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Albany State University-2015--Financial Aid Interventions, -Tutoring, -Timely Interventions, -Early Alerts, Other/Undefined

Year: 
2016

Goal 1: (CCG #1) Increase the Number of Undergraduate Degrees Awarded By ASU. 

 

ASU will continue to target first generation college students and students from racial/ethnic minorities. Data on these students will be disaggregated from their cohort with regards toward progression toward graduation.

The high impact strategy for increasing the number of undergraduate degrees at ASU is to effectively implement the action plans developed by each department in the four colleges which include implementing and intensifying target advising for students who are not progressing through the Early Alert System, actively recruiting military personnel through The Veteran Office for Institutional Community Engagement (VOICE), developing both a comprehensive University Diversity and Retention Plan as well as strategies from supporting departments and organizations such as AARC and CAAM.  Each department identified increased intrusive and encompassing advisement for all students.  Progress in 2015-2016 will be strengthened by ensuring that each department develops an action plan for greater faculty-student involvement in student success. AARC increased the use of Grades First to inform faculty and department chairs of students who would benefit from involvement in supplemental instruction, peer tutoring, etc. Each college will be required to provide the Office of Academic Affairs with updates on the status of implementation of these plans and an end-of-the-year accomplishment report will be required, using the targeted goals set.  The action plans will be used for improved student success, to assess the effectiveness of the plans, and to frame revisions to the goals/actions for the following year.  Data will be submitted each semester to the IR Director for analysis and dissemination of findings.

Interim measures of Progress and Measures of Success:  In Fall 2012, the retention rate was 67%, increasing to 70% in Fall 2013, and decreasing to 69% in Fall 2014.  The 6-year graduation rate for the freshman cohort entering in 2006 was 39%; for the 2007 cohort the rate was 42% but decreased to 40% for the 2008 cohort. ASU ranks number 3 among Georgia Universities in 6 year graduation rates.

Goal 1: Increase the number of undergraduate degrees awarded by ASU for traditionally underserved populations (Hispanic, veteran and military personnel, and adult learners)

Strategy/Activity
Target
Measure of Progress
Assessment
Responsible Division

Implement and intensify targeted advising for students in collaboration with faculty who are not progressing through Early Alert System.

3% increase in students achieving advising through the Early Alert System

% of students who have not successfully completed required Math or English course upon completion of 20 hours

Compare change in the % of students who have not completed at least one English and one Math upon reaching 20 credit hours from Fall 2015 baseline

AARC

Actively recruit military personnel through The Veteran Office for Institutional Community Engagement (VOICE) veteran support service center

3% increase

# of military personnel applying as well as number of admissions

Compare change in the number of military applying and accepts from Fall 2015 baseline

VOICE

Admissions

ARC

Actively recruit Hispanic/Latino students

3% increase

# of Hispanic, students

Compare change in the number of Hispanic students who apply, those accepted, and those enrolled from Fall 2015 baseline

Admissions

Develop a Comprehensive University Diversity Plan

Completion of Plan

Completed Plan approved by President & Cabinet

Completion and Implementation of Plan

Admissions

 

Develop a Comprehensive University Retention Plan

Completion of Plan

Completed Plan approved by President & Cabinet

Completion and Implementation of Plan

Led by AARC

Comprehensive Financial Aid Advising

10% Decrease in student withdrawals/noncompliance in reference to Financial Aid

% of decrease in reference to Financial Aid

Financial Aid discrepancies

Enrollment Management

Director Financial Aid