Retention Update for UCAPP<br />Mike Mullen<br />Associate Provost<br />Division of Undergraduate Education<br />
Institutional Interest in Retention and Graduation Rates<br />Flashback to 2005 - 2007<br />Top 20 Business Plan - do more...
First Year Retention and 6-Year Graduation, 2000-2006<br />Red = Projected<br />
Retention and 6-Year Graduation Rates – UK and Top 20 Benchmarks for 2009<br />TOP 20<br />Georgia Tech<br />Ohio State U<...
Retention Rates vs ACT- 2007<br />UK<br />Office of Institutional Research <br />An Equal Opportunity University<br />
GOALS<br />90% retention<br />72% graduation<br />Shorter time to graduation<br />
Factors Affecting Student Success<br />Academic Background<br />HS GPA<br />Standardized Tests<br />Credit for Prior Learn...
2009 Demographics and Retention<br />
2009 Retention by Programs<br />
What have we done so far?<br />Advising staff additions<br />K-Week activities<br />UK 101 expansion<br />Academic Enhance...
Enrollment, First Year Retention and 6-Year Graduation, 2000-2009<br />Red = Projected<br />
Examples of Success<br />
First Generation Status and Enrollment in UK 101 Retention for all Cohorts 2006-2009<br />Benchmark First Year Retention =...
Impact of “The Study” on DEW– 2008-09<br />
Impact of Peer Tutoring at “The Study” on RetentionHigh School GPA - 2009<br />
Economic Indicators <br />
The Cost of Time to Graduation<br />$17,468<br />
What does Retention Mean in $$<br />A 1% increase in retention maintained over four years is ca. $600K, for just that coho...
More on the Horizon<br />Gen Ed revision and implementation - ACADEMIC<br />Expand Living Learning Communities & Residenti...
What can Departments/Colleges do?<br />Course redesign, curriculum mapping, advising, track student progress, monitor curr...
InformationTechnology<br />CELT<br />Libraries<br />IRPE<br />Undergraduate <br />Experience<br />Undergraduate<br />Educa...
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Presentation by Dr. Michael D. Mullen, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, University of Kentucky; Spring 2011; to the University Senate committee charged with developing academic planning and priorities - http://www.uky.edu/ucapp/

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  • Projections assume that we do nothing to keep more students at UK.Our big problem now is sophomore attrition – 10% or more each year.
  • Projections assume that we do nothing to keep more students at UK.Our big problem now is sophomore attrition – 10% or more each year.
  • ----- Meeting Notes (12/2/10 13:38) -----Add Red line at 93%
  • About 1/3 of freshmen used it.
  • About 1/3 of freshmen used it.ADD CARES SLIDE
  • ----- Meeting Notes (12/2/10 13:38) -----does not include Room &amp; Board, lost wages from those two years, etc.., etc... Present discounted value...
  • ----- Meeting Notes (12/2/10 13:38) -----Student Success CenUniversity wide mentoring programs?
  • Purpose is to show that all of us are responsible for Student Success. My goal is not to exclude, difficult to get more circles on the page. IT, CELT, Libraries, IRPE, etc… – implied that they support ALL missions..
  • Sharing the cost of education: the state and the student This graph masks two important facts:  1. the number of students at UK has been rising (since 2001, enrollment has gone from 24,791 to 27,171 – an increase of 9.6% 2. the effect of inflation is not considered. Public funds = state appropriations excluding and non-instruction related programs tuition and feesIn 2001-02, students provided 35% of the money spent on education (tuition and fees = 35% of the public funds);In 2009-10, students provide 57%…but with that said, SA are significant component.if the university did not receive any state funds, tuition rates would have to increase over 75% Third consideration in setting tuition rates: fixed cost increases
  • Purpose is to show that all of us are responsible for Student Success. My goal is not to exclude, difficult to get more circles on the page. IT, CELT, Libraries, IRPE, etc… – implied that they support ALL missions..
  • Purpose is to show that all of us are responsible for Student Success. My goal is not to exclude, difficult to get more circles on the page. IT, CELT, Libraries, IRPE, etc… – implied that they support ALL missions..
  • Projections assume that we do nothing to keep more students at UK.Our big problem now is sophomore attrition – 10% or more each year.
  • First Year Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry Math, Physics and Stats courses
  • Projections assume that we do nothing to keep more students at UK.Our big problem now is sophomore attrition – 10% or more each year.
  • Mike Mullen update on UK Retention, Spring 2011, University Committee on Academic Planning and Priorities (UCAPP)

    1. 1. Retention Update for UCAPP<br />Mike Mullen<br />Associate Provost<br />Division of Undergraduate Education<br />
    2. 2. Institutional Interest in Retention and Graduation Rates<br />Flashback to 2005 - 2007<br />Top 20 Business Plan - do more by 2020<br />Increase overall enrollments by up to 7000<br />Increase graduation rates to 72%<br />4118 Undergraduates admitted in 2006 (+7.7%)<br />2007 - One year retention rate dropped – 76.4%<br />Provost declared “War on Attrition.”<br />
    3. 3. First Year Retention and 6-Year Graduation, 2000-2006<br />Red = Projected<br />
    4. 4. Retention and 6-Year Graduation Rates – UK and Top 20 Benchmarks for 2009<br />TOP 20<br />Georgia Tech<br />Ohio State U<br />Penn State<br />Rutgers<br />Texas A&M<br />UC-Berkeley<br />UC-Davis<br />UCLA<br />UC-San Diego<br />U of Florida<br />U of Illinois<br />U of Maryland<br />U of Michigan<br />U of Minnesota<br />UNC-CH<br />U of Pittsburgh<br />U of Texas<br />U of Virginia<br />U of Washington<br />U of Wisconsin<br />Source: UK Institutional Research<br />
    5. 5. Retention Rates vs ACT- 2007<br />UK<br />Office of Institutional Research <br />An Equal Opportunity University<br />
    6. 6. GOALS<br />90% retention<br />72% graduation<br />Shorter time to graduation<br />
    7. 7. Factors Affecting Student Success<br />Academic Background<br />HS GPA<br />Standardized Tests<br />Credit for Prior Learning<br />Attitudeand Motivational<br />Institutional Fit<br />Academic Self-confidence and Commitment <br />Time Management Skills<br />Financial and Socio-economic Background<br />Parent Educational Attainment<br />Family Income<br />Distance from Home<br />
    8. 8. 2009 Demographics and Retention<br />
    9. 9. 2009 Retention by Programs<br />
    10. 10. What have we done so far?<br />Advising staff additions<br />K-Week activities<br />UK 101 expansion<br />Academic Enhancement expansion<br />More freshmen living on campus<br />Academic Alerts and Midterm Grades<br />Financial Alerts and Financial Ombud<br />Targeted interventions by cohort<br />
    11. 11. Enrollment, First Year Retention and 6-Year Graduation, 2000-2009<br />Red = Projected<br />
    12. 12. Examples of Success<br />
    13. 13. First Generation Status and Enrollment in UK 101 Retention for all Cohorts 2006-2009<br />Benchmark First Year Retention = 93.8%<br />
    14. 14. Impact of “The Study” on DEW– 2008-09<br />
    15. 15. Impact of Peer Tutoring at “The Study” on RetentionHigh School GPA - 2009<br />
    16. 16. Economic Indicators <br />
    17. 17. The Cost of Time to Graduation<br />$17,468<br />
    18. 18. What does Retention Mean in $$<br />A 1% increase in retention maintained over four years is ca. $600K, for just that cohort.<br />Maintaining our current gains over four years is ca. $3.3M, for just that cohort. <br />Compound that by enhanced retention and graduation for all cohorts in a four year period.<br />
    19. 19. More on the Horizon<br />Gen Ed revision and implementation - ACADEMIC<br />Expand Living Learning Communities & Residential Colleges<br />Focus on the Sophomore<br />Progress to degree analysis, degree navigation<br />Consolidate Student Success programs<br />
    20. 20. What can Departments/Colleges do?<br />Course redesign, curriculum mapping, advising, track student progress, monitor curriculum bottlenecks<br />First-year coursesand activities in the major<br />Continued emphasis on Academic Alerts and midterm grades<br />
    21. 21. InformationTechnology<br />CELT<br />Libraries<br />IRPE<br />Undergraduate <br />Experience<br />Undergraduate<br />Education<br />Academic Advising<br />Academic Support<br />Cross-college Academic Enrichment<br />Retention Services<br />P-20 Initiatives<br />Student<br />Affairs<br />Co-curriculum<br />K-Week<br />UK 101<br />C&T<br />Organizations<br />LLC<br />Housing<br />Colleges and<br />Departments<br />Faculty<br />Academic Programs<br />Academic Advising<br />Course Innovation<br />Engagement<br />Student<br />Success<br />Institutional Diversity<br />Academic Advising <br />& Support <br />Engagement<br />International Programs<br />Study Abroad<br />International Programming<br />Enrollment<br />Management<br />Recruit and Matriculate<br />Transfer Services<br />Financial Aid/Scholarships<br />Registration<br />InformationTechnology<br />CELT<br />Libraries<br />IRPE<br />
    22. 22. General Education Reform<br />
    23. 23. A Brief History<br />2004: Discussions Begin<br />March 2008: Design Principles approved<br />December 2008: Learning Outcomes and Curricular Framework approved<br />May 2009: Course Templates approved<br />May 2010: General Education Oversight Committee (GEOC) approved<br />December 13, 2010: Senate votes unanimously to begin implementation of the new General Education curriculum, effective Fall 2011<br />
    24. 24. Learning Outcomes<br />Students will demonstrate an understanding of and ability to employ the processes of intellectual inquiry.<br />Students will demonstrate competent written, oral, and visual communication skills both as producers and consumers of information.<br />Students will demonstrate an understanding of and ability to employ methods of quantitative reasoning.<br />Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of citizenship and the process for making informed choices as engaged citizens in a diverse, multilingual world.<br />
    25. 25. Characteristics<br />30 hours rather than 40+<br />Smaller Lectures<br />Break-outs/recitations in large classes<br />Emphasis on process of inquiry<br />Integration of modes of communication<br />Emphasis on continuing the principles into the major<br />
    26. 26. The Framework<br />
    27. 27. Innovative Additions<br />Composition and Communication I and II<br />“C&C I and II are designed to engage students… using speech, writing, and visuals in an active learning environment. Students will practice composing, critiquing, and revising ideas for audiences and in developing public speaking and interpersonal communication skills.” <br />CIS and WRD 110 and 111<br />
    28. 28. Innovative Additions<br />Statistical Inferential Reasoning <br />“Courses focus on the ability to evaluate claims based on statistical constructs and to understand and articulate important risks that these claims often address, both through the formal science of statistical inference and informal activity of human inference. These courses should not have computations and derivations as their primary focus; neither should they be abstract reasoning courses devoid of numerical data.”<br />STA 210 is primary course at present.<br />Not a replacement for a statistical methods course.<br />
    29. 29. The 7th Design Principle<br />The curriculum will specify learning outcomes and the processes for both the systematic assessment of those learning outcomes and ongoing curricular improvement. <br />Requires assessable assignments from all Gen Ed courses.<br />Similar to what we are asking of degree programs<br />
    30. 30. Where are we now?<br />Pilots have been underway for three semesters<br />GEOC has been reviewing courses since summer<br />Assessment strategies are in place<br />Colleges are evaluating AP, IB, CLEP credit<br />Communications are being readied for Advising<br />State-wide transfer equivalency work is underway<br />Naming campaign coming VERY soon<br />
    31. 31. PS 235 – World Politics<br />“I’m so excited about the progress of the students that I wanted to give you a quick report… These students have learned infinitely more w/ the GenEd approach than my previous students w/o the GenEd approach.  I wouldn’t expect results this good if I were teaching an honors seminar at a fancy-pants private school…  I’m just honestly astounded that something like this can be pulled off at a large university.  I would have bet my year’s salary that it couldn’t happen…and I would have lost every nickel!”<br /> Dr. Clayton Thyne, Political Science<br />
    32. 32. Discussion<br />
    33. 33. State Support - net of debt service (in millions)<br />Federal Stimulus Funds<br />$289.3<br />For FY 2009-10, the state replaced $21.1 million in state appropriations with federal stimulus funds. For FY 2010-11, the state will replace $17.2 million in state appropriations with federal stimulus funds.<br />
    34. 34. Tuition and Mandatory Fee Revenue and Net State Support (Actual - in millions) <br />State support net of debt service and mandated programs. Includes stimulus funds. <br />*Projected<br />
    35. 35. InformationTechnology<br />CELT<br />Libraries<br />IRPE<br />Undergraduate <br />Experience<br />Undergraduate<br />Education<br />Academic Advising<br />Academic Support<br />Cross-college Academic Enrichment<br />Retention Services<br />P-20 Initiatives<br />Student<br />Affairs<br />Co-curriculum<br />K-Week<br />UK 101<br />C&T<br />Organizations<br />LLC<br />Housing<br />Colleges and<br />Departments<br />Faculty<br />Academic Programs<br />Academic Advising<br />Course Innovation<br />Engagement<br />Student<br />Success<br />Institutional Diversity<br />Academic Advising <br />& Support <br />Engagement<br />International Programs<br />Study Abroad<br />International Programming<br />Enrollment<br />Management<br />Recruit and Matriculate<br />Transfer Services<br />Financial Aid/Scholarships<br />Registration<br />InformationTechnology<br />CELT<br />Libraries<br />IRPE<br />
    36. 36. Inquiry Courses<br />Senate issued the following guidelines regarding the core elements of the General Education curriculum:<br />students should explore the nature of intellectual inquiry within the established, broad knowledge areas;”<br />students should be in contact with faculty, advanced graduate students and others who are engaged in the core activities of a research university;”<br />courses must establish a foundation for critical and thoughtful approaches to solving problems and promote intellectual development.”<br />
    37. 37. InformationTechnology<br />CELT<br />Libraries<br />IRPE<br />Undergraduate <br />Experience<br />Undergraduate<br />Education<br />Academic Advising<br />Academic Support<br />Cross-college Academic Enrichment<br />Retention Services<br />P-20 Initiatives<br />Student<br />Affairs<br />Co-curriculum<br />K-Week<br />UK 101<br />C&T<br />Organizations<br />LLC<br />Housing<br />Colleges and<br />Departments<br />Faculty<br />Academic Programs<br />Academic Advising<br />Course Innovation<br />Engagement<br />Student<br />Success<br />Institutional Diversity<br />Academic Advising <br />& Support <br />Engagement<br />International Programs<br />Study Abroad<br />International Programming<br />Enrollment<br />Management<br />Recruit and Matriculate<br />Transfer Services<br />Financial Aid/Scholarships<br />Registration<br />InformationTechnology<br />CELT<br />Libraries<br />IRPE<br />
    38. 38. First Year Retention and 6-Year Graduation, 2000-2006<br />Red = Projected<br />
    39. 39. Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment ServicesFirst-Year Study Group Impact<br />
    40. 40. First Year Retention and 6-Year Graduation, 2000-2009<br />Red = Projected<br />

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