Ivy Tech: Challenges and Opportunities Challenge: Adult Participation • Opportunity: Ivy Tech ranks 37th nationally in adult education. Remediation efforts, academic and non- academic advising as well as collaboration with Indiana employers are opportunities for enrollment growth. Challenge: Demand for Remediation • Opportunity: approximately 70% of Ivy Tech students need remediation coursework. Current initiatives aimed at early intervention (K-12) have the potential to improve academic readiness. Challenge: Graduation Rates • Opportunity: Ivy Tech has low graduation rates: • 2 yr=16% 3 yr=23% 7 yr= 33% • Early intervention, modifications in remediation curricula, and initiatives to improve instructional effectiveness offer opportunities for promoting student achievement and degree completion. Challenge: Enrollment Rates • Opportunity: Ivy Tech’s enrollment represents approximately 33% of all students in the public sector which means that it is positioned to capitalize on branding. Student success initiatives will also help the institution capture a larger share of the market.
Three Ivy Tech Aspirations that Relate to Remediation Goals• Ensure students achieve their educational goals.• Ensure students receive training to succeed in a global workforce.• Ensure adequate resource base for college education.
IVY Tech Current Remedial Efforts• Accelerated Learning Project: students participate in remediation English while taking college-level English courses.• Emporium Model of Instruction: “My Math Lab” software is a self-paced remedial mathematics curriculum.
Good Things are Happening in Small Pockets• Efforts in remediation are driven by best practices.• Three key outcomes were derived from Ivy Tech pilots.
Moving from Good to Great A system-wide holistic approach to the remediation work plan is not evident (supporting the whole person). Strategies that connect all Indiana Stakeholders appear fragmented.Alignment of resources to strategies could be improve.
Ivy Tech Stakeholders State of Indiana Student ConsumersIndiana Public Education System Indiana EmployersIndiana Higher Education System Culture for Remediation Student Personal Needs Academic Requirements Employer Expectations Remedial Resource Allocation Student Engagement Fiscal Decision Making Employer Participation Remedial Curriculum Design
Remediation from Viewpoint of Stakeholders Indiana Commission of Higher Education Complete college coursework Provide basic academic skill training Graduate Indiana Employers Understanding-skill to function in a workplaceIntellectual-skill competence to perform job tasks environment Student Consumers Assistance with non-academic needs that hinder Assistance with academic deficits academic success
5 Recommendations for Moving ForwardEstablish an early assessment process (k-12) to identifystudent deficiencies in core academic college readinessskills. Enhance faculty and staff training and standardize instructional assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional and advising practices on student learning. Ensure that remediation practices maximize access educational opportunities to promote degree completion. Expand collaboration with Indiana employers to increase retention and degree completion for working adults. Provide services to help address non-academic student needs to promote academic success and degree completion.