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Retention Subcommittee. Update to the Strategic Enrollment and Retention Task Force April 29, 2010. Meeting Dates. February 1, 15 March 1, 9 (Webinars on Retention) March 22 April 5, 19. Data Reviewed. Student-Centered Services (Student Affairs & Enrollment Management)

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Retention subcommittee

Retention Subcommittee

Update to the Strategic Enrollment and Retention Task Force

April 29, 2010


Meeting dates

Meeting Dates

  • February 1, 15

  • March 1, 9 (Webinars on Retention)

  • March 22

  • April 5, 19


Data reviewed

Data Reviewed

  • Student-Centered Services (Student Affairs & Enrollment Management)

  • Recommendations from Presidential Task Force on Student Success

  • ACT & high school GPA for Fall 2009 freshmen (by college)

  • Predictive model for academic standing following year 1 (freshmen)


Date reviewed

Date Reviewed

  • Fall 2008 undergraduate student “leaver” data

    • By college

    • By credit hour (i.e., class standing)

  • High enrollment first-year courses

  • Percent of DFWI grades for high-enrollment courses taken by freshmen


Data reviewed1

Data Reviewed

  • Percent DFWI for low & moderate enrollment first-year courses

  • Comments from Foundations of Excellence Survey of Students

  • Comments from Foundations of Excellence Survey of Faculty/Staff


Data reviewed2

Data Reviewed

  • Hardwiring Student Success: Building Disciplines for Retention & Timely Graduation (University Leadership Council – Education Advisory Board)

  • Survey of current programming to meet best practices

  • CHANCE retention/graduation data

  • Transfer “leaver” data


Preliminary goals

Preliminary Goals

  • Targeted first-year retention rate for freshmen = 80%

    • Places NIU at 75% for like institutions

  • Strategies

    • Intervention with high-risk freshmen

    • Intentional advising at orientation

    • Systematic monitoring through first year

    • MapWorks

    • Early alert

      • COMS, ENGL, MATH


Preliminary goals1

Preliminary Goals

  • First-Year Strategies – Continued

    • Implementation of Foundations of Excellence recommendations

    • Mid-semester check


Preliminary goals2

Preliminary Goals

  • Four-Year, Six-Year Graduation Rates

    • Priority should be given to four-year graduation rates

    • Six-year rate

      • Return to 51%-52%

      • Five-year plan = 54%-55%

    • Four-year rate

      • 30%


Preliminary goals3

Preliminary Goals

  • Graduation Strategies

    • Retention coordinated through Office of Student Academic Success

    • Retention Council

    • Student Success Specialists

      • One per college

      • Coordinated through Office of Student Academic Success


Preliminary goals4

Preliminary Goals

  • Graduation Strategies – Continued

  • Establish four-year plans

  • Publish four-year plans for students

  • Develop milestones for intervention

    • Success in key courses

    • GPA Thresholds

  • Unified record keeping system tracking interventions


Preliminary goals5

Preliminary Goals

  • Graduation Strategies – Continued

    • Collect data on leavers

      • Exit surveys

      • Exit interviews

    • Identify potential leavers

      • Transcript requests

      • Financial holds


Preliminary goals6

Preliminary Goals

  • Graduation Strategies – Continued

    • Identify students with graduation impediments

      • 90 hours plus

      • Applied for graduation

      • Unfulfilled requirements

    • Enhance Advising

      • High touch

      • Best practices

      • Fall 2010 Campus Summit


Preliminary goals7

Preliminary Goals

  • Transfer Students

    • Retention data not tracked in the past

    • Preliminary data

      • First-year rate = 75%

    • Target rate = 80%-85%

    • More analysis is needed before establishing strategies


Additional goals

Additional Goals

  • Decrease number of undergraduates who leave NIU prior to graduation

  • Increase number of students who leave for community colleges and return to graduate from NIU


Work to be done

Work To Be Done

  • Finalize strategies for freshmen

  • Develop strategies for transfer students

    • Further analysis of data

      • Four-year institutions vs. community colleges

      • Feeder community college success rates

      • College and departmental data


Work to be done1

Work To BE Done

  • Identify partners for success

  • Establish outcomes for all strategies

  • Establish targets for:

    • CHANCE

    • Graduate students

    • Law students


Work to be done2

Work To Be Done

  • How to capture graduation success

    • Degrees per FTE

  • How to institutionalize culture of retention

  • CHANCE expectations

  • Graduate School & Law


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Questions and Comments


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