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GRIP Retreat Review. June 4, 2013. GRIP THEMATIC TEAMS. Team 1: Enrollment Management R ecruitment and Admissions; UTSA Ready; Top Scholar; Financial Aid; Finish in Four; On Campus Employment

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Grip retreat review

GRIP Retreat Review

June 4, 2013


Grip thematic teams

GRIP THEMATIC TEAMS

  • Team 1: Enrollment ManagementRecruitment and Admissions; UTSA Ready; Top Scholar; Financial Aid; Finish in Four; On Campus Employment

  • Team 2: Transition & AdvisingOrientation; First Year Experience;Advising Bridging Programs; Advising Electronic Support Systems

  • Team 3: Curricula & Academic PlanningStreamlining Curriculum; Tutoring, SI and Online Resources; Waitlists; Online Learning; Competency and CLEP Testing; Multidisciplinary Studies


Grip retreat review

Students are our highest priority.


Retreat takeaways

RETREAT TAKEAWAYS

  • We must foster a student-centered campus culture … whether it’s customer service from our staff and faculty or the teaching methodology of our faculty.

    • Identify policy and process roadblocks in your area

    • Be helpful and respectful

    • Doesn’t mean saying ‘yes’ all the time, but see first two above

  • We must find funds to offer scholarships to recruit strong students.

  • We must help students find the right major sooner


Retreat takeaways1

RETREAT TAKEAWAYS

  • We must include our students in our conversations when seeing how to improve.

  • We must continue to think creatively and share our ideas.

  • The GRIP is the most important thing UTSA is doing, and we cannot fail.


Fall 2013 pilot projects

FALL 2013 PILOT PROJECTS

  • First Year Experience (Academic Inquiry and Scholarship course and University Peer Mentor program)

  • Top Scholar Program

  • Early Alert

  • Revise Advising and Orientation

  • Competency-Based Exams

  • Fine-Tuning Previously Implemented Programs


Vpaa policy considerations

VPAA POLICY CONSIDERATIONS

  • Curriculum and Majors:

    • Changing prerequisite or degree requirements

    • Course milestone and support work

    • Process/limits for changing majors

  • Faculty Issues:

    • Make assignments to be graded early

    • Grades entered timely into Blackboard Learn

    • Grade distribution for tenure & promotion

  • Advising


Utsa policy considerations

UTSA POLICY CONSIDERATIONS

  • Orientation/Roadrunner Days

  • Registration holds

  • UTSA job bank for student hiring

  • 15 vs. 12 credit hours for university financial aid, scholarships

  • University withdrawal process

  • Catalog course “longevity”

  • Course drop date

  • Please help us identify others


Closing remarks wanda mercer

CLOSING REMARKS – WANDA MERCER

The most important thing is helping students earn degrees. “Everything else is extraneous.”


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