fisheries Biology Management Zoology College of Business: Accounting Business Administration College of Education: Elementary Education College of Engineering: Civil Engineering Petroleum Engineering College of Health Sciences: Kinesiology and Health Promotion Nursing
WY Transfer Advance For students earning an AA or AS at one of the WY CCs, WY Transfer Advance is an exciting new program that provides: Automatic Admission to UW Waiver of UW Application Fee Personalized and Ongoing Academic Advising Academic Transition Plans (2 plus 2 plans) Scholarship and Financial Aid Planning Extensive Transition Support Website: uwyo.edu/advance
Transfer Equivalency Self-Service (Treq) A software program that allows perspective transfer students to: Conduct an unofficial transfer evaluation Conduct an unofficial degree evaluation Explore multiple degree programs