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.

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Progress and Accomplishments

College of the Arts

     Victoria Cafasso    

     Laney Kurator

Computer Engineering

     Alisia Kirkwood

Health and Human Development           

     Henry Flores 

     Mary Lehn-Mooney 

College of Business and Economics

     Ashley Stilley 

Irvine Campus

     Shelly Hsu 

College of Communications

     Axis Avalos     

     Tammy Rogers 


Engineering and Computer Science

     Korntee Burrell

     Eizabeth Gomez 

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

     Cathy Dionaldo 

     Daija Foard

     Mai Warren 

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

     Sam Barrazo 

     Tatiana Pedroza 

Special Populations

     Danny Juarez 

2018-2019 Q1 Report

Description Highlights Staff Budget Allocation Expenses Balance

1. Academic Programs, in collaboration with the academic colleges, will retain and/or fill any vacancies for the graduation and retention specialist positions.
2. Graduation Specialists will provide Mandatory Academic Advising Workshops to approximately 2,300 students holding 78-84 units.
3. Retention and Graduation Specialists will hold off on launching their next gap-closing campaigns, first engaging students in strategically designed focus groups toward careful planning of the next round of campaigns.
4. Retention and Graduation Specialists will implement U.Direct degree planning software tools.
5. Student Success Team Steering Committee meetings will continue to be held monthly to discuss strategies and tactics to support student success.
6. The Student Success Team Working Group will continue to meet monthly, taking actions to inform the SST Steering Committee.
7. Faculty training and engagement with the Student Success Teams and academic advising in particular. (NEW) 8. Graduate Programs will provide Graduate Learning Specialists (tutoring and academic coaching) to 1500 students, Orientation programs (workshops) to 1000 new graduate students, mentoring to 125 at-risk graduate students as part of the Faculty/Graduate Mentoring Program, and 450 hours of advising to graduate students in the Graduate Student Success Center.

•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.     




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