Office of Academic Student Instructional Support -OASIS- -Cheri Tillman, Pat Burns. THE CHALLENGE. Student persistence is 65 percent after the first year, less than 50 percent after the second year of college.
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Office of Academic Student Instructional Support
-Cheri Tillman, Pat Burns
PRE-ENTRY INSTITUTIONAL OUTCOME
“.....it is the education of students, their social and intellectual growth, that is the proper goal of retention efforts. It is essential that we recognize the centrality of education to the process of student retention.”
Vincent Tinto - Leaving College
…….though the intentions and commitment with which individuals enter college matter, what goes on after entry matters more. It is the daily interaction of the student with other members of the college in both formal and informal academic and social domains that in large measure determine staying or leaving.
- Vincent Tinto
OASIS CORE VALUES
The goal of the Freshman Year Experience is to maximize every student’s potential to achieve academic success and to adjust responsibly to the individual and interpersonal challenges presented by collegiate life.
FYE Program Components
Attends Freshman Seminar class
Monitors student progress
Coordinates Fall Explosion activities
Provides instruction in study skills
Develops study groups
Motivates students toward academic success
SI targets academic courses which are lecture classes and offers regularly scheduled review sessions.
Increase student skills in comprehension, analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving.
Integrate review of course content with study skills and learning strategies.
Why SI Works
NOTE: 78 FYE and 48 VSU 1101 students did not identify their major because they had not declared their major, or were undecided.