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Graduation Initiative Senate Update. Victor Okhuysen, Faculty Coordinator 4/11/12. Overall Objective of Graduation Initiative. To improve retention and graduation rates through improved academic performance of the students, with special attention to underrepresented students

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Graduation initiative senate update

Graduation Initiative Senate Update

Victor Okhuysen, Faculty Coordinator

4/11/12


Overall objective of graduation initiative
Overall Objective of Graduation Initiative

  • To improve retention and graduation rates through improved academic performance of the students, with special attention to underrepresented students

  • Programs designed to identify areas of difficulty and provide solutions


Misconceptions
Misconceptions

  • The goal is NOT to lower standards to pass students, but rather to improve student performance to meet high standards

  • The Graduation Initiative is NOT a substitute for budget cuts. They are improvements that should be undertaken in good times and bad.


Initiatives for 2011 2012
Initiatives for 2011-2012

  • Year of Advising

  • Early Warning System to Address At-Risk Student Behavior

  • Learning Communities

  • Enriching Courses to Improve Student Success

  • Bronco Activity Record (MyBAR) for Student Engagement

  • Bronco Interactive Dashboards


Year of advising
Year of Advising

  • Review of advising processes on campus

  • Advising task force

  • Additional feedback


Early warning system to address at risk student behavior
Early Warning System to Address At-Risk Student Behavior

  • Design of early alert systems to proactively identify students with difficulties

    • Administrative indicators

    • Academic indicators

    • Feedback in user friendly formats

  • Funded by Kellogg Legacy Endowment


Learning communities
Learning Communities

  • Potentially very powerful

  • Committee constituted to explore which modalities would work best at CPP

  • Funded by Kellogg Legacy Endowment


Enriching courses to improve student success
Enriching Courses to Improve Student Success

  • First round under way

    • Physics, Mechanical Eng., and Electrical and Computer Eng. have programs under way

    • First Enriched class offerings expected Fall 2012

  • Second round proposals just received

  • Funded by Kellogg Legacy Endowment


Bronco activity record mybar for student engagement
Bronco Activity Record (MyBAR) for Student Engagement

  • Capture levels of student engagement

  • Deployed Fall 2011

  • Clubs have filled rosters

  • Looking to evaluate data


Bronco interactive dashboards
Bronco Interactive Dashboards

  • Provide easy access to graduation and retention data (still under development)

  • Data is disaggregated by

    • Major

    • Ethnicity

    • Socioeconomic factors

    • Gender

    • Etc.

  • Funded by Kellogg Legacy Endowment


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