Improve the retention rate for first-time, full-time students between their freshman, sophomore, and junior years.Reference to Strategic Plans: ASP 04 1.4 FPP 01 4.2
Reference to Previous Strategic Plans: ASP 04. 1.4 FPP 01. 4.2
Provost, VPSA & CDO
IPEDS Retention Rate Data
retained to 2nd year 80%;
retained to 3rd year 66%;
retained to 4th year 60%. (2005-06)
85% retained to 2nd year
75% retained to 3rd year
65% retained to 4th year
76% retained to 2nd year
65% retained to 3rd year
66% retained to 4th year (2012-13)
- Implement recommendations of the Retention and Graduation Council.
- Define strategies to improve quality of service to different populations of students (i.e., residential, commuter, transfer, part-time).
- Study characteristics of both successful and unsuccessful students
- Expand substance abuse assessment and interventions.
- Focus on establishing best practices, clarifying expectations for academic advising, improving communication, professional development, recognition and rewards, and assessment.
- Institute 15-hour schedule for all entering full-time, first-year students
- Organize time blocks for offering courses.
- Increase scheduling of courses at less used times to avoid scheduling bottlenecks.
- Organize common curriculum of First-Year Experience course.
- Improve and enhance academic success through participation in Living-Learning Communities
- Enroll all first-year students in FYE course in their first semester.
- Continue Early Academic Warning program to identify and support students experiencing academic difficulty.
- Work with high schools to reduce students' need for remedial courses.
- Provide residence hall space, support, and mentoring to more than 750 first year and transfer students each fall semester.
- Enhance summer and fall orientation program for freshmen students.
- Improve access to health care by utilizing newly expanded number of available exam rooms.
- Continue to increase awareness of prevention initiatives/programs through effective communication with campus community/constituents.
- Reserve employment positions (10%) for first year and transfer students.
- Ensure consistent academic and career advising for all incoming students through CACE.
- Support student needs through school-based advising centers.
- Develop programs and intervention strategies tailored to the needs of students in the sophomore, junior, and senior years.
- Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) will participate in Retention and Graduation Council to contribute diversity perspectives.
- Use analytics to identify need for student interventions
- Promote integration of high impact practices throughout curriculum and co-curriculum
- Promote wider understanding of customer service
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