Discussion: Degree in FourDeveloping a Four-Year GraduationGuarantee                                    Sukhwant Jhaj     ...
Four Year Graduation Guarantee • If a student participates in this program,   maintains eligibility, and cannot   graduate...
When?• Suggest implementation for fall 2013
Why Now?• Four year graduation rate below 10%  (Average of 2001 to 2007 cohort)• Focus on student success• Intense competi...
Structure• Partnership between student and PSU• Student responsibility: Eligibility, major  declaration, degree map, meet ...
Goals•   Demonstrate institutional commitment•   Change perception•   Develop community•   Encourage degree completion•   ...
Examples• University of Minnesota  Four year graduation plan• University at Buffalo  Finish in Four
Next Steps•  Stakeholders agreement and/or input:   Colleges/schools/departments, ALT, faculty   senate• Departments  • Ag...
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This project is in exploratory stage.

If a student participates in this program, maintains eligibility, and cannot graduate in four years because a required class is unavailable, PSU will approve a substitute course, waive the requirement, or pay the tuition.

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Discussion: Degree in Four Developing a Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

  1. 1. Discussion: Degree in FourDeveloping a Four-Year GraduationGuarantee Sukhwant Jhaj Dean of Undergraduate Studies Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Success
  2. 2. Four Year Graduation Guarantee • If a student participates in this program, maintains eligibility, and cannot graduate in four years because a required class is unavailable, PSU will approve a substitute course, waive the requirement, or pay the tuition.
  3. 3. When?• Suggest implementation for fall 2013
  4. 4. Why Now?• Four year graduation rate below 10% (Average of 2001 to 2007 cohort)• Focus on student success• Intense competition for students• Four year Degree Map developed by all undergraduate programs
  5. 5. Structure• Partnership between student and PSU• Student responsibility: Eligibility, major declaration, degree map, meet with advisor, academic performance• University responsibility: matriculate to major, access to coursework and support by advisors
  6. 6. Goals• Demonstrate institutional commitment• Change perception• Develop community• Encourage degree completion• Change institutional practices• Improve planning
  7. 7. Examples• University of Minnesota Four year graduation plan• University at Buffalo Finish in Four
  8. 8. Next Steps• Stakeholders agreement and/or input: Colleges/schools/departments, ALT, faculty senate• Departments • Agree to participate • Departments reviews degree maps, course offerings, advising plan for completion in four years • Students admitted to degree programs as they begin their education at PSU• Establish project steering group

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