Understanding Students’ Path to Graduation

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Cork Institute of Technology

Rossa Avenue

Bishopstown

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Understanding Students’ Path to Graduation and Using the First-Year as a Catalyst to Develop Action Plans to Address Persistence

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Dr Catherine Andersen, Vice Provost, University of Baltimore

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In this session participants will develop two action plans specific to their institution in support of student persistence. The session will begin with a research model (Astin’s I-E-O Model) as the basis for the developing a Path to Graduation. Participants will learn about retention theory and how to translate this into practice. They will understand the importance of using student and institutional data to make targeted interventions for students.

The presentation will follow this format:

  • Part 1: The workshop will begin with a presentation of the concept “understanding the path to the second year.” Example student paths (and where students get off the path) will be shared using student input data and institutional data and discuss how this might be used in intervention plans. (Example, academic barriers, non-cognitive barriers such as emotional intelligence, wellbeing, motivation, personal and financial).
  • Part 2: Next, participants will work in groups and discuss specific student experiences in and out of the classroom at their institutions that support student success.
  • Part 3: The participants will complete a SWOT analysis – developed by the presenter- to assess whether or not these best practices exist on their campus. Participants will then rank if they are important to the particular needs of students on their campus.
  • Part 4: Participants will be broken up into smaller groups -, based on institution size and needs of their students as identified in part 3 and develop next steps and mini action plans for their return to campus
  • Part 5: Small groups will report out to the larger groups on one or two action plans as well as opportunities and barriers to implementation.
  • Part 6: Questions and answers.

Presenter Biography

Catherine Andersen is Vice Provost at the University of Baltimore and oversees a variety of initiatives, including accreditation, institutional research and student success. Prior to this, she was Chief Enrollment and Marketing Officer, Associate Provost, Dean, Director First-Year Experience at Gallaudet University and named Distinguished Faculty and Professor Emeritus. In addition, Catherine was selected as one of the First Year Advocates by The National Resource Center on the First Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Presently, she is a Teagle Scholar, assisting college and universities in assessment of liberal education and a fellow and advisor at The Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. She presents regularly at national and international conferences and was an editor and primary author on a number of monographs, books and articles related to teaching, learning and student success.

Catherine received her BA from Ohio University, MS from Hofstra University and PhD from Indiana University.

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