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Strategy 1.2: Student Success


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Improve student success, retention, and persistence toward graduation by strengthening students’ academic and advising experience and by enhancing students’ experiences of community through intercultural interaction and awareness.


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Key Initiative 1

Work with campus partners, including Enrollment Management, the Student Success and Persistence Team, Career Services, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Learning Resources, and Institutional Research, to identify factors that promote success among different student populations (such as international students, underrepresented students, first-generation students, transfer students) and implement high-impact practices that are known to be effective.

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IMPLEMENTATION (1)

Launch new mini-course for students at risk of leaving university for academic reasons.

Point Persons: Danielle Poe; Aaron Witherspoon
Status: Completed
Completion Date: January 1, 2017

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IMPLEMENTATION (2)

Continue working with campus partners to promote success among different student populations. Collaborate more intentionally with Student Development on shared activities and student learning outcomes.

Point Persons: Danielle Poe
Status: In progress
Completion Date: Ongoing


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Key Initiative 4

Raise the academic performance of first-year students by developing and implementing prematriculation bridge programs for underrepresented and international students in multiple disciplines, expanding department-guided and self-placement programs, and doubling the number of faculty available to teach ASI 160 First Year Seminar for Discovery Students.

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IMPLEMENTATION

Support departments in developing and implementing strategies to improve student success in courses with high rates of withdrawals and/or grades of “D” or “F.”

Point Person: Danielle Poe
Status: In progress
Completion Date: Ongoing


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Key Initiative 5

Promote student engagement by strengthening advising resources available within the College and by creating access to advising support available from partner offices.

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IMPLEMENTATION (1)

Implement improved training and support for ASI instructors.

  • Rolled out ASI 160, First-Year Seminar for Discovering Students, to undeclared science students.
  • Improved advising resources for pre-medicine and pre-dentistry students.
  • Increased ongoing developmental opportunities for all College advisors.

Point Person: Danielle Poe
Status: Completed
Completion Date: January 1, 2017

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IMPLEMENTATION (2)

Inventory advising practices in College and establish advising council; increase advisor training.

Point Person: Aaron Witherspoon
Status: In progress
Completion Date: Spring 2018


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Key Initiative 6

Strengthen faculty and staff development in the areas of student success and cultural inclusion so as to create fully inclusive classroom environments, learning opportunities and programming.

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IMPLEMENTATION

Issue RFP supporting new initiatives creating culturally inclusive classrooms.

Point Person: Danielle Poe
Status: Completed
Completion Date: December 16, 2016


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Key Initiative 8

Create a culture of assessment in the College in which departments and programs assess student learning annually and use the results to guide educational improvements.

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IMPLEMENTATION (1)

Every College department, working with the associate deans and other campus partners, will develop program learning outcomes and an assessment plan by end of the 2016-17 academic year. 

Point Person: Jon Hess
Status: Completed
Completion Date: May 1, 2017

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IMPLEMENTATION (2)

Review assessment reports and continue working with chairpersons and directors to link findings with strategies for improvement.

Point Person: Jon Hess
Status: In progress
Completion Date: Summer 2018


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Strategy 2.1

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