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More than a Bridge: Measuring the Impact of transitional programming at CSU


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This was presented at the Higher Education Council on June 10, 2013

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More than a Bridge: Measuring the Impact of transitional programming at CSU

  1. 1. Our Role with CSU’sViking AcademicBoot CampChristine Vodicka, VABC Program DirectorEdward Magiste, VABC Program Assistant
  2. 2. Presentation Overview• Overview of transitional programs• Learn about the VABC Model• Definition of Bridge Success*• VABC data findings• Q and A
  3. 3. College-Eligible?College-Ready?• “College Eligible”- The U.S. educationalsystem is unique on its focus to enable studentsto meet admissions requirements of colleges• “College Ready”- Students are able to meetthe expectations required in entry-level collegecoursesWhat are a few of these expectations?
  4. 4. Cleveland State University• Member of the CUMU– 17 of which have around 17,000 students.• CSU has 17,447 students;– 11,722 undergrad, 55% females,– average age 26.7 years,– enroll for an average of 12 credit hrs.• Majority are commuter students• Students come from– 82 counties, of Ohio, (Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Summit and Medinaare the top 5)– Over 1100 international students from over 60 countries (India,Saudi Arabia, China, Turkey, Korea are the top 5)
  5. 5. The VABC Model
  6. 6. You have a mission.First, please divide into smallgroups of 3 to 4.
  7. 7. As a group decide:1. How you would define theconcept on the card.2. How you would measure theconcept/component?
  8. 8. Create a Poster• You will have 7-10 minutes in your group• Include your own DEFINITION and howwould MEASURE success.
  9. 9. TIME IS UP!Please hang your poster up onthe wall in no particular order.
  10. 10. Measuring SuccessDiscussion
  11. 11. The VABC Population• n=169, 107 females (64%), 62 males (36%)• 83 (49%) are African American, 57 (34%) White, 29 (17%) areLatino, Asian, Other (includes no race, mixed, etc.)• 23% (39) are from CMSD• 125 passed VABC, 96 are currently enrolled at CSU, 2 are gradstudents• Average HS GPA 2.13, average ACT MTH score 22.092• Low income, first generation college students• New and returning students• Non-traditional students• English as second language
  12. 12. FundingCOSTS:Instructors (CSU summer salary)SLA Leaders ($10.00 per hour)Coaches ($10.00 per hour)Fringe benefitsBooks/supplies/food/operating costsOn average: $30,000-$50,000 to operate 7 week campFunded by Academic Programs (formerly Undergraduate Studies)Seeking grants for Summer 2014 through Lumina Foundation
  13. 13. Outcomes• For the four years of the study:• 12% of CSU students passed their first MTH» Versus 34% of VABC students» 12 % of Non-VABC students» VABC gives students a 2.94% better chance atpassing their first college Math course.• Of the 96 currently enrolled:– 55% have a 3.07+ GPA– 29% have a 2.3+ GPA– 11% have a 1.79+ GPA
  14. 14. Evolution of VABC• Ongoing changes!!!• Changes with schedule, recruiting, policies,staffing• Cost of $100 fee has remained the same aswell as content areas (MTH/ENG)• End of summer regroup to plan changes fornext summer• Logic model and evaluation chart in packet
  15. 15. What we have learned• Classes must mirror college rigor• Be flexible when planning (no fear of change)• Be firm with attendance (class passes help)• Sign up to meet with coach prior to end of program• None of the VABC students attended the SI portion oftheir math courses (if available)• Only 60 (35%) used any of TASC’s services afterVABC, including tutoring, success coaching• Three Boot Camp students have worked at TASC
  16. 16. Thank you for attending!Any questions or comments?Please pick up your kit!