Dr. Myron Pope as presented at the 2014

Report
UCO Commitment to TRIO Programs
Students and Institutionalization
Myron L. Pope, Ed. D.
SWASAP Annual Meeting
Dallas, TX
November 11, 2014
Our Roadmap Today
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My background and current role
A little about UCO
UCO commitments
UCO commitment to institutionalization
What you should consider doing
My Background
• Math/Science Program at Stillman College
• First FT job was as Talent Search Counselor at
Alabama Southern Community College
• Served as a McNair Mentor at OU and UCO
• VPEM in 2005
• Fortunate to serve as the VPSA supervising
TRIO program
Changes…
• TRIO programs were under Academic Affairs
• With the permission of USDOE, Barry Lofton
became Executive Director of Undergraduate
Admissions and TRIO Programs
• Victoria Arnold became Director of SSS and
Project Persist
• Commitment to undergraduate research
• Commitment to diversity, student access,
affordability, and success
A True Metropolitan University: Access,
Affordability, Commitment to Success
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
% Diff
Caucasian
African-American
American Indian
Asian
Hispanic
International*
Pacific Islander
Two/More Races
Not Declared
9,910
1,487
803
514
734
880
38
165
1,561
10,530
1,623
786
481
669
1,031
35
488
1,458
10,552
1,650
696
491
1,046
1,231
26
840
707
10,372
1,611
666
522
1,124
1,321
27
988
580
10,235
1,545
677
517
1,213
1,421
29
1,136
444
3.3
3.9%
-15.7%
0.6%
65.3%
61.5%
-23.7%
588.5%
-71.6%
Total
16,092
17,101
17,239
17,211
17,217
7.0%
Student Profile
• 54% of freshmen expect to work 30 hours or
more
• Almost 50% each year are transfer students
• 94% of our freshmen are committed to
completing their degree
• …but there are challenges….
Class of 2018
1055 new freshmen surveyed
• What percentage have neither parent with an
associate’s degree or higher
 36.7%
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What percentage of those have neither
parent who have ever attended college at all
 42.6%
Class of 2018
1055 new freshmen surveyed
• What percentage have neither parent with a
Bachelor’s degree
 46.8%
Class of 2018
1055 new freshmen surveyed
What percentage have both parents with graduate
or professional degree
 5.4%
UCO commitments to TRIO
 Any and all TRIO students receive free application fee
waivers (applies to undergraduate students)
 Each TRIO grant is assigned a grant accountant to
help keep budgets on track
 Under the Division of SA, TRIO grants will now
receive their portion of IDC
 UCO commits to providing staff with prominent
office locations (University Library)
UCO commitments to Upward Bound and
Upward Bound Math and Science
 Discounted rates on housing and dining
 Waived tuition for summer bridge students
 Scholarship opportunities (Robert E. Burke
Scholarship was created specifically for UB or UBMS
students that attend UCO)
UCO commitment to McNair: Focus on
Undergraduate Research
 After grant was not refunded (2012), UCO continued to provide support for
McNair Scholars and support staff
 UCO funded McNair Scholars to attend and present research at the National
Conference for Undergraduate Research, regional research symposiums, and
TRIO Day
 UCO provided tuition waivers for undergraduates and continues to provide
tuition waivers for graduate students
 Hosted an international research exchange program with sister university in
India. All costs were paid by UCO. No cost to scholars or program. 4 Scholars in
total were able to participate.
*UCO also hosts an TRIO SSS Day for community colleges (No cost to the participant or TRIO
programs)
TRIO Day at Central for UB/TS juniors and
seniors
• Understood the limitations of many UB and TS
budgets
• Past administrations had not advocated for
programming for TRIO programs (tours, etc.)
• No cost to the participants or TRIO programs
• Further connect our TRIO programs with their
peers
• Transfer office connection with two year SSS
programs for “SSS DAY at UCO”
• Create the pipeline to college (THE GOAL)
SSS Traditional, Est. 2001:
TRIO Funded to Serve: 160
SSS-STEM, Est. 2010:
TRIO Funded to Serve: 120
Project Persist - Freshmen Retention Initiative, Est. 2014:
Institutionally Funded to Serve: 500
TRIO Student Support Services
• Highlights
• Peer Comparisons
Peer Institution Comparison
Retention Graduation
2012-2013 2012-2013
83%
71%
96%
N/A
68%
36%
Traditional
STEM
UCO
Boise State University
69%
32%
California State University
87%
51%
Kennesaw State University
77%
41%
Missouri State University
73%
54%
Sam Houston State University
72%
49%
San Jose State University
85%
48%
Texas State University – San Marcos
79%
55%
Towson University
85%
68%
Wichita State University
70%
42%
Youngstown State University
68%
36%
*N/A = Graduation is reviewed at the conclusion of the sixth year of the grant.
• Future Focus
• Beyond the Bachelor’s Grad Prep curriculum
• 19.2% of UCO SSS students attend graduate school
compared to 9.3% of their peers
Probation and 1 Yr. Retention Rates (%)
FTFT Probation
After
1st Semester by
Academic Year & 0203 0304 0405 0506 0607 0708 0809 0910 1011 1112 1213
Cohort Size
N=1630 N=1796 N=1876 N=1856 N=1909 N=1817 N=1655 N=1598 N=1680 N=1964 N=2168 Total
Yes
24.0
26.6
26.1
29.8
30.9
27.1
23.9
23.3
25.1
26.8
28.5 26.7
No
76.0
73.4
73.9
70.2
69.1
72.9
76.1
76.7
74.9
73.2
71.5 73.3
• 26.7% of SRTK on probation after 1st semester.
 2011-2012 example: 525 of 1,964 FTF
• Only 25.6% of students placed on probation returned for 2nd year.
 2011-2012 example: 128 of the 525 returned
• Compared to 64.1% of SRTK that return for 2nd year.
Graduation Rates
SRTK
Cohort
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
Graduated
w/in 6 yrs
36.0%
36.2%
35.7%
35.7%
32.5%
Probation
Graduated
Cohort
w/in 6 yrs
2002-03
7.4%
2003-04
7.3%
2004-05
6.7%
2005-06
7.0%
2006-07
6.9%
• 6 yr graduation rate average for SRTK Cohort is 35.2%
• 6 yr graduation rate average for Probation Cohort is 7.1%
Project Persist
• Highlights
• 500 first-time, full-time freshmen with HS GPA < 3.16
• Current fall-to-fall retention for a comparable cohort is
48%, high impact practices project an increase to 65% fallto-fall retention
• Institutional Support
• Four Retention Coaches each serving 120 students
• Four funded and dedicated lecturer positions
• Future Focus
• Refine selection and continue to scale
• Impact 5 year graduation rates
So….What Now For You???
So….What Now For You???
• Lead from where you are
So….What Now For You???
• Lead from where you are
• Tell your story: Everyone loves an underdog
story.
So….What Now For You???
• Lead from where you are
• Tell your story: Everyone loves an underdog
story.
• Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate
So….What Now For You???
• Lead from where you are
• Tell your story: Everyone loves an underdog
story.
• Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate
• Engage TRIO alumni
So….What Now For You???
• Lead from where you are
• Tell your story: Everyone loves an underdog
story.
• Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate
• Engage TRIO alumni
• Seek out alternative funding
So….What Now For You???
• Lead from where you are
• Tell your story: Everyone loves an underdog
story.
• Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate
• Engage TRIO alumni
• Seek out alternative funding
• Tie your outcomes to institutional
values/characteristics
So….What Now For You???
• Lead from where you are
• Tell your story: Everyone loves an underdog
story.
• Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate
• Engage TRIO alumni
• Seek out alternative funding
• Tie your outcomes to institutional
values/characteristics
• Did I mention that you need to tell your story,
especially to new administrators!
Give a man a fish and you feed him
for a day. Teach a man to fish and
you feed him for a lifetime.
-Chinese Proverb

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