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CLA-PATHWAY PROJECT Connecting Data To Program Development

Presented by: Linda Dillon

Director of Academic Assessment

CLICK TO EDIT2, MASTER November 2012 SUBTITLE STYLE


STONEHILL COLLEGE About Stonehill • College of Arts, Sciences and Pre-Professional Studies • Founded by the Congregation of the Holy Cross (C.S.C.) in 1948 • Located in Easton, MA (22 miles south of Boston)

Class 2016 Enrollment Statistics • 815 First-Year Students • Average Re-Calculated HS GPA 3.29/4.00 • Average SAT: Read 590 | Math 600 |Writing 600 • Average ACT Composite Score 26 • Test Optional Policy in effect since the Fall 2008/Class 2012

• 2,500 Full-Time Undergraduates • 91% Resident Students • $162 Million Endowment

• 31 Major Academic Programs • 20 NCAA Division II Varsity Sports


OUR HISTORY WITH THE CLA • 6 Years • CLA Results Helped to Establish Our New General Education Writing Program • Stonehill Received AACSB Accreditation in Spring 2012 – Oversampled Business Program Students in the CLA Administration Spring 2009 • Participated in the CLA Pathways Project in 2010-2011

• Oversampled First-Year Students in Fall 2011 to Assess the Effect of ACE Program on “At-Risk” Class 2015 Participants • Plan was to Conduct a CLA Longitudinal Study in Fall 2012 & Spring 2016 for the Class 2016 ACE Participants and for the New Freshman Writing Seminars


ACE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • • • • • • • • •

3-Week Residential Program FREE to Students Assist First-Year “At-Risk” Students to Transition to Stonehill Enhanced Academic Classroom Component With Faculty as Instructors Earn Three Credits for Successful Completion of the ACE General Education Course & One Credit for Writing Practicum Reduced Course Load in Entering Fall Semester Participate in a Writing Workshop to Improve Essential College Writing Skills Participate in a Learning Skills Workshop Advising and Monitoring Throughout the Four Year Experience


ACE STUDENTS WILL…. • Explore Learning Style Preferences to Determine “How Best to Study” • Learn Practical Ways to Improve Reading and Note-Taking Skills • Become Familiar With Techniques to Prepare For and Take Exams

• Learn How to Manage Structured and Unstructured Time to Increase Productivity • Build Relationships with Faculty, Peer Mentors, Reference Librarians, Make Friends with Students, and Explore Campus Prior to the Start of Fall Classes • Earn a Cash Stipend in 2 Installments: 1.

Upon Successful Completion/Continued Enrollment Through the Fall Add/Drop Deadline

2.

Upon Completion of the Fall Semester in Good Academic Standing


CLA PATHWAY PROJECT – CLASS 2015 ACE PROGRAM ACE Participants (37) = purple, ACE Invitees/Non-Participants (43) = green, General Students (79) = aqua


CLA PATHWAY PROJECT – CLASS 2015 ACE PARTICIPANTS


Class 2015 Probation & Withdrawal Status

Class 2015 Freshman to Sophomore Year Attrition Rate = 14.43% (82 students) ● 6 students early in Fall 2011 (no grades) ● 23 students did not return in Spring 2012 ● 53 students did not return in Fall 2012


ACE English 130 Fairy Tales, Folklore & Fantasy – Professor WRI 041 Writing Practicum – Professor ACE Mentor - Student ID H264 H445 H737 6431 H917 H846 H095

Name Student 1 Student 2 Student 3 Student 4 Student 5 Student 6 Student 7 Student 8 Student 9 Student 10 Student 11 Student 12 Student 13 Student 14 Student 15

H382 H626 8386 H576 H201 H770 H079 H314

ENG 130 Grade BBA D ABB+ A A B+ B AC+ B B-

WRI 041 Grade

Program BSBA BSBA BA BSBA BA BA BS BS BA BSBA BA BA BSBA BA BA

B AB+ C+ B+ B+ B A AB B B C+ AB

Major ACC ACC VPN MNG EDU UND BIO BCH UND MKT UND UND UND UND VPA

ENG 130 (N=15)

H.S. Rank (N=6)

Recalc H.S. GPA (N=14)

SAT Read (N=5)

SAT Math (N=5)

SAT Write (N=5)

Mean

33.90%

2.84

430

460

400

ALANA 9

1st Gen. 11

ALANA & 1st Gen. 8

Internat'l 1

Internat'l & 1st Gen. 1

Male 9

Female 6


ACE PROGRAM 2011 PRE & POST MEAN SCORE DIFFERENCES IN SURVEY RESPONSES


ACE PROGRAM 2012 PRE & POST MEAN DIFFERENCES IN SURVEY RESPONSES 1.38

1.5 M E A N S C O R E S

1.19

.87

1

.60 0.5

0

1.15

.54 .33

.38

.61 .44

.48 .37


PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IS A PROCESS • ACE Class 2016 – Established better alignment between the General Education Course, the Writing Practicum, and Information Literacy

• Focus the ACE Class 2017 Writing Program on both basic writing skills and faculty expectations for college level writing • Review the ACE student contract – Discuss including in the ACE contract a requirement to attend a few first semester activities such as the new information literacy events sponsored by the reference librarians – citing bibliographies, commanding library databases, etc. • Provide a safety net – Offer to the Class 2017 students the opportunity to transfer into a Basic Writing Seminar four weeks into the start of the Fall semester. Based on the strength of their writing assignments, students will be provided the opportunity to transfer out of a Centric Level to a Basic Level Writing Seminar. A way to provide assistance to a few students misplaced in the First-Year Centric Writing Seminars. • Rename the levels of the first-year writing seminars • Conduct a longitudinal study for both the new writing seminars and the ACE program using the CLA Plus


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