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  1. Connecting the Dots…Intentional Efforts to Build a First College Year Ethosat Suffolk University Michael Siegel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor John Silveria, Assistant Dean of Students Karen Jasinski, Assistant Director New Student Programs Suffolk University

  2. Suffolk University History • Located in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill • 5500 Undergraduate students • 15% Live on campus in one of 3 residence halls • “Commuter” students broken down into two categories • 30% commute from home • 55% commute from off campus

  3. Factors Supporting Student Success • Location, location, location – Beacon Hill • Institutional size • Cadre of student success-focused professional • Private university status with a growing enrollment • Class size • Abundance of applied majors • Relatively new (and expanding) on-campus residential opportunities • Development of international profile

  4. Moving Beyond Minimum Standards Foundational Dimensions® Philosophy All Students Organization Diversity Learning Roles & Purposes Faculty/Campus Culture Improvement Transitions

  5. SU Student Success Tools • Growing culture of assessment • CIRP, NSSE, CAS, general program assessments, SU 101 assessment • Qualitative and quantitative elements • 2nd Semester Freshman year pilot • Sophomore year program pilot • S.O.U.L.S Service Learning programs


  6. SU Student Success Tools • 4 new positions committed to this area • Family Orientation • Retention Committee/Student Success Committee • Academic support centers • Study groups for high-risk courses

  7. Suffolk University HistoryTwo College System College of Arts & Sciences • 4 credit classes • SU 101 is not required • SU 101 is linked to Seminar for Freshmen and ENG 101 classes • 1 credit class- meets 14 times in semester

  8. Suffolk University HistoryTwo College System • Sawyer Business School • 3 credit hours per class • SU101 is required 1 credit class • Meets 10 times in semester

  9. Suffolk University HistoryTwo College System • University Achievement Program • Students with low admit ratings • SU 101 required regardless of College affiliation • Meet 14 times in semester

  10. SU 101 History • Piloted in Fall 2005: • 10 sections – 143 students registered • Common book across all sections/author visit • Not required • All sections have a TA (upperclass student) • Taught by both faculty and administration

  11. SU 101 History • Fall 2006 • 30 sections – 400 + students, sections broken down in CAS, SBS and UAP sections. • Common book across all sections/author visit • Not required

  12. SU 101 Now • Fall 2007 • 49 sections • 20 SBS sections • 22 CAS sections • 7 UAP sections • 800+ students • 3 separate tailored programs

  13. SU 101 Now • Program Support • Two day training for instructors/TA’s in August • Three bi-weekly curriculum meetings • Curriculum binder with exercises/articles for topics of instruction • Blackboard site • Compensation for Instructors/TA’s • Office provided for TA’s to have office hours

  14. SU 101 Now • 7 UAP sections fall 2007 • Required for all UAP students regardless of major • 2 semester program • Academic counseling component • Service learning component

  15. SU 101 Now • 20 SBS Sections • Required for all SBS students • Duck Tour component • Duck Tour case • Duck Tours CEO speaker • Over 400+ students enrolled • New curriculum tailored to SBS students

  16. SU 101 Now • CAS sections • Not required • 6 linked sections in Fall 2007 • Creating learning communities • All CAS • 3 linked with ENG 101, 3 with SF • Less than 10% dropped class.

  17. SU 101 Now • Program assessment • Students • TA’s • Faculty • Student persistence analysis

  18. SU 101 Future • Working to expand # CAS linked sections • Expecting 65 SU 101 sections, Fall 2008 • SBS is tailoring their syllabus • Creating e-portfolio as part of class • Integrate sections with residence life • Requirement for all CAS students • Build second semester component • UAP implementing second semester in 2008

  19. Contact Information John Silveria jsilveri@suffolk.edu Michael J. Siegel msiegel@suffolk.edu Karen Jasinski kjasinski@suffolk.edu