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Academic Probation Programme. Background and Aims The Academic Probation Programme Evaluation Future Challenges. Dr Neil Williams Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University. Background. Faculty of Science Engineering and Computing

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Academic probation programme

Academic Probation Programme

Background and Aims

The Academic Probation Programme

Evaluation

Future Challenges

Dr Neil Williams

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University


Background
Background

Faculty of Science Engineering and Computing

In 2010-11 level 4 and 5 transitions most problematic.

Diverse intake 40% or more Non Traditional Entrants for many courses.

Poor level 5 progression- only 60-70% for some courses.


What is academic probation
What is Academic Probation?

Common in US universities

“Students are placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA falls below 2.0.”

Students are also placed on academic probation if their "term" or semester UC GPA falls below 1.5 for one semester.


Ku academic p robation programme
KU Academic Probation Programme

Aims

Identify all students in level 4 and 5 who had failed 50% or more of their credits in Semester 1

Design and deliver a programme to improve academic engagement and performance of struggling students.


Letter to students
Letter to students

…….you are expected to undergo an Academic Probation Programme.

You are required to follow a support programme that has been developed to help improve your academic performance and show the Faculty that you are fully engaged with your studies.

Failure to engage with the academic probation programme may influence decisions on opportunities for reassessment or repeat of modules.




This self assessment is a modification of that developed by Baylor University and that developed by Brigham Young University


Academic success workshop asw
Academic Success Workshop (ASW Baylor University and that developed by Brigham Young University)

  • Effective learning strategies/ study skills;

  • Resources and support available to students;

  • University regulations on reassessment, progression and dismissal-


Level 5 2011 12
Level 5 2011-12 Baylor University and that developed by Brigham Young University


App in 2012 3
APP in 2012-3 Baylor University and that developed by Brigham Young University

  • Reduced funding

  • Only level 5 students

  • Less strongly worded communication


Engagement
Engagement Baylor University and that developed by Brigham Young University


2013 4 support for academic progression
2013-4 Support for Academic Progression Baylor University and that developed by Brigham Young University

  • Restructured academic year, year long modules.

  • Monitoring of progress even more important but

  • Difficulty in Identifying failing/unengaged


Identifying unengaged students 2013
Identifying unengaged students 2013 Baylor University and that developed by Brigham Young University

  • Absences from classes.

  • Non-submission of coursework (formative or summative).

  • Non-engagement with the Personal Tutor Scheme.


2013 4 support for academic progression1
2013-4 Support for Academic Progression Baylor University and that developed by Brigham Young University

Current and future challenges.


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