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Division of Student Affairs

Academic Advising Center

Strategic Planning and Assessment

Academic Advising - Strategic Plan
2014 – 2020

Mission Statement

The Academic Advising Center offers current students advising on General Education and Graduation Requirements. The Center engages students in a developmental process that helps clarify and implement individual educational plans consistent with their skills, interests, and values. Through individual appointments, group advising sessions and presentations, the professional staff, faculty advisors, and student interns help students understand the University's academic requirements, policies and procedures.

Strategies and Assessment

 Goal 1: Enhance Student Learning & Success

Strategies and Indicator of Achievement

  1. 75% of FYA students will agree or strongly agree that they left their advising session feeling CONFIDENT in regard to their GR/GE requirements.
    • 78.9% of FYA students agreed or strongly agreed that they left their advising session feeling CONFIDENT in regard to their GR/GE requirements.
  2. Partner with the Peer and Academic Resource Center (PARC) to increase academic performance (as measured by term GPA) for Second Year Success (SYS) students who take a new supplemental instruction course offered through PARC.  This initiative will begin in Fall 2015 and student academic performance will be measured at the end of each semester for evaluation at the end of the 2015-16 academic year.
    • Fall 2015: First cohort of SYS students (10) enrolled in a Supplemental Instruction (SI) course – ALS 96: Academic Strategies
    • These students showed a .188 term GPA difference compared to other SYS students not enrolled in the SI course and a .415 term GPA difference compared to “at-promise” students
  3. Increase visibility and understanding of the Advising Center’s programs and services for students who are not mandated to come into the center (e.g. new transfer students).The goal is to increase the number of non-mandate students who access the center and their satisfaction with the center’s programs and services. This initiative will begin in 2015-16 to establish a baseline and will be evaluated at the end of each academic year through 2020.



2015-2016 Academic Advising Assessment Report

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The Academic Advising Center offers current students advising on General Education and Graduation Requirements. The Center engages students in a developmental process that helps clarify and implement individual educational plans consistent with their skills, interests, and values.

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