Annual National Association of HBCU Title III Administrators Technical Assistance Workshop New Orleans, LA North Carolina Central University Enhancing Retention and Graduation Rates: Destination . .. Graduation: Collaborating for Student Success. June 22, 2012. Agenda. Introduction
Annual National Association of HBCU Title III Administrators Technical Assistance WorkshopNew Orleans, LANorth Carolina Central UniversityEnhancing Retention and Graduation Rates: Destination . .. Graduation: Collaborating for Student Success
June 22, 2012
Dean, University College
Purpose – To Ensure a Smooth Transition From High School /Community College to the University and to Ensure Student Success
Mission – To Ensure a Successful Transition of first and Second Year Students to the Point That They Become Successful During Their College Matriculation
Vision – To Develop and Establish a UC That Will be Recognized Regionally & Nationally for … Success
Goal # 1: Assist students in developing clear set goals as a path toward graduation.
Goal #2: Encourage students to create interpersonal relationships.
Goal #3: Assure students acquire intellectual and academic mastery of subjects and content in a self-directed learning environment.
Goal #4: Facilitate an awareness of diversity and liberal arts values.
Goal #5: Develop civic, social, community and personal responsibility.
Goal #6: Create a sense of community and school spirit.
Goal #7: PASSPORT Society
Students are the source of North Carolina Central University’s success. They should always receive the strongest commitment of the staff, faculty and administration. The University College will encourage effort, support and progress in first and second year students.
Retention is based on the ability to attract and develop students who reflect the mission, goals, standards and culture of North Carolina Central University. The University College will seek to retain students by providing a positive first and second year experience.
Community should be a place where students are nurtured and engaged. The University College promotes a welcoming environment where students have the opportunity to learn from and gain diverse classroom experiences.
“Ensuring Student Success”
A Title III Funded Program
University policies and procedures, rules, and regulations will be focused on enabling the success of students.
Academic Affairs and Student Affairspersonnel will work cooperatively in a collegiate process.
Annual National Association of HBCU Title III Administrators Technical Assistance WorkshopNew Orleans, LACentennial Scholars Program and African American Male Initiative
Director, Centennial Scholars Program and African American Initiatives
-The Minorities in Higher Education 2010 Twenty-Fourth Status Report
Collected Institutional Data
Aligned initiative with NCCU strategic plan
Secured program office space
Identified and secured external funding
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM) granted funds – ( Pilot year)
Secured funding from Title III to implement program
UNC-System General Administration Grant
Lumina Foundation “Black Male Achievement” Grant
Annual National Association of HBCU Title III Administrators Technical Assistance WorkshopNew Orleans, LA Faculty Learning Communities to Enhance Student Retention and Graduation Rates
Assistant Professor, Education Leadership, Research and Technology Director, Office of Faculty Professional Development
Try active learning approaches — such as the use of student response systems and collaborative learning;
Be engaging and accessible. They’re used to caring adults, as opposed to hierarchical relationships that were more characteristic of other generations;
Make your class multimedia. This is a culture that has been inundated with multimedia and they’re all huge multitaskers, so to just sit and listen to a talking head is often not engaging enough for them.
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Dean, University College
Director, Centennial Scholars Program & African American Male Initiative
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Assistant Professor, Education Leadership, Research and Technology & Director, Office of Faculty Professional Development