Support Academic Progress
Expand Academic Advising
Reform and expand academic advising services to support all student populations and improve student success. Initiatives will include hiring of additional professional advisors to increase the quality of advising and bring the campus closer to the national advising ratio. Other initiatives may include professional development and release time to support additional faculty advisors. Initiatives will be aligned to the goals of the strategic plan.
Progress and Accomplishments
College of the Arts
Health and Human Development
College of Business and Economics
College of Communications
Engineering and Computer Science
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
2018-2019 Q1 Report
1. Academic Programs, in collaboration with the academic colleges, will retain and/or fill any vacancies for the graduation and retention specialist positions.
•The MAcAW series will take place in October. •This activity is still in planning phase. The retention specialists completed their summer outreach to the non-enrolled campaign. They contacted 1,638 spring students who had not yet enrolled for the fall. They recaptured 438 who enrolled, a 29% yield. •This activity is still in planning phase.
• The SST Steering Committee no longer exists. It has been replaced with the Student Success Team Working Group, planning activities such as campaign efforts and collaborations to promote the outcomes of Graduation Initiative. The Student Success Team Working group meets biweekly. •The faculty development program is planned, and will launch in October. Faculty and college department trainings in use of TitanNet is highly active, with the most recent sessions being delivered to ECS, Athletics, NSM and COTA.
•Graduate programs provided advising, tutoring, and workshops for graduate students during this quarter. Graduate Learning Specialists (Soon to be Graduate Success Specialists) provided 450 hours of advising for as many as 300 graduates students during the quarter. The Faculty Graduate Mentor program continues to provide mentoring for 125 graduate students, and the Office of Graduate Studies provided information and advising to 150 students in the areas of study plans, probation, and disqualification. In addition, OGS held a new graduate student orientation for over 400 incoming graduate students during the week before the start of instruction.
|•Search is currently in progress to fill one vacancy -- retention specialist in HSS.||