Strategic Direction A
Fall 2010 goals:
Propose a University academic advising model to include training and structural support.
Activities related to this include:
- Best practices for institutional academic advising
- Review several structural advising model options for the institution.
- Create a satisfaction survey for students.
- Assess how advising is done by different academic departments.
- Create an on-going training plan for new advisors and current advisors (both faculty and staff)
- Identify technology issues related to DARS access for students.
- Implement batch DAR's download for registration times. (Email options?)
The Committee on Advising discussed the composition of four subcommittees. The formation and composition of the subcommittees were approved below:
- The subcommittee on Assessment of Advising-we will do a student assessment survey and a department survey.
- The subcommittee on Technology related to Advising. We are specifically reviewing DARs access for students and technology concerns based on it.
- The subcommittee to review Advising Models and Best Practices-we hope to propose a campus model to be implemented campus wide and published best practices.
- The subcommittee to review Faculty Advising responsibilities-we will be reviewing promotion and tenure, advising load, and compensation during breaks and summer.
- Implementation of the 30/60 credit rules related to the skills requirements.
We are creating a CTS report that will pull student data in order to enable us to notify students and advisors of those who have not met the requirements. This should be complete by December, 2010.
- Implementation of the transfer task force action items.
- Transfer work flow process scheduled to launch 12/1
- We held mini transfer orientations for transfer students during summer and fall registration times.
- We are moving to a formal transfer orientation for all students for fall 2011.
- Moved transfer staff to admissions and new student services to improve communication.
- Developed transfer workflow in Image Now. Will begin use in December.
- Currently inputting course equivalency information into TES for use by admissions counselor.
- Testing TES Workflow for equivalency approval process
- Updated TIS
- Gather data and evaluate resources to create more comprehensive systems that bridge academic and student support services.
- Expand the Student Leadership Development program.
Tom Bottoms is currently in his second year of coordinating the Leadership Development Program. He has increased programming and outreach to student organizations. 15 students should complete this by fall term.
- Expand the use of the E-portfolio application.
Several workshops and many classes have been shown the E-portfolio application. A meeting is scheduled with several different departments and administration to discuss using a uniform E-portfolio application. We hope to review this by semesters end.
- Identify potential activities that are and could be linked to academic coursework.
- Identify current levels of student involvement in co-curricular programs (i.e. high impact practices and activities, community-based learning opportunities, internships,, volunteer experiences, and leadership development opportunities
C and D-This work will continue into Spring Semester.
- Implement Parkside Academic Student Success System for complete first year cohort.
We rolled this system out to all instructional faculty teaching first year student this term after piloting the program in Spring. Students received feedback during the 3rd and 4th weeks as well as midterm. We will be gathering data on the system in December