Access to Success - University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Report
Access to Success:
Developing a Comprehensive Success Plan
for Transfer & Adult Students
Presented by the Student Success Center
Today’s Agenda
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Current Practices at UWM
National Trends & Best Practices
Fall 2011 Transfer Student Data
Transfer & Adult Student Needs Assessment
Results
• New Initiatives at UWM
• Group Discussion
Current Transfer & Adult Student
Initiatives at UWM
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Transfer & Adult Student Orientation
Mentoring
Programming
Nontraditional Student Recognition
National Trends for Transfer Students
Topic
Transfer students at
public 4-year institution
All second-year
students
The total college experience is very rewarding
Feel comfortable with the changes in lifestyle that occur in college
79.1%
84.0%
84.6%
86.2%
Feel good about the way I have adapted to the college social
environment
Easy to adapt to my college living arrangements
Have many friends and feel at home here
Easy to make friends in college
Family respects my judgment on most decisions
Feel the rest of my family is firmly behind me
Have the financial resources needed to finish college
Don’t have financial problems which will interfere with studies
71.7%
81.9%
78.3%
59.8%
58.0%
81.5%
80.7%
45.1%
43.4%
81.1%
74.3%
72.8%
85.6%
84.8%
50.6%
47.5%
Noel-Levitz (2012). The attitudes of second-year college students Addendum: transfer students. Coralville, Iowa: Author.
Retrived from https://www.noellevitz.com/documents/shared/Papers_and_Research/2011/2011TransferStudents.pdf.
National Trends for Transfer Students
Resource/Service
Transfer students at
public 4-year
institution:
Want help this year
All second-year
students:
Want help this year
Transfer
students at
public 4-year
institution:
Received help
last year
Study skills
Tutors
44.6%
47.4%
38.1%
41.9%
24.5%
23.1%
Written academic plan for graduation
Define goals suited to my major/career interests
Options for financing education
Manage personal finances
Discuss difficulties in personal and social life
62.3%
64.8%
62.8%
49.4%
28.8%
53.2%
59.2%
56.1%
43.0%
25.3%
25.6%
38.5%
35.8%
17.9%
13.1%
Noel-Levitz (2012). The attitudes of second-year college students Addendum: transfer students. Coralville, Iowa: Author.
Retrived from https://www.noellevitz.com/documents/shared/Papers_and_Research/2011/2011TransferStudents.pdf.
Best Practices for Transfer Students
• Transition programs
– Orientations customized to meet student and
university needs including:
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Customized programs
Mandatory attendance
Advising and course registration
Optional advising as needed
Programs throughout the year
“Encore”, “just in time”, or “make-up” orientation
Best Practices for Transfer Students
• Transition programs
– Welcome activities
• Customized opportunities for peer connection
development (i.e. adult students, service members,
student parents, etc.)
• Welcome Leaders to guide smaller groups to take care
of business
• Break-out sessions on transfer/adult student specific
topics
• Transfer student specific welcome ceremony
Fall 2011 Transfer Students
Previous Institutions
Previous Institution
Location
Total
Transferred
to UWM
% of Total
Top 10 Previous Institutions
Total
Transferred
to UWM
% of Total
Wisconsin
Adjacent States
1198
157
74.3%
9.7%
Milwaukee Area
Technical College
UW – Waukesha
UW – Whitewater
UW – Washington County
UW – Oshkosh
UW – Parkside
UW – LaCrosse
UW – Stevens Point
Waukesha County
Technical College
Total of Top 10 Transfer Schools
259
16.1%
130
63
60
47
41
38
36
35
8.1%
3.9%
3.7%
2.9%
2.5%
2.4%
2.2%
2.2%
709
44.0%
Other States
Other Countries
ALL
159
27
1613
9.9%
1.7%
100%
Fall 2011 Transfer Students
Full-Time v. Part-Time
Fall to Fall Retention
of ALL New Transfer Students
Enrolled at
UWM
Enrolled
Elsewhere
ALL
75%
9%
Full-Time
78%
9%
Part-Time
62%
11%
Fall to Fall Retention
of Transferring as Freshmen & Sophomores
Fall to Fall Retention
of Transferring as Juniors & Seniors
ALL
73.2%
ALL
77.2%
Full-Time
75.1%
Full-Time
81.3%*
Part-Time
57.8%
Part-Time
63.9%
Targeted
69.0%
Targeted
75.5%
Non-Targeted
74.4%
Non-Targeted
77.5%
*Includes 2 students who graduated within this time frame
Fall 2011 Transfer Students
GPA Results
Fall to Fall Retention Rates
of ALL New Transfer Students
by First Semester GPA at UWM
GPA
Under age of 25
Age 25+
3.50+
87%
84%
3.00 – 3.49
87%
83%
2.50 – 2.99
82%
81%
2.00 – 2.49
74%
85%
< 2.00
45%
48%
0.00
35%
16%
Fall 2011 Transfer Students
Fall to Fall Retention
of Transferring as Freshmen & Sophomores
Fall to Fall Retention
of Transferring as Juniors & Seniors
School/College
Total First Fall
16
Total Retained
at UWM
68.6%
AOC
N/A
Total Retained
at UWM
N/A
Arts
81
77.8%
Arts
27
59.3%
Business
135
77.8%
Business
107
85.0%
CEAS
27
70.4%
CEAS
37
86.5%
SOE
64
76.6%
SOE
45
80.0%
ENGLS
1
100%
ENGLS
0
N/A
GLBL
4
100%
GLBL
4
100%
Letters & Science
417
71.5%
Letters & Science
218
78.4%
Nursing
18
55.6%
Nursing
41
56.1%
Health Sciences
111
66.7%
Health Sciences
63
73.0%
Architecture &
Urban Planning
28
85.7%
9
88.9%
Information
Studies
Social Welfare
12
100%
21
81.0%
85
71.8%
Architecture &
Urban Planning
Information
Studies
Social Welfare
42
76.2%
School/College
Total First Fall
AOC
Coming Up: Admission & Recruitment
Alberto Maldonado
Assistant Director of High School Recruitment &
Community Relations
• Current & Future Initiatives
Coming Up: Transfer Credit
Seth Zlotocha
Assistant Registrar of Curricular & Faculty Services
• Transfer Credit Evaluations
• Transfer Equivalency Database (TED)
Small Group Discussion
• How are the national trends and best
practices similar or different to what is
happening at UWM?
• Were there any sections of the fall 2011
transfer student retention information which
surprised you?
Transfer & Adult Student
Needs Assessment
Survey Process
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All new transfer and new freshman 25 years of age and older
Started at UWM in Summer 2012, Fall 2012, or Spring 2013
Asked to complete a 60 question survey
Survey available from February 8, 2013 to March 3, 2013
325 individuals responded to the survey for a 12.48% response rate
Survey Responder Profile
Age
Ethnicity
Under 24 years old
(transferring some credit)
62.77%
25 years or older
(transferring some credit)
34.15%
25 years or older
(transferring no credit)
3.08%
Gender
Female
62.46%
Male
33.85%
Transgender
0.62%
Other/No Response
3.08%
Military Veteran
Has Dependents
Yes
17.85%
Yes
8.92%
No
82.15%
No
91.08%
Survey Responder Profile
Living Arrangements
On/Near Campus :
Top 5 Selection Factors
Proximity to UWM
67.89%
Cost
61.47%
Safety
25.69%
Academic Success
21.10%
Utilities available
20.18%
Survey Responder Profile
Work During the Academic Year
No
35.69%
Yes, on campus
7.69%
Yes, off campus
56.62%
On Campus Employment
Hours Worked Per Week
Off Campus Employment
Hours Worked Per Week
Survey Responder Profile
Number of Other Colleges Attended
Top Reason for Attending UWM
*”Other” responses indicated primarily comments regarding
proximity to campus, cost, convenience, and academic programs.
Survey Responder Profile
UWM School/College
Academic Status
Major Selected
Course Delivery
All On Campus
61.32%
Blended
35.85%
All Online
2.83%
Yes
89.31%
No
10.69%
Survey Results: GOALS
Most Important Goal for First Year at UWM
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Succeeding in classes
75.81%
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Choosing a major
9.52%
3
Finances/budgeting/financial aid
4.78%
4
On campus employment/internships
3.31%
5
Networking with other students
1.82%
6
Job searching/resume building
1.84%
7
Club or organization participation
1.47%
8
Getting connected to campus resources
1.10%
Survey Results: CONNECTIONS
Connections on Campus: Faculty
Current Level of Connection
Desired Level of Connection
Survey Results: CONNECTIONS
Connections on Campus: Staff
Current Level of Connection
Desired Level of Connection
Survey Results: CONNECTIONS
Connections on Campus: Resources
Current Level of Connection
Desired Level of Connection
Survey Results: PROGRAMS
Campus Programs and Events
Top Interests for Programs/Events
1
On-campus gym, workout classes
27.86%
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Course review sessions, tutoring
20.36%
3
Studying abroad
16.79%
4
Opportunities to socialize with other students
16.07%
5
Athletic Events
15.71%
6
Career exploration/job searching
14.29%
Frequency of Event
Attendance
Barriers to Attending Events
Survey Results: PROGRAMS
Campus Programs and Events
Time of Day for Programming
Time Spent on Campus Outside of Class
1
Library
26.87%
2
Union
21.64%
3
Never stay on campus, only here for class
13.81%
4
Residence halls
11.57%
Desired after hours services/programs:
• Advising
• Financial aid
• Health care/counseling
• Social events
• Library
• Tutoring/Study Groups
Coming Up: MAP-Works
& Learning Communities
Keri Duce
Assistant Director of Student Success
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Current & Upcoming MAP-Works Initiatives
Intervention Plan
Current Learning Communities
Upcoming Initiatives
Small Group Discussion
• How can we increase connections with faculty
and staff?
Survey Results: CONNECTIONS
Connections on Campus: Peers
Current Level of Connection
Desired Level of Connection
Survey Results: MENTORING
Mentoring through the Student Success Advocate (SSA) Program
34% have connected with their SSA
How helpful was that interaction?
66% have not connected with their SSA
Why not?
I don’t know who my SSA is
38.07%
I don’t need assistance
45.45%
Other
16.48%
Other factors include:
• Being too busy
• Needing clarification of the SSA role
• Needs are being met elsewhere
Coming Up: Peer Mentoring
Kay Eilers
Assistant Director for Transfer & Adult Student Success
• Expanded Peer Mentoring team
• Fall Welcome connection points
• MAP-Works for all New Transfer Students
Survey Results: ORIENTATION
Transfer and Adult Student Orientation (TASO)
48% attended TASO
52% did not attend TASO
Desire for
Why not?
Would advising/registration have
advising/registration
interested you in attending?
Took care of business
34.81%
Advising ahead of time
34.07%
at TASO?
Other commitments
26.67%
Unaware of TASO
23.70%
Inconvenient time
21.48%
Total Actual TASO Attendance:
Fall 2012 – 628 Transfer; 196 Adult
Spring 2013 – 218 Transfer; 101 Adult
Survey Results : ORIENTATION
Online Orientation Priorities by Course Delivery
Online-Only
Blended
Using D2L
50.%
Academic advising
45.83%
Academic advising
37.5%
Course registration
43.75%
Using PAWS
37.5%
Financing school
39.58%
Financing school
37.5%
Transportation/parking
27.08%
Using PantherLINK
25%
Using PAWS
20.83%
Course registration
25%
Campus resources
19.79%
Virtual tour of campus
19.79%
Survey Results : ORIENTATION
In hindsight, what would you liked to know before starting at UWM?
Most frequent responses include:
• Financial Aid, scholarships, cost of attending
• Advising, course registration
• Course descriptions, expectations, scheduling, and materials
• Parking, transportation
• Technology
• Housing on and near campus
• Resources on campus
• Navigating campus
• Peer connections, campus involvement
• Transfer credits, transfer process
Survey Results: ADVISING
Academic Advising
78% met with an advisor before
registering for the first semester
When?
22% did not meet with an advisor
before registering for the first semester
Why not?
Common responses include:
• Did not need assistance/registered individually
• Timing/delayed admissions decision
• Not in the Milwaukee area
• Advisor unavailable/lack of response
• No advisor assigned
• “Met” via phone/email
Coming Up: Transfer Student Orientation
Gwyn Wallander
Senior Academic Advisor
Letters & Science
Kristin George
Academic Advisor
Business
• Panther Fast Track Orientation – Pilot Program
– Includes Academic Advising & Course Registration
– June 12 & July 24
• Target Audience
– New Transfer Students in Business and L&S
– Under the age of 25
– Transferring in limited credits
Small Group Discussion
• What can we do to increase engagement through the
recruitment, admission, and first semester on campus
for transfer/adult students?
• If you were to pick one specific strategy that your
department could take to improve the transfer/adult
student experience. What would it be?
• If you were to pick one specific strategy that the
university could take to improve the transfer/adult
student experience. What would it be?
Transfer & Adult Students
The Person at UWM Who Has Helped You the Most in Your College Success:
Tamara Badura
Omoshalewa Bamkole
Chris Barnes
Crystal Bartz
Jessica Berlin
Suzanne Boyd
Kate Brondino
Peter Brooks
Jon Broskowski
Shannon Byrne Irwin
Megan Carlson
Alejandra Carreno
Lana Chenoweth
Patricia Cobb
Andrea Conte
Lia Coryell
Andy Cuneo
Tina Current
Jamey Curry
Marshall Dermer
Toby Deutsch
Amanda Easton
Deanna Edward
Gricelda Estrada
Michelle Fero
Susan Fields
Lori Fitzenberger
Heather Ford
Sayvon Friend
Bethany Fuller
Kristin George
Susan Gruzis
Megan Haak
Jennifer Hayes
Stephanie Henn
Tyler Hines
Deatra Holloway
Jean Hudson
Khaty Kate
Sharon Keampfer
Jim Klingbeil
Jennifer Klumpp
Jaime Knape
Ashlie Kohl
Chuck Konkel
Ann Kowaliczko
Alexandria Lange
Andrea Lardner
Nancy Lee
John Lockman
James Logan
Transfer & Adult Students
The Person at UWM Who Has Helped You the Most in Your College Success:
Jim Maillis
Edwin Maldonado
Brian Marks
Matthew Meehan
Mitchell Meyer
Jay Miller
Treville Miller
Carol Mitchell
Louis Molina
Mika Moteki
Arli Muhammed
Daniel Mulcahy
Megan Murphy-Lee
Jessica Nastal
Tanisha Parker Ferguson
Donna Pasternak
Ines Petterson
Juli Pickering
Gabriella Pinter
Kayla Premeau
Kristine Raymond
Lindsay Robinson
Felipe Rodriguez
Graciella Rodriguez
Angela Sadowsky
Cindy Sanders
Kayla Schaffer
James Schmidt
Molly Schreiber
John Schroeder
Chad Sorce
Joel Speiss
Laura Stark
Jessica Stein
John Stropes
Tammy Taylor
A. Toriano
Dorrie Unertl
Jenny Valle
Dao Vang
Gwyn Wallander
Griff Watson
Donna Wier
Christopher Willey
Christine Wolf
Jinyong Ying

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