Title III Goals

Goal 1: Increase student achievement through improved developmental education

Measurable Objectives
  • Increase the number of Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) courses
  • Increase successful paired course completion
  • Increase persistence rates (fall-spring) for developmental education students
  • Redesign developmental courses in English, math and reading
  • Conduct Developmental Education Institute to train faculty
  • Establish Communities of Practice to support ALP faculty
  • Develop curriculum guides and ALP website to disseminate information

Goal 2: Increase student support through improved general and program advising

Measurable Objectives
  • Increase the number of general advising protocol
  • Increase the number of general advising protocol
  • Increase student retention (fall-to-fall)
  • Increase student satisfaction with advising
  • Develop student-centered advising model
  • Establish general and program advising protocols
  • Develop educational planning, early alert and interventions, and student retention and tracking systems
  • Install advising software

Goal 3: Increase student support through streamlining enrollment services

Measurable Objectives
  • Increase the number of One-Stop Student Services Centers
  • ncrease degree completion
  • Increase student satisfaction with student services
  • Renovate space for student-integrated services
  • Redesign business processes and practices
  • Retrain and redeploy staff
  • Integrate IT systems within student support services

Title III Initiatives

Developmental Course Reform

Developmental Course Reform seeks to accelerate learning by “shortening” the developmental education pipeline and sustaining a student’s academic momentum. Pairing an upper-level developmental course with an entry-level collegiate course, or marrying a combination of developmental courses, integrates contextualized learning thereby fostering motivation and achievement.

Advising and Intervention

  • Protocols for Developmental and Programmatic Advising
    To assist in the assimilation process and promote student success, academic advisors will provide new students with streamlined information. Additionally, systems are under development to prompt continuing students to meet with an advisor at specific credit intervals to focus on educational planning, transfer advising and completion. As students matriculate, they are encouraged to consult with faculty in their academic major.
  • Educational Planning
    Students will create individualized educational plans to help them track progress toward degree attainment. Using DegreeWorks, a web-based degree audit program, students and their academic advisors will be able to successfully navigate program requirements. Students will be provided with meaningful and consistent directions.
  • Early Alert and Intervention
    An early alert and intervention program will be utilized to promote student success through early coordinated communication between students, instructors, and college support service departments (i.e. Academic Advising, Career Services, Counseling, Tutoring).

Integrated Enrollment Services

An important part of the ASSERT initiative is to improve services to students by decreasing the barriers that thwart them. To reduce frustration and runaround, student services functions such as registration, financial aid, bursar’s office, testing, and advising will be consolidated within a one-stop area on each campus thereby allowing students to conduct business at a single location.