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Undergraduate Retention. Fall 2011 DUS Meeting Tuesday, September 27,2011 Cynthia Demetriou, Director for Retention Candice Powell, Retention Specialist. Undergraduate Retention. Undergraduate Retention is committed to supporting all students on their path to graduation

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Undergraduate retention

Undergraduate Retention

Fall 2011 DUS Meeting

Tuesday, September 27,2011

Cynthia Demetriou, Director for Retention

Candice Powell, Retention Specialist


Undergraduate retention1
Undergraduate Retention

Undergraduate Retention is committed to supporting all students on their path to graduation

www.studentsuccess.unc.edu


News updates
News & Updates

  • Academic Early Warnings

  • Academic Probation

  • Brown Bag Lunches for Faculty & Staff

  • Student Success Workshops

  • One-on-One Student Appointments


Academic early warnings
Academic Early Warnings

Open in ConnectCarolina: September 12th - October 10th

Last Day to Drop A Course: October 17, 2011


Academic early warnings1
Academic Early Warnings

  • Up to 2 comments per student per course:

    • Assignment/Homework Performance

    • Class Participation

    • Quiz/Examination Performance

    • Writing Skills

    • General Concern

    • Immediate Action Suggested

    • Never Attended

    • Intermittent Attendance

    • Stopped Attending


Academic early warnings2
Academic Early Warnings

  • Student notified:

    • By email

    • With a “To-Do” item in ConnectCarolina

  • Student must “acknowledge” To-Do Item for it to be removed

  • Each early warning creates an Advisor Note

  • Undergraduate Retention creates reports of student groups and share with partners across campus


What should a student do if he or she receives an early warning
What should a student do if he or she receives an early warning?

1. Visit their instructor during faculty office hours or make an appointment with their instructor. Discuss their progress in the course as well as strategies for improvement.

2. Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor or attend academic advising walk-in hours. Come to the advising meeting prepared to discuss their visit with their instructor, and bring a list of their questions.

3. Utilize University resources designed to help them succeed. Students are provided a full list of resources.


How do instructors enter early warnings in connectcarolina
How do instructors enter early warnings in warning?ConnectCarolina?

  • Go to Faculty Center.

  • Click on the “Class Roster” page.

  • Click on the “Academic Early Warning” link in the right corner.

  • Select one or two early warnings per student using the drop down bars in the two columns that say “Early Warning.”

  • When you are done, click the “OK” button at the bottom of the page.

    Additional information is available in the “User Directions” document emailed to all DUS on 9/9/2011.



Probation intervention
Probation Intervention warning?

Students on academic probation should be directed to www.studentsuccess.unc.edu

Students must complete the following 4 steps:

1. Complete the Self-Assessment. 2. Complete the online Student Success Seminar. 3. Sign the Probation Contract found at the end of the seminar. 4. Make an appointment with your advisor.        


Academic probation1
Academic Probation warning?

  • Students must meet with an academic advisor at least 2 times during the semester to discuss their progress towards returning to good standing.

  • Students must make an appointment using advising’s online appointment scheduler.

  • Walk-in appointments cannot be used for probation advising.

  • Students must bring a copy of the completed Self-Assessment and the signed Probation Contract to the meeting with the advisor.

    If students do not complete ALL of the probation steps above, a “stop” will be placed on their account preventing them from registering for future courses.


Key message for students on probation
Key Message for Students on Probation warning?

  • Academic probation is a one semesteropportunity to return to good academic standing.

  • Smart students take advantage of University resources.

  • Normalize help seeking behavior.


Brown bag lunch series
Brown Bag Lunch Series warning?

Student Success: Academics, Wellness and Engagement


Join us
Join Us! warning?

October 14th

Understanding and Encouraging the Success of Veteran and ROTC Students

with Major Megan Stallings, Department Chair, Military Science

12 noon – 1:30 p.m. Location: Union, Room 2510

November 18th

Diversity of Today’s College Students: How They Live, Learn, and Lead

with Terri Houston, Interim Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

12 noon – 1:30 p.m. Location: Union, Room 2510

December 16th

Helping Grieving Students

with Amy Schmitz-Sciborski, Clinical Psychologist, Counseling & Wellness Services

with Kevin Shepard, Clinical Psychologist, Counseling & Wellness Services

12 noon – 1:30 p.m. Location: Graham Memorial 011



Student appointments
Student Appointments warning?

Meetings with the Retention Specialist


Thank you

Thank You warning?

Cynthia Demetriou, Director for Retention

Candice Powell, Retention Specialist


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