Goal A - Student Success

Objective A3 - Engage students in timely interventions whereby they are encouraged to exercise greater responsibility for their educational success

Strategy: A3-C

Provide Counselors tools to impose mandates or requirements to assist students in returning to good academic standing.

Project Leader:   Dean of Counseling and Educational Support Services

Counselors have developed required workshops for students that are on academic and progress probation and disqualification. They must attend a workshop before they may register for classes. This provides the information students need to begin to improve their academic standing.     As part of the Student Success Act counselors have designed and begun to implement the following services: a mandatory CG 51 class (.5 unit) for all incoming first year students that have been a part of Running Start (early college registration-- May 22, 2013.) This is a pilot with tracking of those that have yet to register for the course. The board approved (April 2013) the use of one time TUs for added enrollment, providing 21 TUs in 2013-14 to counseling for these efforts. Additionally, the counseling faculty have designed two new workshops: a required session for students that are on probation and disqualification.

The curriculum includes the new requirements from the State on the students' role in and responsibilities for in their own success plus the consequences if they do not improve their academic progress and success (loss of priority registration, unit caps, loss of financial aid, etc.). This will be piloted summer 2013, with Financial Aid students that have received  certain types of letters. The EdPlan workshop is also being  piloted summer 2013, for new students to attend a workshop  provided by Student Services Assistants (SSAs) from the Transfer Center on the basics of educational planning. After understanding the new regulations and expectations they then can see a counselor. This initiative is to better utilize the time and expertise of the counselors for the more detailed components of educational planning vs the current inquiries that could better be addressed elsewhere.

Indicators:   Monitor the academic standing, and the progress students attending workshops.