New Faculty Orientation 2014 - Student Success: Know Your Students

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New Faculty Orientation 2014

Dr. Joyce Inman

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  • 51% of USM first-year students receive at least a partial Pell grant (81% between $2,000 and $2,823)
  • New Faculty Orientation 2014 - Student Success: Know Your Students

    1. 1. Student Success: Know Your Students Joyce Olewski Inman August 15, 2014
    2. 2. The University of Southern Mississippi Enrollment and Demographics • USM has an annual enrollment of nearly 17,000 students • 84.3% of these students are from Mississippi • Of the remaining students, most come from Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or Texas Source: The University of Southern Mississippi Fact Books, USM IR Data, and U.S. Census Bureau The University of Southern Mississippi Enrollment and Demographics
    3. 3. The University of Southern Mississippi Racial Demographics The University of Southern Mississippi First-Year Student Racial Demographics
    4. 4. Median Household Income
    5. 5. The University of Southern Mississippi Test Scores • Each fall, approximately 1,500 students enroll in a first-year course • The average first-year student’s ACT score at USM is a 21.5 • 42% of USM first-year students require at least one remedial course The University of Southern Mississippi ACT Scores
    6. 6. The University of Southern Mississippi Graduation Data • The four-year graduation rate at USM is 25% • The six-year graduation rate at USM is 50% • 64.7% of USM degree recipients are transfer students The University of Southern Mississippi Graduation Data
    7. 7. The University of Southern Mississippi Financial Aid Data
    8. 8. The University of Southern Mississippi Financial Aid Data • A Comparison The University of Southern Mississippi Financial Aid Data
    9. 9. • Low Status Assignment • Email Struggling Students • Critical Reading Skills • Wrap-Up • Classroom Citizenship • Meaningful Examples • Learn with Them A Few Potential Pedagogical Strategies
    10. 10. Joyce Olewski Inman Joyce.inman@usm.edu 601-266-6096 “ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TASKS WE FACE AS HUMAN BEINGS IS COMMUNICATING MEANING ACROSS OUR INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, A TASK CONFOUNDED IMMEASURABLY WHEN WE ATTEMPT TO COMMUNICATE ACROSS SOCIAL LINES, RACIAL LINES, CULTURAL LINES, OR LINES OF UNEQUAL POWER.” LISA DELPIT (1995)

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