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Student Success Collaborative at Grand Valley State University. Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Meeting August 22, 2013. So….. What is the Student Success Collaborative? What value does it have for students in PCEC Majors?. Student Success Collaborative.
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Student Success Collaborative at Grand Valley State University Padnos College of Engineering and Computing Meeting August 22, 2013 So….. What is the Student Success Collaborative? What value does it have for students in PCEC Majors? Student Success Collaborative
The Education Advisory Board Helping College and Universities Solve Their Most Pressing Challenges 800+ 3,100+ The Parent Firm in Brief The Advisory Board Company is one of the largest research and consulting firms serving nonprofit, mission-driven organizations around the world. Established in 1979, the Advisory Board’s 2,000 employees now work with nearly 4,000 members at hospitals, health systems, and institutions of higher learning in more than thirty countries. In 2007, the firm launched the Education Advisory Board, a division dedicated to helping leaders at colleges and universities find solutions to their toughest challenges. Through this group, we provide best practice research and data analytics to a membership of several hundred provosts and vice presidents at diverse range of public, private, four-year, and two-year institutions. We work as a collaborative, with members freely sharing and learning from the most progressive approaches to commonly felt challenges. By leveraging these economies of intellect, we aspire to be the best source of innovative ideas and insights in service to our members’ mission. . Colleges and Universities Hospitals and Health Systems FIRM FACTS OUR EDUCATION MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS OFFICES ESTABLISHED Academic Affairs Forum Student Affairs Forum Business Affairs Forum 1979 WASHINGTON, DC San Francisco Chicago Austin London Ann Arbor Nashville Chennai Strategy advice and research for provosts, deans, and academic leaders on elevating performance in teaching, research and academic governance Research for student affairs executives on innovative practices for improving student engagement and perfecting the student experience Research and support for college and university chief business officers in improving administrative efficiency and lowering costs EMPLOYEES 2,000+ REVENUE Student Success Collaborative Community CollegeForum $375M Continuing & Online Education Forum Advancement Forum University Spend Collaborative Strategy advice and research for community college presidents and executives on elevating student success and institutional planning Data analytics, predictive modeling, and benchmarking to support at-risk and off-path students and identify areas for systemic improvement NASDAQ Research and advice for deans and vice presidents of continuing and online education programs on future program growth, revenues, and academic quality Business intelligence, price comparison database, and consulting to assist chief procurement officers in reducing spend on purchased goods and services Research and performance analytics for university chief development officers to help elevate fundraising performance ABCO OUR MEMBERS Beyond Best Practice Research
Grand Valley State University – First-year student retention Why is GVSU Interested in the Collaborative? Office of Institutional Analysis
Research Findings that Led Us to Develop SSC GVSU Interest Increasing Numbers of States Implementing or Considering Performance-Based Funding Credits Attempted by Degree Completers Colleges and universities face new pressures to improve graduation performance. Many College students take too many credits and too long to finish. Failures, withdrawals, repeats 29%“Non-applicable Credit or Attempts Arkansas In 2013-14, 5% of funding will be performance based, eventually increasing to 25% Colorado Performance component of state allocations increasing to 25% starting in 2013-14 71%Applicable to Degree Ohio 10% of state allocations nowbased on degree completion and time to degree Tennessee Universities compete against one another for a share of 5.5% of total state allocations Our traditional focus on first-year success misses the majority of the problem. Some schools are now focusing on progress, not just persistence. Three-fifths of Attrition Occurring after First Year Programs Specify the Courses Most Critical to Complete Early 1 Attrition Across the Student Lifecycle Twenty-One State Flagship Universities Systems Flags Students Who Withdraw or Do Not Register 2 Advisors Target Students Not Making Progress 3 • Six-Year Graduation RateUniversity of Florida Before Tracking After Tracking
Matching Students with Majors Using Data Analytics to Identify Early Students in Majors with a Low Likelihood of Success Source: Advisory Board interviews and analysis Beyond Just Progress indicators Common Problem—Students Struggling in a Major Until It’s too Late • Early Course Grades Highly Predictive of Future Success • How Do We Spot Lack of Aptitude and/or Interest Earlier? • Surprise Finding—How Often “C” Grades Not Really Passing • Which Biology Majors Are Potentially At-Risk • Student Performance Curve Graduation Rate in a Natural Science Major by Course Grade Large Public University (46% overall graduation rate) First Math Course Second Math Course Obvious Risk CasesMostly Ds and Fs High Attrition Risk Murky Middle Mixture of Bs and Cs Outcome Still Uncertain The All-StarsStraight As and Bs Probable Graduates Introduction to Chemistry Introduction to Biology Nearly impossible to pick out who might actually be at risk absent insight from historical data GPA 2.0 GPA 3.0 Academic Performance Targeting C students with below 30% chance of graduating in a natural science major
Building Success Markers and Driving Action Through Predictive Analytics Primary Focus is Students’ “Risk” Goal: Identifying student’s graduation risk for early intervention Current SSC Platform Approach for Identifying and Intervening with At-Risk Students Secondary Focus is Success Markers Goal: Understanding roadblocks to student’s progression and driving actionable activities • Student Data Inputs • Predictive Outputs • Courses attempted • Course grades earned • Overall credits attempted • Overall credits completed • GPA trend over time • Difficulty of major 1 Degree Paths Risk in current major Enhanced Success Markers 2 Research Risk in alternate majors 3 Predictive Insights Risk in upcoming courses • ENG201 • High
Implementation Timeline with Grand Valley State University GVSU The validation step is not necessary for non-pilot programs because lessons learned from the pilot programs are applied to non-pilot programs. Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug …Fall Semester… • Pilot Programs • SASC • CLAS • KCON Success Marker and Adoption Plan Development Training & Pilot Launch Kickoff Validation Full Launch Ongoing Support Non- Pilot Programs : Professional Advisors and/or Faculty Super Users Success Marker and Adoption Plan Development Training & Full Launch Non- Pilot Programs : Faculty Advisors Training The validation step is not necessary forjldifjlsijflseiejfliesjflsiejflisejflijselfijselijflisejpilot programs because lessons learned from the pilot programs are applied to non-pilot programs. Although the site will be live for all programs in August, we can conduct training for faculty advisors in August or across the fall semester according to your preferences.
The Student Success Collaborative in More Detail Powering an End-to-End Solution for Student Completion Engaging Through the Collaborative A Best-in-Class Suite of Services for Improving Degree Completion Innovative Student Success Technology Learning from Common Challenges The SSC advising platform provides you with unparalleled insight into the academic risk factors impeding student progress to successful graduation Shaping the Product Vision Sharing Innovative Ideas High-Touch Training and Support Advancing Progressive Student Success Practices Building a Best-in-Class Student Success Technology Benchmarking Performance Eliminating Completion Roadblocks A dedicated team of consultants goes beyond just implementation, working closely with your institution to identify obstacles and recommend solutions Generating National Data Insights Developing Peer Networks Peer Networking and Practice Sharing Evolving Academic Advising Members gain access to a exclusive network of progressive institutions committed to learning from one another by sharing best practice ideas
The Founding Cohort of the Student Success Collaborative Bringing Together a National Network Sharing Progressive Ideas for Meeting the Completion Challenge Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY Georgia State University Atlanta, GA Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA Indiana University Bloomington, IN IUPUI Indianapolis, IN IU-East Richmond, IN IU-Kokomo Kokomo, IN IU-Northwest Gary, IN IU-South Bend South Bend, IN IU-Southeast New Albany, IN Marshall University Huntington, WV Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL Purdue University-Calumet Hammond, IN Roosevelt University Chicago, IL Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL Stephen F. Austin University Nacogdoches, TX University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO University of Missouri Columbia, MO University of North Carolina - Charlotte Charlotte, NC University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL University of Texas - Brownsville Brownsville, TX Western Washington University Bellingham, WA Wright State University Dayton, OH