Student Success Dashboard Design:Making Student Success Data Available at Unit LevelA Brainstorming Session for Department Chairs Sukhwant Jhaj
What information do you need to support student success as a department chair?
Information for Action VS. Information for ReportingNeed DIRECTIONAL clarity
What is Portfolio of Initiatives?Created by Lowell Bryan to Develop strategy in a dynamic and unpredictable environmentElements:Rigorous Search Initiatives with the highest possibility of success Diagnosis and designFocus on action Testing through experimentation Just in time implementationSupport champions Importance of passionate advocatesFlexibility Scale up successful projects, Winding down unsuccessful projects Changing course when needed
Student Success Portfolio of Initiatives •Assess the Effectiveness of Existing Policies, •Address Students’ Financial Concerns Procedures, and Services. (admissions req./process, application deadline, bursars •¡Exito! Latino student success hold) •Easing the transition to college using Peer •Support Early Identification of Students at Mentoring Risk •Improve the Persistence of Freshmen Living •Intentional Advising and Charting a Pathway on Campus to Degree Completion •(Last Mile Committee, degree maps, degree map mile stone tracking, unified advising •Make Student Success Data Available at Unit records) Level •Improve Communication with Students •Reduce Courses with Preponderance (20%) of D, W, F, I, X, NP Grades •Student Success Center (long term goal) •Manage Capacity of Programs and Course Offerings •Address Needs of Students Entering PSU with a High School GPA below 3.0
Make Student Success Data Availableat Unit LevelColleges and departments currently lack cohortbased student success information and metrics atdepartment/program, service, and college level.Ensure that matrices are developed to serve unit-level needs and to address thepersistence, success, and quality of experience ofunder-represented students.
#1 Student Success Academic Preparedness and Plan Student Success Well BeingConnectedness
#2 Evolving Assessment StructurePrior Learning End of Year E-PortfolioSurvey Survey Assessment University Student Data Warehouse - Student Retention - Academic Performance, Fin. Aid
We will write down what we need <Discuss>We will establish categories of information weneed <This provides us a cognitive map fordesigning the dashboard>We will prioritize what we need <What is urgent, needed, or nice to have?>We will collectively ask for what we need