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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.