Behavioral and Health Science

Report
College of Behavioral and
Health Sciences
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Criminal Justice
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
Assist students with
their basic questions
by providing FAQ
brochures.
Accessible & informative FAQ
Brochure made available for
students needing program
information.
Many student questions
will be answered by
utilizing the annually
updated brochure.
Clarify and
communicate timely
curricular progression
toward completion of
the degree major.
Post a curricular map for the
degree program by year of
student in the undergraduate
catalog and on the department
website; review and update
map annually.
An easily accessible
academic guide that
students can use to
facilitate their academic
planning for enrollment
decision-making and for
mapping progress toward
degree completion.
Determine retention
problems among CJA
students.
Administer surveys to students
in selected upper classes each
semester to determine
problems or frustrations that
might affect retention.
Identified concerns or
problems will be addressed
by: Communicating
student feedback to CJA
advisors, CJA chair and
other relevant MTSU units
for appropriate action.
By what date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Annual
As reflected on survey,
students will find
brochure helpful.
Department
Chair & CJA
Faculty
Advisors
Annual
As reflected on survey,
students will find
curricular map helpful.
Department
Chair
Annual
Tracking of students will
reveal an improvement
in retention rates.
Department
Chair & CJA
Faculty
Advisors
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Criminal Justice
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
Monitor CJA majors in
upper division courses
who have excessive
absences or failing
grades. Provide
appropriate
assistance.
CJA instructors will use
academic alert system to
communicate with CJA majors
who have excessive absences
or failing grades.
Information will be relayed
to CJA advisor to
coordinate student
interactions which may
include individual or group
meetings or informal
gatherings.
Build community and
involvement
Develop and use student clubs
and meetings to facilitate
community, cohorts, and
mentoring.
CJA faculty will meet once
a semester to update
needs and
accomplishments in this
area.
By what date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Annual
An increase in the
number of students who
stay on track in their CJA
courses.
Department
Chair & CJA
Faculty
Advisors
Annual
More active
participation of students
in University and CJA
programs; improved
culture of learning.
Department
Chair & CJA
Faculty
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Health and Human Performance
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
By what date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Removing barriers
1) Aggressively support
advisement efforts at the
department and area levels
2) Provide materials to
students via webpage,
Facebook, and other media
1) Students will enroll in
courses at the
appropriate time
2) Better informed
faculty and students
Current
1) Improved
enrollments by Area
2) Improved
advisement
decisions
Department
Chair, Area
Coordinators,
Department
Advisor
Building Community
1) Develop and use student
majors clubs to facilitate
community, cohorts, and
mentoring
1) More informed
students; develop a
culture of learning by
Area
May 30
Area
Coordinators,
Department
Advisor
Teaching Changes
1) Coordinate office hours
with instruction
2) Track student attendance
more closely using
Academic Alert System;
coordinate with
advisement
1) Make faculty more
accessible to students.
2) Catch problems with
students earlier that
are related to
attendance
Spring 2013
1) More active
participation of
students in each
program; improved
learning and
academic
performance
1) More frequent and
better quality
advisement with
faculty
2) Better performance
related to class
attendance; better
grades
May 2013
Area
coordinators,
individual
faculty;
checked by
Areas and the
Department
Chair
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Health and Human Performance
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Advising Changes
Use department advisor to
coordinate department advisor
efforts
Expected Outcome
Consistent overall
advisement effort;
sharing of ideas to
improve performance
By what date
Current
Student Success
Outcome
Improved info to
students will likely
yield better more
timely decisions;
students are in
programs that better
fit their strengths
Person(s)
Responsible
Department
chair,
department
advisor
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Health and Human Performance
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Physical Education has a “case by case” tutoring program. Professors regularly invite students to
meet for further assistance if a student is struggling in class or just with a new concept. During
methods/practicum courses students are advised, as needed, to schedule meetings to help with
their planning and teaching requirements.
Exercise Science Focus Group meets Thursdays from 9-10 pm in the Smith Hall dorm on campus.
Anyone in EXSC can go to the Smith Hall Lobby and study for their classes with fellow classmates,
study for the Major field test, a certification exam, or work on internship projects.
Kinesmetrics: Measurement and Statistics Analysis is available in the Kinesmetrics Laboratory. The
lab offers consulting/tutoring services for many research-related topics, such as research design
options; formulation of hypotheses; measurement issues; data collection, organization, and
screening; statistical analysis and computing; interpretation of findings; and report writing and
grant proposals. Consulting/tutoring hours vary by semester and can be found at
http://mtsu.edu/kinesmetrics/Consultation_Sign_Up.php
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Human Sciences
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
By what
date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Communicate the
diversity of programs
within Human
Sciences.
1) Update and maintain
department website that tells
the Human Sciences “story.”
2) Provide “Overview” and links
to online catalogue
curriculum guides for each
program area.
1) Provide individual and group
advising opportunities with
highly organized program
charts or checklists provided
to students.
2) Provide courses each
semester that are aligned
with program charts or
checklists.
1) Engage students.
2) Assist students with
academic planning.
June 30
Maintain or increase
number and diversity of
student events/
accomplishments
submitted and placed
on department web site.
Department
Chair, Program
Coordinators,
Faculty and
Staff
1) Program chart or
checklist students can
use for academic
planning.
2) A student can
matriculate per the
program chart or
checklist.
June 30
Maintain or increase the
number of students who
complete coursework
per program chart or
checklist.
Department
Chair,
Academic
Faculty
Advisors,
Program
Coordinators
Continue to plan and implement
student events and activities:
• MTSU Student Chapter ASID
• Student Dietetic Association
• MTSU AAFCS Student Chapter
• F.A.D.S.
• Universities Fighting World
Hunger MTSU Student
Chapter
Engage students.
June 30
Maintain or increase
student participation.
Department
Chair, Student
Organization
Faculty
Advisors
Clarify and
communicate timely
curricular progression
toward completion of
the degree major.
Build student
community and
professional
development
opportunities through
student organizations
and community
service.
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
School of Nursing
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
By what date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Create consistent
1) For each program
record keeping to
determine time frame for
determine true
program completion
retention rate for each 2) Set up tracking system for
program
plotting each student’s
a. BSN
progress
b. RN/BSN
c. MSN
d. HCI (MSPS)
Explore programmatic 1) For example - An
changes that might
introductory course PRIOR
contribute to retention
to admission to the nursing
program
A clearer method to
identify actual retention
data and demonstrate
changes in rate
June 30, 2013
Students will be
identified who are not
progressing in their
respective program
For BSN,
Admission and
Progression
Committee
Students would better
understand the profession
and what is expected of
nurses before devoting
several semesters
Annual
Evaluation
Success would come
from creating classes of
students who truly want
to be in nursing
Curriculum
Committee
Expand opportunities
for nursing students to
maintain honors
designation
Qualified nursing students
would not lose opportunity
for this status by entering
SON
Annual
Evaluation
The SON would
graduate more students
with the honors
designation – just like
other disciplines
Director and
Faculty
1) Work closely with the
honors college to assist
appropriate students to
graduate with this
distinction
For RN/BSN,
MSN, & HCI,
Online Advisor
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
School of Nursing
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
By what date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Seek additional ways
to offer financial
assistance to all
students
Use existing resources and find
additional options for financing
scholarships
Students, particularly on
the RN/BSN and graduate
programs would not find it
necessary to drop out due
to financial constraints
Annual
Evaluation
Graduation would
become an easier goal if
students didn’t have to
keep full time jobs.
Director and
Development
Officer for
College
Create a Peer Tutoring
program
Partner with Student Nurse
Association to offer one
Teaching others is a way to
learn; students can share
tips for learning
Annual
Evaluation
There would be mutual
benefit for upper and
lower classmen/ women
SNA Advisors
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Psychology
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
By what date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Improve advising and
career planning
Establish candidacy
requirements for students
to be admitted to the major
Students who become
psychology majors will be
successful in their
coursework and less likely
to change their major.
(may be effective
as early as Fall
2013)
Annual progress
report
Department
Chair &
Undergraduate
Coordinator
Establish a pre-major
advising center for students
who want to be psychology
majors; assign and train
additional faculty to be
transfer student advisors
Students not doing well in
their coursework will be
directed to a different
major in which they can be
successful. Students
accepted to the major will
be successful in the
coursework.
Students who might
otherwise not see their
advisor will. Students will
be more likely to take their
coursework per the
Academic Map and submit
their forms on time.
(may be effective
as early as Fall
2013 )
Annual progress
report
An increase in the
number of students
retained in the major
after the freshman year
and an increase in the
number of students
who pass their core
major coursework.
Students will be more
likely to graduate in a
timely manner and less
likely to change their
major at a later point.
(may be effective
as early as Fall
2013)
Annual progress
report
Students will progress
through the major per
the Academic Map,
thereby graduating in a
timely manner.
Department
Chair &
Undergraduate
Coordinator
Require advising for all
psychology majors every 30
credit hours
Department
Chair &
Undergraduate
Coordinator
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Psychology
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
By what
date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Improve advising
and career
planning
Provide readily accessible
advising materials for faculty
and students in the form of an
undergraduate handbook,
student FAQ handout, academic
maps, student-friendly website,
and departmental bulletin
board.
Revise the Seminar on Careers
in Psychology course and
require that all pre-major
students take it before declaring
a psychology major.
Students and faculty will
have access to materials
that will facilitate better
course planning and timely
progression through the
major.
Annual
progress
report
Students will progress
through the major per
the Academic Map,
thereby graduating in a
timely manner. Faculty
will be more knowledge
about advising students.
Undergraduate
Coordinator
Students will have more
knowledge about career
options in the field of
psychology prior to
declaring a major.
(the revised
course may
be effective
as early as
Fall 2013)
Annual
progress
report
Students will choose
electives and minors in
accordance with their
career plans and have
more timely knowledge
about the process of
applying to graduate
school in psychology.
Provide current and
comprehensive advising
materials for faculty in the form
of new faculty advisor training
and advising materials and
workshops.
Faculty will be more
knowledge about student
advising and will provide
more accurate and
comprehensive advising to
students.
Annual
progress
report
Students will receive
better advising.
Faculty teaching the
Seminar on Careers
in Psychology
course;
Undergraduate
Coordinator,
Undergraduate
Curriculum
Committee
Undergraduate
Coordinator
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Psychology
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
By what date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Improve academic
support for required
courses in the major
Expand the tutoring
program for the General
Psychology course
More students taking the
General Psychology course
will have access to tutoring
resources.
(may be effective
as early as Spring
2013)
Annual progress
report
Students who might
otherwise fail will be
more likely to pass
General Psychology,
thereby improving
retention.
Department Chair,
Undergraduate
Coordinator, &
General
Psychology
Coordinator
Establish and maintain a
peer tutor/faculty tutoring
program for all students in
required core major classes.
Students taking core
classes will have access to
tutoring resources.
(may be effective
as early as Fall
2013)
Annual progress
report
Department Chair,
Undergraduate
Coordinator, & Psi
Chi/Psychology
Club Faculty
Advisor
Use the Academic Alert
system in all core required
major courses
Students who are earning
less than a C- will be
reported for academic
counseling and referred
for tutoring.
(pilot test may be
effective as early
as Fall 2013)
Annual progress
report
Students who might
otherwise not pass a
class or withdraw from
a course will be more
likely to pass the first
time, thereby
improving retention
and graduation rates.
Students who might
otherwise not pass a
class or withdraw from
a course will be more
likely to pass the first
time, thereby
improving retention
and graduation rates.
Department Chair
& Undergraduate
Coordinator
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Psychology
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
By what date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Improve student
engagement
Focus on building student
community via the Psi Chi
and Psychology Club
More opportunities for
students to be engaged in
the department,
university, and community
(Effective Spring
2013)
Annual progress
report
Students who are
engaged will be less
likely to change their
major and more likely
to be retained and to
graduate in a timely
manner
Formally involve students in
departmental committees as
student representatives
More opportunities for
students to be involved in
department decisions
affecting curriculum
(effective Fall
2013 with the
formation of
new committee
members)
Annual progress
report
Students will feel more
involved and engaged in
the department.
Department
Chair,
Undergraduate
Coordinator, &
Psi
Chi/Psychology
Club Faculty
Advisor
Department
Chair,
Undergraduate
Coordinator,
Committee
Chairs
Formally involve students in
faculty research and applied
experiences.
More opportunities for
students to be engaged in
the department.
Annual progress
report
Students will be more
engaged and will be
better prepared for
graduate school
admissions or for a
career.
Department
Chair; faculty
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Psychology
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
By what date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Improve student
engagement
Provide opportunities for
students to learn about faculty
interests and research through
an annual Brown Bag series
More opportunities for
students to be engaged in
the department
Annual progress
report.
Students will be more
engaged and will have
the opportunity to learn
about and become
involved in faculty
research.
Department
Chair; Brown
Bag committee
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Social Work
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
By what date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Clarify and
communicate timely
curricular progression
toward completion of
the degree major
Post a curricular map for the
degree program by year of
study in the undergraduate
catalog ; review and update
map annually
An easily accessible
academic guide that
students can use to
facilitate their academic
planning for enrollment
decision-making and for
mapping progress toward
degree completion
A student can matriculate
per the curricular map
Annual
An increase in the
number of students who
complete coursework
per the curricular map
Department
Chair
Annual Report
Date
Alignment of course
offerings permits timely
progression toward
major degree
completion
Department
Chair
Review course offerings each
semester to ensure that course
offerings are aligned with the
curricular map
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Department of Social Work
Retention Plan for Academic Majors
Retention Goal
Strategy
Expected Outcome
By what date
Student Success
Outcome
Person(s)
Responsible
Improve academic
advising
Conduct a faculty advisor
workshop within the
department each fall semester
to exchange ideas and best
practices
Improved academic
advising for the academic
major
Annual Report
Date
An increase in the
number of students who
access and/or receive
intrusive academic
advising
Faculty
Advisors
Conduct small group advising
sessions for majors and premajors prior to early
registration each fall and spring
semester
Improve academic advising
for the major
Annual Report
An increase in the
number of students who
access and/or receive
academic advising
Faculty
Advisors
Develop informational
workshops on How to
Successfully Complete the
application to the major.
Increase student ability to
successfully apply to the
major
Annual Report
An increase in the
number of students who
submit application
packets that are
complete and accurate
Faculty
Advisors
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Advising Reports
Number of appointments scheduled by Appointment Plus
Advisor
Spring 2012
Summer 2012
Fall 2012
Total
Brelinda
Johnson
526
363
719
1608
Helen Gleason
485
195
537
1217
Kelsey Szpara
N/A
N/A
296*
296
1,011
558
1,552
3,121
Totals
*Kelsey Szpara began advising students on August 27, 2012
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Advising Reports
Number of students by event
Event
Number of Students
Transfer Advising Days
158
CUSTOMS
715
March Advising Madness
245
Fall Advising Festival
220
Totals
1,338
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Advising Reports
Assessment of CBHS Advisor Goals
•
Scheduling Appointments: Encouraged all advisors to see at least 10 appointments
per day during high volume times (October – January and March – May)
•
Reevaluating advising forms – Advisors agreed to continue to use or start to
incorporate CBHS registration checklist. Nursing advising sheet needs to be
revamped to meet the needs of the students. It was suggested that pre-nursing
students receive general education information only with requirements for the
program listed on the back.
College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Student Success and Retention Report
Advising Reports
Modest One-Time Retention Funding Requests
$3,000
$500 for each of the six departments for student group
“Meet and Greets” for AY 2013-2014
$2,000
Psychology Peer Tutor Program for AY 2013-2014 and AY
2014-2015
$3,500
Human Sciences – EHS 110A (adjacent to EHS 112)
needs to be renovated for their Student Study
Room/Lunch Area where students can study, eat lunch
and informally interact with faculty. It is also going to be
a meeting room for their student organizations.

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