Oklahoma Association of Institutional Research October 14, 2011 A Different Approach to Retention – The Student Learning Progress Model Cindy Boling Dr.

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Oklahoma Association of Institutional Research
October 14, 2011
A Different Approach to
Retention – The Student
Learning Progress Model
Cindy Boling
Dr. Cynthia Murray
Director, Institutional
Research
Professor, Mathematics and
Statistics
University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)
• Located in Edmond, OK
– OKC MSA 1.2 million people
• 195,015 credit hours
• 17,239 students
– 89% UG / 11% GR
– 67% Full Time
– 61% Caucasian, 23% Minority, 7% International, 5%
Multi-racial, 4% Not Declared
– 68% OKC MSA, 22% Other OK, 3% Out of State, 7%
International
University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)
• Five Colleges and “Unassociated” Programs
– (Forensic Science Institute, FYE, Leadership Minor)
Certificates
Associates
Bachelors
Masters
Total
Degrees
Offered
1
1
10
6
18
Programs
Offered
1
3
61
33
98
Majors
Offered
1
3
118
58
180
The Situation
• Student Right to Know (SRTK):
– First time, full time, degree seeking student
• Problem:
– Small percentage of student body
• 10% of UCO’s student body
• 3-4% if non degree earners are backed out
• 6 SRTK cohorts is still less than 50% of UCO’s student body
The Cohorts
• SRTK – first time, full time, baccalaureate degree seeking
students – 1700 students, tracking for ten years
• Transfers – first time at UCO, full time, degree seeking
students – 1100 students, tracking for ten years
• Graduate – first time, full time, graduate degree seeking
students – 170 students, tracking for five years – full time
is 9 GR hours or 12 mixed hours
• Associate – first time, full time, associate degree seeking
students – 100 students, tracking for five years
• All students are full time in the fall term with a fall or
preceding summer start
The Other Groups
• Success Central – freshman orientation class, not
required but strongly encouraged (Enrl Mgmt)
• New Broncho Orientation – one day orientation (Std
Aff)
• Biomedical Learning Community – students selected
based on their declared major (Biology/Acad Aff)
• COMPASS Learning Community – students
determined to be “at-risk” based on admission
standards (Housing/Admin)
• Greek Life – (Std Aff)
• Athletics (Athletics/Pres Ofc)
Other Factors
• OSRHE tracks two rates for all OK institutions
– Traditional: start at UCO, earn degree from UCO
– In State: start at UCO, earn degree anywhere in the state
• Interest in program level rates
• Next to no student progress review
• Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Other Factors, con’t
• UCO’s mission and vision addresses EVERY student
– Academic: Helping students learn so that they may
become productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and
leaders.
– University: The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)
exists to help students learn by providing transformative
education experiences to students so that they may
become productive, creative, ethnical and engaged citizens
and leaders serving our global community. UCO
contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and
social advancement of the communities and individuals it
serves.
The Opportunity
• September 2010 – flyer from the American Association of
State Colleges and Universities
• Student Learning Progress Model (SLPM) from the
University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)
• Key components
– 10 year cycle (UCO was already doing)
– All incoming students, including part time, transfers, graduates,
non degree seeking (UCO was already doing some of these)
– Multiple sub cohorts (UCO was already doing some, but needed
to be doing more)
– Student Learning Rate (addresses the “higher calling”)
– Organized approach (UCO needed this)
The Opportunity, con’t
• September – November – discussions with Information
Technology, then with Mathematics and Statistics faculty
• December – made application, received acceptance
• January – overview meeting in Houston
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Provost – Dr. William Radke
Associate VP Academic Effectiveness – Dr. Charles Hughes
Director of Institutional Research – Ms. Cindy Boling (beta director)
Professor, Mathematics and Statistics – Dr. Cynthia Murray (beta
technical lead)
The Process
• January – Overview Meeting
• March – Advisory Council
– Representatives from each college, President’s Office,
and Enrollment Management
• May – Data Collection
– Awards, Course/Grade Records, Enrollment, Student
Characteristics (a lot more than required), TransferOut Students (National Student Clearinghouse)
• June – August – work on SAS coding, tables and
graphics
The Process, con’t
• September –
– Fine tuning the summer work
– Completed the topic paper
– Meeting with Advisory Council
• October – Presentations
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President’s Cabinet
Oklahoma Association of Institutional Research
National Symposium on Student Retention
Provost’s Cabinet
• November – Presentations
– Chair’s Meeting
Results
Reaction
• Director of Institutional Research –
– Consistency in patterns
– Not much difference between SRTK and SLPM rates
– Lots of data to clean up
• Advisory Group
– “This is exactly what I need but for my program”
• President’s Cabinet
– We need to figure out how to make this part of the
planning process
Next Steps
•
Presentations to more campus groups
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Produce other cohorts/sub cohorts
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Enrollment Management
Student Affairs
HLC Self Study Team
Faculty Senate
Graduates
SRTK
By academic programs
Currently tracked groups
Financial aid (need to pull data)
Cohort file
Transformative Learning Central Six
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Global and cultural competencies
Leadership
Health and wellness
Service learning and civic engagement
Discipline knowledge
Research, creative, and scholarly activities
Next Steps, con’t
• Presentations to more external groups
– American Association of State Colleges and
Universities
– Higher Learning Commission
– Association of Institutional Research
– Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education
• Working with peers
– Sam Houston State University
– Other beta test sites
– Other nine UCO metropolitan peer group institutions
Final Caveat
SLPM does not replace SRTK
A Different Approach to Retention – The Student
Learning Progress Model
Questions?
Cindy Boling
Dr. Cynthia Murray
[email protected]
[email protected]
The National Symposium on Student Retention
Sponsored by the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange at the
University of Oklahoma – November 1, 2011
A Different Approach to
Retention – The Student
Learning Progress Model
Cindy Boling
Dr. Cynthia Murray
Director, Institutional
Research
Professor, Mathematics and
Statistics

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