Informed by praxis, best practices and grounded theories, a conceptual framework re-design resulting from refreshed data, new data; and, organizational change underpins this work. The newly operationalized Office of Retention (effective spring 2018) coupled with planned proposals from First Year Experience and Freshmen Seminar during summer and fall 2017 are foundational to this work.

Below are goals for 2018 implementation to address and achieve organizational and University results aligned to compelling priorities 3 and 4:

Objective 1: Provide customized retention services for 2018 fall probation and re-admit students.

Goal: Determine effect of treatment programming and outcomes for identified probation and re-admit students.

Performance Indicators:

Objective 2: Implement a tailored success plan for all “late registered” new and continuing freshmen students.

Goal: Provide a customized Academic Success Orientation (ASO) and academic persistence planning for fall 2018 identified cohort.

Performance Indicators:

Objective 3: Provide direct support and co-curricular for students with less than 31 semester hours.

Goal: Provide a comprehensive engagement plan to support special initiatives, engagement strategies and persistence goals.

Performance Indicators:

  1. Conduct needs assessment and collect demographic data for fall 2018 probation and readmit students with less than 31 semester hours.
  2. Establish a baseline for persistence, progression and completion for this population.