Undergraduate Success at University of Kentucky, December 3, 2010

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This presentation was for a joint meeting of the deans of undergraduate colleges at the University of Kentucky, their associate deans of curriculum and instruction, the Directors of Undergraduate …

This presentation was for a joint meeting of the deans of undergraduate colleges at the University of Kentucky, their associate deans of curriculum and instruction, the Directors of Undergraduate Studies from each of the undergraduate programs, the professional academic advising staff, the Provost and his senior administrative staff as well as the staff and faculty from the Office of Undergraduate Education.

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  • Maintaining quality programs in face of fiscal issues was a plenary theme. Competition from online, for-profit Universities. National concern.Move of universities to more online, more hybrid programming. Online programming through a third pary company – Think SEARS KENMORE????ART – Stanford has moved agressively to make Art and Creativity an inescapable part of the UG experience. Courses, co-curricular activities, expansion of diverse music troupes, artists in residence, stunning facilitiesEvolution – David Sloan. Introductory Evolution for Everybody course through graduate courses in with evolution as central theme. Science, yes, but also humanities – Nature of Religion. Certificate Program. National EvoSconsortiuum 13 other schools and Univ – NSFSustainability – Greg Chase SDSU - SUSTAINABILITY is responsibility of the University, not just a program or a class. Curriculum themes, Operations, Research Collaborations, Engagement with Community. Courses across curriculum, leveraging strength of faculty in all areas. Zemsky - Access Quality Cost – Issues of reduced funding even as we need quality higher ed more. Societal expectations never higher. Online, for profits encroaching. How can we provide paths to success?Urged us to think differently about how we educate. Are we engaging our students in active ways? How can we bring more faculty in contact with students, especially in lower division? Called for connections in the curriculum. Smorgasboard approach – who likes it? Faculty and Students! But, this does not provide clear paths to well articulated outcomes. Transform our role from Servers in a cafeteria line to Guides in the learning path towards degree attainment.
  • FSU – Started in 1994 and increased Ret from 83 to 91% by 2009GS – 2000, retention from 73 to 83%
  • 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..
  • ----- Meeting Notes (12/2/10 13:38) -----does not include Room & Board, lost wages from those two years, etc.., etc... Present discounted value...
  • ----- Meeting Notes (12/2/10 13:38) -----Add Red line at 93%
  • About 1/3 of freshmen used it.ADD CARES SLIDE
  • First Year Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry Math, Physics and Stats courses
  • ----- 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..

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  • 1. Dec 3, 2010
    Undergraduate Success Forum
  • 2. Agenda
    Opening Remarks
    Provost Subbaswamy, Associate Provost Mullen
    Discussion of UG Success Issues
    Portraits of UG Success Programming
    UG Research
    Service and Community Based Learning
    Education Abroad
    Reception
  • 3. Recent National Conferences
    Reinvention Center – Nov. 2010
    Art is for Everyone – Stanford Univ
    Nothing in Education Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution – David Sloan, SUNY Binghamton - EvoS
    Sustainability and Student Learning: Education for the Future – San Diego State Univ.
    In Search of Creative Solutions: Mission-centered, Market-Smart – Robert Zemsky, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • 4. National Conferences
    Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
    “Science of Graduation,” Florida State, Georgia State, Cal State
    Enhanced Orientation
    Academic Preparation Courses
    Academic Enhancement/Peer Tutoring
    Improved Advising
    Living Learning Communities
    Freshmen on Campus
    Early Alerts from Faculty
    First Year Seminars
    First Year Interest Groups
    Degree Progress Mapping
  • 5. InformationTechnology
    CELT
    Libraries
    IRPE
    Undergraduate
    Experience
    Undergraduate
    Education
    Academic Advising
    Academic Support
    Academic Enrichment
    Retention Services
    P-20 Initiatives
    Student
    Affairs
    Co-curriculum
    K-Week
    UK 101
    Counseling Services
    Student Organizations
    LLC
    Housing
    Colleges and
    Departments
    Faculty
    Degree Programs
    Academic Advising
    Course Innovation
    Research
    Engagement
    Student
    Success
    Institutional Diversity
    Academic Advising
    & Support
    Student Activities
    Engagement
    International Programs
    Study Abroad
    International Programming
    Enrollment
    Management
    Recruit and Matriculate
    Transfer Services
    Financial Aid/Scholarships
    Registration
    InformationTechnology
    CELT
    Libraries
    IRPE
  • 6. Factors Affecting Student Success
    Academic Background
    HS GPA
    Standardized Tests
    Credit for Prior Learning
    Attitudeand Motivational
    Institutional Fit
    Academic Self-confidence and Commitment
    Time Management Skills
    Financial and Socio-economic Background
    Parent Educational Attainment
    Family Income
    Distance from Home
  • 7. SUCCESS GOALS
    90% retention
    72% graduation
    Shorter time to graduation
  • 8. First Year Retention and 6-Year Graduation, 2000-2009
    BLUE = Projected
  • 9. Retention Rates vs ACT- 2007
    UK
    Office of Institutional Research
    An Equal Opportunity University
  • 10. Retention and 6-Year Graduation Rates – UK and Top 20 Benchmarks for 2009
    TOP 20
    Georgia Tech
    Ohio State U
    Penn State
    Rutgers
    Texas A&M
    UC-Berkeley
    UC-Davis
    UCLA
    UC-San Diego
    U of Florida
    U of Illinois
    U of Maryland
    U of Michigan
    U of Minnesota
    UNC-CH
    U of Pittsburgh
    U of Texas
    U of Virginia
    U of Washington
    U of Wisconsin
    Source: UK Institutional Research
  • 11. Family Cost of Time to Graduate
    $17,468
  • 12. What have we done so far?
    Advising staff additions
    K-Week activities
    UK 101 expansion
    Academic Enhancement expansion
    Student support programs
    More freshmen living on campus
    Academic Alerts and Midterm Grades
    Financial Alerts and Financial Ombud
    Targeted interventions by cohort
  • 13. First Generation Status and Enrollment in UK 101 Retention for all Cohorts 2006-2009
    Benchmark First Year Retention = 93.8%
  • 14. Impact of Peer Tutoring at “The Study” on RetentionHigh School GPA - 2009
  • 15. Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment ServicesFirst-Year Study Group Impact
  • 16. More on the Horizon
    Gen Ed revision and implementation
    Expand Living Learning Communities & Residential Colleges
    Automate alerts and notification systems
    Progress to degree analysis
    Consolidate Student Success programs
    Campus-wide mentoring programs
    Honors, UG Research, Education Abroad, Service Learning
  • 17. What can Departments/Colleges do?
    Retention and Student Progress
    Course redesign, curriculum revision, curriculum mapping, advising, track student progress, monitor curriculum bottlenecks
    First-year coursesand activities in the major
    Continued emphasis on alerts and midterm grades
    WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS?
  • 18. InformationTechnology
    CELT
    Libraries
    IRPE
    Undergraduate
    Experience
    Undergraduate
    Education
    Academic Advising
    Academic Support
    Academic Enrichment
    Retention Services
    P-20 Initiatives
    Student
    Affairs
    Co-curriculum
    K-Week
    UK 101
    Counseling Services
    Student Organizations
    LLC
    Housing
    Colleges and
    Departments
    Faculty
    Degree Programs
    Academic Advising
    Course Innovation
    Research
    Engagement
    Student
    Success
    Institutional Diversity
    Academic Advising
    & Support
    Student Activities
    Engagement
    International Programs
    Study Abroad
    International Programming
    Enrollment
    Management
    Recruit and Matriculate
    Transfer Services
    Financial Aid/Scholarships
    Registration
    InformationTechnology
    CELT
    Libraries
    IRPE
  • 19. Undergraduate Research
    Service and Community Based learning
    Education abroad
    Selected Program Highlights