Priorities and Actions
Provide pathways and preparation that promote timely degree completion to students who are undeclared or seeking degrees in selective programs.
- Identify coursework common to cluster majors that students should complete in the first 30 credits.
- Provide alternative pathways for students not admitted to selective majors such as nursing, teacher education, kinesiology, accounting, and actuarial science.
- Promote interdisciplinary majors such as liberal studies as an option for undeclared students and those who are not well served by more traditional majors.
- Ensure availability and accuracy of four-year degree plans for each program.
Reform policies, procedures, and curriculum to promote student success, persistence, and four-year graduation.
- Require Personal Advising Code (PAC) registration codes for all students each semester.
- Review all academic curriculum policies and practices, particularly in areas that significantly impact transfer, exploratory, and major-changing students.
- Review each academic program's curriculum to generate data-driven solutions to curricular bottlenecks, high-failure gatekeeper courses, and opportunity gaps.
Use a multi-dimensional approach to assess the Advising, Retention, and Career Center's effectiveness.
- Create a process and identify criteria to assess individual advisors based on appropriate lead measures such as engagement and rapport with students, record keeping, and contributions to overall operations of the Center.
- Collaborate and consult with campus stakeholders in monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of the Center.
Focus Center efforts to be on track to reach the 2024 goals for first-to-second-year retention (84%-90%) and second-to-third-year retention (73%-83%).
- Develop processes to support all students to attain 30 credits in the first year.
- Implement an early warning system.
- Develop and deploy a priority registration follow-up process.
Provide effective career counseling for students across their entire academic career.
- Provide interest inventory and career assessment for all first year students.
- Partner with deans, department chairs, and program directors to determine career counseling services that are required for students in each college.
- Develop tools to help students explore major selection, career exploration, and post-academic planning from the point of admission forward.