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Growing Retention

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Transcript of Growing Retention

Foundation

Student Outcomes
persistence
progression
retention
completion
transfer ready
occupation ready
student satisfaction
Growing A Student Retention Program
Noel-Levitz: 2011 Student Retention Practices Report findings. Top ranked retention practices at 2 year institutions.
1. Emphasis on teaching and learning
2. Academic support programs
3. First-year programs
4. A written academic plan/roadmap
of remaining courses needed
5. Title III or Title V funding
6. Web-based course engagement tools such as Blackboard, WebCT, etc.
7. Honors programs
8. Academic advising
9. Student life programs
10. Mandatory advising, one-on-one
and face-to-face, between
faculty and students
6. New Student Orientation
*Address diverse needs and populations
*Equip to navigate experience
*Engage and connect to community
Assessment
1. Why? (What is the purpose of assessment?)
2. What? (What are the intended outcomes of assessment? What is the intended target [unit or
level] of assessment?)
3. When? (At what times in the college experience should assessment be conducted?)
4. Who? (Who will be the assessor[s]? From whom will assessment data be collected?)
5. Where? (Where will assessment data be found? In what locales will data be collected?)
6. How? (How will assessment data be analyzed and summarized? What research designs and
methodologies will be employed?)
ASSESSMENT OF THE FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE: SIX SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS
Joseph B. Cuseo
Resources:
1. National Resource Center for FYE and Students in Transition
2. Listserv / professional discussion / ideas for FYE: http://listserv.sc.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=FYE-LIST
3. Noel-Levitz. (2011). 2011 student retention practices at four-year and two-year institutions.
Coralville, Iowa: Author. Retrieved from: www.noellevitz.com/BenchmarkReports.
4. ASSESSMENT OF THE FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE: SIX SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS
Joseph B. Cuseo
5. The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success
6. Noel-Levitz: http://blog.noellevitz.com/2012/03/08/practices-student-retention/
7. Slippery Rock University - http://www.sru.edu/studentlife/studentleadership/Pages/CCE.aspx
Best Practices
Values, Mission
and Goals
Students


What is your retention plan?
What are your best practices in
New Student Orientation?

How are you assessing effectiveness?
7. Advising
* Goal setting
* Path development
Best practices in advising? What works? Advising models and innovations at your campus?
8. Classroom Instruction
Quality Instruction
Learning / Success / Achievement
9.
Curriculum
*Interest / Demand / Need
*Sequence of courses
*Availability
*Articulation Agreements
*
Relevance
*C
areer objectives
10. Co-curricular
Clubs / Organizations
Student Government
workshops
Conferences
Activities
Internships
Volunteering
Domains:
1.Campus Culture
2.Campus Security and Preparedness
3.Outreach and Enrollment Services
4.Admissions
5.Information Services
6.New-Student Orientation
7.Academic Advising
Special programs
8.Classroom Instruction
9.Curriculum
Online Learning
10.Co-curriculum
11.Academic Support Programs
12.Financial Resources
13.Psychosocial Support Programs
14.All points of contact
15.Community
16.State and National Initiatives
17.Global
Engagement
Students:
goal identification
clear path
teams
committees
leadership
11. Academic Support Programs
learning support services
tutoring
learning style / ability accommodation
technology access and support
13. Psychosocial support Programs
How are students different?
How do your students grow?
Success Stories
US ED-Dale 1995 reports that 85% of students participating in HORIZON, a Purdue University based student retention program, were retained compared to only 47% of non-enrollee peers. Participants indicated that belonging to a support network, having assistance with effective study methods, and tutoring were most important to their decision not to leave school.
1. Campus Culture
Welcome
Inclusivity
Community
Friendships
What is your campus doing to promote community?

Diverse Learning Environment Survey (DLE)
Ethnographic study
Campus Culture committee
2. Campus Security
Link b/t Student satisfaction and retention
Noel-Levitz (SSI) Most significant scales:
• Campus Climate
• Instructional Effectiveness
• Responsiveness (admissions, financial aid,
campus run-around)
Scales that magnified the Campus Climate effect:
– Safety and security
– Service provision
students:
time
effort
institution:
curriculum
co-curriculum
support services
activities - experiences
satisfaction
learning
graduation
Kuh, Kinzie, Buckley, Bridges, & Hayek, as cited in Harper & Quaye, 2009
Typically retained students will have the following characteristics or circumstances.
1.Enroll in college directly
2.Full-time
3. Private college or university seeking a bachelor's degree.
4.Attended a high quality high school
5.Preparatory courses
6. Received high grades in high school
7. Scored well on standardized tests
8.The student will intend to graduate
9.Goals
10. Involved
10.Enjoyment
11.Belonging
12.Positive attitude
cumulative effect
Marketing
14. All points of contact
3. OES
Impressions matter
quality of information
enthusiasm

4. Admissions
5. Information Services
12. Financial Resources
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