FRINQ Student Success Presentation

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We studied 1190 Freshmen, admitted to PSU for Fall 2007, enrolled in a FRINQ course Fall term, includes both full-time and part-time students.1008 completed the Prior Learning Survey, 84.7% response rate. We did not include in this study Honors, Liberal Studies, Pre-nursing or other students not required to take UNST and Freshmen entering with >30 credits.

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FRINQ Student Success Presentation

  1. 1. Freshman Inquiry Retention Preliminary Findings Sukhwant Jhaj, Rowanna Carpenter University Studies Portland State University
  2. 2. Evolving Assessment Structure <ul><li>Prior Learning Survey </li></ul><ul><li>--Student background characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>--Student rating of academic skills </li></ul><ul><li>--Student current life situation </li></ul><ul><li>End of Year Survey </li></ul><ul><li>--Course evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>--Academic Plans </li></ul><ul><li>--Satisfaction </li></ul>E-Portfolio Assessment --Student learning re: UNST goals
  3. 3. Evolving Assessment Structure <ul><li>Prior Learning Survey </li></ul><ul><li>End of Year Survey </li></ul>E-Portfolio Assessment University Student Data Warehouse - Student Retention - Academic Performance
  4. 4. Evolving Assessment Structure <ul><li>Enhanced collaboration with OIRP through unique Assessment Associate position </li></ul><ul><li>Connections among data sources, institutional and departmental projects. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Focus on First-Time Freshmen in FRINQ <ul><li>1190 Freshmen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Admitted to PSU for Fall 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enrolled in a FRINQ course Fall term </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes both full-time and part-time students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Honors, Liberal Studies, Pre-nursing or others not required to take UNST </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Freshmen entering with >30 credits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1008 completed the Prior Learning Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>84.7% response rate </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. FRINQ Student Profile
  7. 7. Academic Preparedness/Plan
  8. 8. Student Success
  9. 9. Academic Preparedness/Plan <ul><li>Students who reported intending to graduate from PSU had a higher fall-to-fall retention rate than others. </li></ul><ul><li>First-generation students tended to leave between fall and winter terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Students who have high school GPA below 3.0 tended to have lower fall-to-fall retention. </li></ul>
  10. 10. FRINQ First-Time Freshmen* Retention at PSU Fall 2007-Fall 2008         Fall 2008 Status         Retained at PSU Not enrolled at PSU     Total % n % n % Overall   1190 100 775 65.2 415   34.8 Immediate Ed Plan**                 PSU bachelors 771 77.0 534 69.3 237 30.7   Transfer 65 6.5 38 58.5 27 41.5   Not sure 138 13.8 77 55.8 61 44.2 *Students admitted for Fall 2007 with freshman status **Figures do not add to Total because some students did not answer this question on the survey.
  11. 11. FRINQ First-Time Freshmen* Retention at PSU Fall 2007-Fall 2008         Fall 2008 Status         Retained at PSU Not enrolled at PSU     Total % n % n % Overall   1190 100 775 65.2 415   34.8 HS GPA                 <=3.0 329 29.0 184 55.9 145 44.1   3.01-3.50 490 43.2 331 67.6 159 32.4   3.51+ 323 28.5 231 71.5 92 28.5 *Students admitted for Fall 2007 with freshman status
  12. 12. Financial Resources <ul><li>There appeared to be no difference in retention based on income status (Pell Grant and other need-based aid eligible v. Not eligible) </li></ul><ul><li>Students who report finances as a top concern tended to have a lower retention rate than those who reported academics as a top concern. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Financial Resources
  14. 14. FRINQ First-Time Freshmen* Retention at PSU Fall 2007-Fall 2008         Fall 2008 Status         Retained at PSU Not enrolled at PSU     Total % n % n % Overall   1190 100 775 65.2 415   34.8 Top Concern**                 Finances 318 31.9 191 60.1 127 39.9   Ac. Perf. 524 52.6 371 70.8 153 29.2 *Students admitted for Fall 2007 with freshman status **Figures do not add to Total because some students did not answer this question on the survey.
  15. 15. Connectedness <ul><li>Support from friends and family tended to be related to higher retention. </li></ul><ul><li>Living on campus seemed to be related to lower retention for first-generation students. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Assessment to Action – Student Support <ul><li>Early identification of students at risk. </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing communication with all students. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biweekly emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Studies’ Students First Success System and research group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quick intervention when needed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Progress Notification </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Assessment to Action- Campus Connections <ul><li>Faculty research group formed by Director of University Studies to direct research </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Student Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Retention initiative </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thank You <ul><li>Rowanna Carpenter </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Associate </li></ul><ul><li>University Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Portland State University </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Sukhwant Jhaj </li></ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul><ul><li>University Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Portland State University </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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