Student Achievement Initiative: Adjunct Faculty Orientation


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Student Achievement Initiative: Adjunct Faculty Orientation

  2. 2. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT INITIATIVES The goal of the Student Achievement Initiatives (SAI) is to substantially increase student success and completion while maintaining access and quality.
  3. 3. WE ARE FOCUSING ON THE BIG PICTURE After a year-long data review and planning process, MDC has developed an implementation plan focused on creative integrated academic and student services solutions to ensure the success of students starting at MDC in any one of our three entry points: college-ready, developmental education, and English for Academic Purposes (EAP).
  4. 4. Current Barriers to Student Success and Completion • Unstructured student pathways at all levels • Too many academic choices and curricular options • Inconsistent or misaligned academic support • Unclear or inconsistent communication of information • Inadequate technological infrastructure to effectively guide and monitor student progress
  5. 5. Implementation Strategies • Create a structured intake process. • Develop and utilize structured curriculum plans with sequential coursework and focused course choices. • Increase forward momentum, especially in developmental education and English for Academic Purposes (EAP). • Increase transition assistance from developmental education and EAP into college-level programs of study and from there into transfer and/or career outcomes. • Integrate academic and student support programs aligned with learning outcomes. • Increase student engagement through participation in communities of interest.
  6. 6. ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013 ACCOMPLISHMENTS During year 1, we focused on establishing fundamental processes on which to build future implementation strategies
  7. 7. Registration Deadline Mandatory Orientation Caseload Advisement Advisor Training Test Prep Courses
  8. 8. ACADEMIC YEAR 2013- 2014 We have already begun implementation of new strategies for the new academic year. Already this summer, key interventions have gone into play.
  9. 9. Pre-college Advisement Orientation 2.0 New Technology Platforms Academic Coaching & Mentoring Academic Pathways FYE Courses Communities of Interest Developmental Education Redesign Implementation
  10. 10. For more information: • Email: • Web: • Keep an eye out for our monthly newsletters!