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Student Success at KU. New Student Orientation Summer 2009. Purpose of Session. Highlight transitions for your students and for you as parents. Share resources available for you and your daughter/son. Discuss how we can provide a positive experience for your daughter/son.

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student success at ku

Student Success at KU

New Student Orientation

Summer 2009

purpose of session
Purpose of Session
  • Highlight transitions for your students and for you as parents.
  • Share resources available for you and your daughter/son.
  • Discuss how we can provide a positive experience for your daughter/son.
our goal is
… to help your daughter/son become a responsible adult, graduate and

“Walk Down the Hill” at commencement in 2013.

Our Goal is…
what is student success
What is Student Success?
  • Earning a degree – on time!
  • Doing well academically
  • Feeling safe
  • Being healthy
  • Being involved
  • Achieving one’s goals
student success departments
Academic Achievement and Access Center

Counseling and Psychological Services

Department of Student Housing

Hilltop Child Development Center

KU Info

KU Memorial Unions

KU Recreation Services

KU Writing Center

Legal Services for Students

New Student Orientation

Office of Admissions and Scholarships

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Office of Student Financial Aid

Office of the University Registrar

Student Health Services

Student Information Systems

Student Involvement and Leadership Center

Student Success Technology Services

University Advising Center

University Career Center

Student Success Departments

Over 900 employees committed to your student’s success! With leadership provided by the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success.

chickering s developmental stages for new students
Chickering’s Developmental Stages for New Students
  • Developing competence
  • Managing emotions
  • Developing autonomy
developmental issues for you
Developmental Issues for You
  • Your changing role
  • Having confidence in your student
  • Managing your emotions
  • Staying connected
degrees of parental involvement
Degrees of Parental Involvement

Listening

Advice

Assistance

resources

Source: Mullendore, King, Watson, and Merriman

support

encouragement

advocacy

intervention

scenario on developing competence
Scenario on Developing Competence

Your daughter calls home because she does not feel well and she wants to know if you think she should see a doctor.

what ku will do
What KU Will Do
  • Student Health Services
  • Department of Student Housing
what you can do
What You Can Do
  • Listen
  • Show concern
  • Support her decision to seek help
  • Tell her about campus resources
scenario on managing emotions
Scenario on Managing Emotions

Your son calls. He is struggling with English 101.

He earned good grades in high school and thought he was a good writer.

It sounds like he is a bit upset with himself and frustrated.

what ku will do14
What KU Will Do
  • Instructors with office hours
  • KU Writing Center
  • Academic Achievement and Access Center
  • Academic Advisor at the University Advising Center
what you can do15
What You Can Do
  • Listen by saying “Tell me what’s going on.”
  • Ask what he has thought about doing to address the problem.
  • Tell him about campus resources.
  • Help him develop a plan.
scenario on developing autonomy
Scenario on Developing Autonomy

Your daughter texts to tell you she was just elected President of the DG@KU Club (Doing Great at KU)!

what ku will do17
What KU Will Do
  • Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC)
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • KU Recreation Services
  • Student Union Activities (SUA)
  • Student recognition events
what you can do18
What You Can Do
  • Celebrate, too!
  • Encourage continued development and involvement
coping strategies
Coping Strategies
  • Recognize that concerns are normal.
  • Make sure you have support.
  • A “bump in the road” may happen.
  • Celebrate these new milestones.
  • Stay connected through the KU Parent Association (KUPA).
office of the vice provost for student success
Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success

133 Strong Hall

785-864-4060 www.vpss.ku.edu

  • Marlesa A, Roney, Ph.D., Vice Provost
    • Email: roney@ku.edu
    • Home telephone: 785-842-4586
  • Frank DeSalvo, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost
    • Email: frankd@ku.edu
  • Lori Reesor, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost
    • Email: lreesor@ku.edu
  • Kathryn Nemeth Tuttle, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost
    • Email: ktuttle@ku.edu