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$R&EDERICO--ATHEU 5NIVERSIDAD -ETROPOLITANA IS ONE OF THE THREE INSTITUTIONS THAT COMPRISE THE !NA ' -รNDEZ 5NIVERSITY 3YSTEM !'-53 IN 0UERTO 2ICO !S A (ISPANIC 3ERVING )NSTITUTION 5-%4 IS COMMITTEDTOPROVIDINGACCESSTOHIGHEREDUCATIONLEADINGTOINTELLECTUALGROWTHANDDEVELOP MENTANDTOSOCIALANDECONOMICMOBILITYFOR(ISPANICSANDOTHERMINORITIES&ORAFASTGROWING URBAN(ISPANIC3ERVING)NSTITUTIONAS5-%4 ITISIMPERATIVETOTAKEACLOSELOOKATTHECURRENT ACADEMIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO SERVE &IRST 9EAR STUDENTS AND TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONSNEEDEDTOENHANCERETENTIONANDGRADUATIONRATES/URGOALAT5-%4ISTOPLACEOUR PRIORITIESFORSTRATEGICACTIONSINRETENTIONAFTERRECRUITMENTOFSTUDENTS 4HEACADEMICPROFILEOFTHESTUDENTSAT5-%4DEMANDSNOTONLYEFFECTIVE BUTEFFICIENTSERVICESATTHEENTERINGFRESH MENDIVISION%NTERINGSTUDENTSNEEDACOHERENTSETOFFRESHMENYEAREXPERIENCESTOENHANCETHEIRACADEMICPREPAREDNESS FORCOLLEGE PROVIDEASMOOTHTRANSITIONTOTHESOPHOMOREYEAR ANDIMPROVERETENTIONRATESFROMFIRSTTOSECONDYEARANDIN UPPERDIVISIONCOURSES !CHIEVINGTHEMISSIONOF5-%4ISANON GOINGPROCESSANDPROVIDESAFRAMEWORKFORTHEDEVELOPMENTOFPROJECT GOALSANDOBJECTIVESSUCHASTHEONESPRESENTEDHEREIN

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-S!WILDA0รREZ0รREZ 4HE PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THIS PUBLICATION ARE TO PROVIDE THE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY AT 5-%4WITHTHELATESTRESULTSOFSTRATEGIES PROGRAMSANDSERVICESTHATFOSTERSTUDENTSEDUCATIONAL PROGRESSANDADJUSTMENTDURINGTHEPIVOTALFIRSTYEAROFCOLLEGETHROUGHGRADUATION !WAREOFTHECOMMITMENTANDRESPONSIBILITIESTHATAREIMPLIEDINTHE-ISSION3TATEMENTOF 5-%4 THE !SSOCIATE 6ICE #HANCELLOR FOR 2ETENTION  3TUDENT $EVELOPMENT IN COORDINATION WITH $EANSOF3CHOOLSAND3TUDENT!FFAIRSHASGEAREDEXTENSIVEEFFORTSTOENHANCEANDIMPROVESTUDENTS RETENTIONANDGRADUATIONRATES )AMSURETHATYOUWILLFINDUSEFULANDREADILYAPPLICABLEINFORMATIONINTHESEPAGES4HISWILLSTARTAFRUITFULDIALOGUE AMONGALLOFUSWHOHAVEMADESTUDENTRETENTIONINCOLLEGEPARTOFOURPROFESSIONALSTANDPOINTANDGOAL

LBOARD Ms. Awilda Pรฉrez Pรฉrez, M.B.A. Associate Vice-Chancellor for Retention & Student Development Dr. Zaida Vega, Vice-Chancellor International & Corporate Affairs Prof. Adanid Prieto Associate Vice-Chancellor for licensig & Acreditation Ms. Leyda Soto Lรณpez Evaluator Consultant Prof. Hector Valencia Baldoni Inglish Profesor Kelvin Dรญaz Resto & David Aguayo Cordara Graphic Designers

C#ONTENT The Retention Program at UMET

1

Freshmen Student Profile

2

First - Year Retention (Freshmen)

4

Evaluation, Diagnosis and Placement Center

5

Office of Services for First Year Students

12

Faculty Mentor Program - 1 Year

17

Early Alert System (EAS)

18

Academic Advising Program

20

Tutoring Program

22

Teaching Assistant Program

23

Degree Conferred and Graduation Rate

24


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4HE2ETENTION

5-%4 5-%4

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Organizational Structure Chancellor Vice Chancellor Associate Vice Chancellor for Retention and Student Development

Evaluation, Diagnosis & Placement Center

Retention Services 0 credit To Graduation

Academic Advising Program Sophomore To Graduation

Faculty Members of each Academic School

First Year Experience Promgram 1st Year

Retention Coordinator

Evaluation Advisor

Retention Commision

Retention Program for the University Centers

Professional Counselors (2) Retention Coordinator

Mentoring Program 1st Year

Teaching Assistant Program 1st Year

Faculty Members of each Academic School

Student Peers by academic subject

Tutoring Program 1st Year To Graduation

Talented Students by Academic subject

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&RESHMEN 33TUDENT TTUDENT0ROFILE D T0 0ROFILE FIL !SA(ISPANIC3ERVING)NSTITUTION 5-%4ISALWAYSCOMPELLEDTORESTATEITSMISSIONTOSERVETHELESSPRIVILEGED SEGMENTS OF THE STUDENT POPULATION IN 0UERTO 2ICO WITH THE CHALLENGES THAT THIS INSTITUTIONAL COMMITMENT ENTAILS 4ABLES)THROUGH)))ILLUSTRATEAFAIRPROFILEOFOURSTUDENTPOPULATIONFORTHEFIRSTTERMOFACADEMICYEAR  !SSHOWNIN4ABLE) PERCENTOFOURSTUDENTPOPULATIONCOMESFROMPUBLICSCHOOLS/URSTUDENTSTARTSWITH AWEAKACADEMICBACKGROUND!SSHOWNIN4ABLE)) THEHIGHSCHOOLGRADEPOINTAVERAGEFORNEWSTUDENTSENROLLEDAT 5-%4INTHEFIRSTSEMESTER WAS!NOTHERINDICATORRELATEDWITHSTUDENTACADEMICBACKGROUNDISTHE #OLLEGE%NTRANCE%XAMINATION"OARD#%%" RESULTS4ABLE))) /NTHREEOFFIVETESTS AROUNDPERCENTOFSTUDENTSGOT RESULTSOFORLESS ANDGREATERPROPORTIONWEREOBSERVEDON!CHIEVEMENT3PANISH4EST AND!CHIEVEMENT %NGLISH4EST  /URSTUDENTPOPULATIONDOESNOTFITTHESTUDENTPROFILEOFTRADITIONALINSTITUTIONS4HEELITEOFHIGHSCHOOLGRADU ATES OF 0UERTO 2ICO ARE ADMITTED BY THE 3TATE 5NIVERSITY WHICH IS HIGHLY SELECTIVE THIS ALLOWS FOR HIGH RETENTION AND GRADUATIONRATES

4ABLEL 4YPEOF(IGH3CHOOL &RESHMENT3TUDENTS &IRST3EMESTER   Main Campus University Centers Day Outreach Aguadilla Bayamรณn Jayuya

High School

EETP

TOTAL

Public Private State Equivalence Test./Weekend High School United States Foreign Other

74.4 23.1

70.1 20.5

88.3 0.9

82.1 14.4

97.4 -

75.7 10.1

77.2 16.3

0.9 1.0 0.4 0.1

7.1 2.4 -

9.0 1.8 -

2.3 0.8 0.4 -

2.6 -

12.8 0.5 0.8 -

5.0 1.1 0.4 0.1

Total

672

127

111

257

38

375

1,580

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4ABLELL (IGH3CHOOLGRADEPOINTSAVERAGE &RESHMENT3TUDENTS &IRST3EMESTER   High school grade points average < 2.00 2.00 - 2.49 2.50 - 2.99 3.00 - 3.49 3.50 - 4.00

Main Campus Day Outreach

5.2 25.4 38.2 22.8 8.4

11.7 31.3 29.7 16.4 10.9

University Centers Aguadilla Bayamรณn Jayuya

11.6 41.1 23.2 20.5 3.6

5.5 33.6 28.1 23.8 9.0

5.3 26.3 23.7 23.7 21.1

EETP

37.8 33.5 16.2 9.3 3.2

TOTAL

13.9 30.3 29.3 19.1 7.4

Total

676

128

112

256

38

376

1,586

Average

2.75

2.64

2.56

2.70

2.88

2.24

2.60

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4ABLE))) #OLLEGE%NTRANCE%XAMINATION"OARD#%%" RESULTS &RESHMEN3TUDENTS &IRST3EMESTER   CEEB Results Aptitude - Verbal < 401 401 โ€“ 800 Total Aptitude Mathematics < 401 401 โ€“ 800 Total Achievement Spanish < 401 401 โ€“ 800 Total Achievement English < 401 401 โ€“ 800 Total Achievement Mathematics < 401 401 โ€“ 800 Total

Main Campus Day

Outreach

University Centers Aguadilla Bayamรณn Jayuya EETP TOTAL

39.6 60.4 535

47.5 52.5 61

46.3 53.7 67

44.3 55.7 183

45.5 57.8 54.5 42.2 22 90

43.3 56.7 958

40.6 59.4 534

41.0 59.0 61

41.8 58.2 67

45.4 54.6 183

31.8 60.0 68.2 40.0 22 90

43.3 56.7 957

47.0 53.0 521

54.2 45.8 59

48.3 51.7 60

44.9 55.1 178

61.9 68.5 38.1 31.5 21 89

49.6 50.4 928

54.4 45.6 520

62.7 37.3 59

55.0 45.0 60

61.5 38.5 179

61.9 67.4 38.1 32.6 21 89

57.8 42.2 928

40.5 59.5

42.4 57.6

51.7 48.3

40.4 59.6

52.4 67.0 47.6 33.0

44.1 55.9

521

59

60

178

21

88

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927


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&IRST 9EAR 2ETENTION $ESPITEOFINSTITUTIONALSTRATEGICACTIONS ALOTOFSTUDENTSSTEP OUTAFTERTHEFIRSTYEAROFSTUDY!SSHOWNIN 'RAPH) 5-%4ISSTEADILYINCREASINGITSFIRSTYEARRETENTIONRATEWHENANALYSISISDONEFORTHETHROUGHCOHORTS GOINGFROMPERCENTTOPERCENT(OWEVER 5-%4SHOWEDADECREASETRENDINTHEANNUALRETENTIONRATEFROM COHORTTOCOHORTTO 4HEANNUALRETENTIONRATEFORTHECOHORTINCREASEDTO

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 69.0%

67.9% 68.3% 65.8%



63.7%

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% L TI $I %VALUATION $IAGNOSISAND I AND D 0LACEMENT#ENTER 4HE #ENTER FOCUSES ON ANALYZING STUDENTS DATA TO GUIDE T STUDENTS PROFICIENCY LEVEL BASED ON THE 5-%4 "ASIC #OURSES 0LACEMENT 3CALE THAT WAS DEVISED IN  4HE SCALE INCLUDESTHEFOLLOWINGVARIABLES#%%"RESULTSANDTHEPLACEMENTTESTSRESULTSANAVERAGEISCOMPUTEDFORTHETWOSETS OFVARIABLESINTHEFORMULATODETERMINEAPLACEMENTINDEX4HE#ENTERALSOADMINISTERSTHESAMESETOFTESTSASPOST TESTSTOALLSTUDENTSUPONCOMPLETIONOF CREDITSANDANANALYSISISDONETOMEASURETHEVALUE ADDEDONTHEABOVE MENTIONEDBASICSKILLS)NADDITION THE#ENTERPREPARESTHEACADEMICPROFILEOFENTERINGSTUDENTSTOGUIDETHEIMPLE MENTATIONOFRETENTIONSTRATEGIESTAILOREDTOTHEREALNEEDSOFOURSTUDENTPOPULATION 'RAPH))PRESENTSPLACEMENT ENROLLMENTANDSUCCESSRATEOFFRESHMENIN"ASIC%NGLISHASA3ECOND,ANGUAGE %3, 3PANISH AND -ATH COURSES FOR THE FIRST SEMESTER   OF -AIN #AMPUS )T IS IMPORTANT TO INDICATE THAT SUCCESSWASDEFINEDBY! "OR#/THERWISE THESTUDENTSOFTHE3CHOOLOF%DUCATIONWEREADMINISTEREDTHETHREEPLACE MENTTESTS BUTENROLLEDONOTHERBASICCOURSESTHATBELONGSTO3CHOOLOF%DUCATION

Placement, Enrollment and Success Manin Campus First Semester 2007-2008

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Placement

800 779

Enrollment (according with placed courses)

781

778

700

Success (rate - those enrolled students with incomplete, wn or without information were excluded)

600

Students

500 537

(68.9%)

560

(72.0%) 524

400

(67.1%)

300 390

409

(75.1%)

(75.7%)

283

(56.9%)

200

100

0 Spanish (101, 103 y 105)

English (101, 103 y 105)

Courses



Math (101,102,111,112,138,139,153 y QUME 250)


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5-%4 -AIN#AMPUS s )NTHEFIRSTSEMESTER  STUDENTSWEREADMINISTEREDTHE"ASIC3PANISHPLACEMENTTESTANDWERE PLACEDACCORDINGTORESULTSPERCENTENROLLEDACCORDINGWITHTHEPLACEMENTRECOMMENDATIONSAND PERCENTOFTHESE SHOWEDSUCCESSINTHEIRCOURSEWORK s 4HETOTALSTUDENTSWHOWEREPLACEDON"ASIC%NGLISHCOURSESWASANDOFTHESEWEREENROLLEDINTHE COURSEINWHICHWEREPLACED 4HESUCCESSRATEFORTHESTUDENTSENROLLEDACCORDINGWITHPLACEDCOURSE WAS s 'RAPH))SHOWSTHATSTUDENTSWEREADMINISTEREDTHE"ASIC-ATHPLACEMENTTESTANDOFTHESEENROLLED ACCORDINGTOTHECOURSEINWHICHTHEYWEREPLACED PERCENTOFSTUDENTSENROLLEDACCORDINGWITH PLACEDCOURSE SHOWEDSUCCESSINTHEIRCOURSEWORK 4ABLE)6PRESENTSACOMPARISONBETWEENPLACEMENT ENROLLMENTANDSUCCESSFORTHEFIRSTSEMESTER  ANDFIRSTSEMESTER !SSHOWNBYTHECOMPARISON THEREISADECREASEINTHENUMBEROFSTUDENTSTHATTOOKTHE THREEPLACEMENTTESTS/THERWISE THETABLEPRESENTSANINCREASEONTHEPROPORTIONOFSTUDENTSENROLLEDACCORDINGWITH PLACEDCOURSES ANDTHESUCCESSRATEOFSTUDENTSENROLLEDONPLACEDCOURSES

4ABLE)6 -AIN#AMPUS #OMPARISON"ETWEEN0LACEMENT %NROLLMENTAND3UCCESS &IRST3EMESTER &IRST3EMESTER  First Semester 2006-2007 Enrollment according with placed Placement Success course

Courses Spanish 101, 103 y 105 English 101, 103 y 105 Math 101, 102, 111, 112, 138, 139, 151*, 153** y QUME 250**

(Total)

(%)

(%)

First Semester 2007-2008 Enrollment according with placed Placement Success course (Total)

(%)

(%)

877

67.0

65.0

779

68.9

75.1

877

68.3

70.8

778

72.0

75.7

877

51.2

54.8

781

67.1

56.9

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'RAPH)))PRESENTSPLACEMENT ENROLLMENTANDSUCCESSRATEOFFRESHMENIN"ASIC%NGLISHASA3ECOND,ANGUAGE %3, 3PANISHAND-ATHCOURSESFORTHEFIRSTSEMESTER ON"AYAMÃ&#x2DC;N5NIVERSITY#ENTER

'RAPH))) 0LACEMENT %NROLLMENTAND3UCCESS "AYAMÃ&#x2DC;N5NIVERSITY#ENTER &IRST3EMESTER  250

Placement

Students

243

243

243

200

Enrollment (according with placed courses)

150

Success (rate - those enrolled students with incomplete, wn or without information were excluded)

100 85

101

(35.0%)

(41.6%)

91

(37.4%)

50 64

73

(90.1%)

(83.9%)

56

(66.7%)

0 Spanish (101, 103 y 116- 117)

English (101, 103, 105 y 116- 117)

Courses

Math (101, 102, 111, 116- 117 y 151)

5-%4 "AYAMÃ&#x2DC;N s )NTHEFIRSTSEMESTER  STUDENTSWEREADMINISTEREDTHE"ASIC3PANISHPLACEMENTTESTANDWERE PLACEDACCORDINGTORESULTSPERCENTENROLLEDACCORDINGWITHPLACEDCOURSESANDPERCENTOFTHESE SHOWEDSUCCESSINTHEIRCOURSEWORK s !SSHOWNIN'RAPH))) STUDENTSWEREADMINISTEREDTHE"ASIC%NGLISHPLACEMENTTESTANDOFTHESE ENROLLEDACCORDINGTOTHEPLACEMENTRECOMMENDATIONS PERCENTOFTHESESTUDENTS SHOWED SUCCESSINTHEIRCOURSEWORK s 4HETOTALSTUDENTSWHOWEREPLACEDON"ASIC-ATHCOURSESWASANDOFTHESEENROLLEDINTHECOURSEIN WHICHTHEYWEREPLACED 4HESUCCESSRATEFORTHESTUDENTSENROLLEDACCORDINGWITHPLACEDCOURSEWAS  s "AYAMÃ&#x2DC;N5NIVERSITY#ENTERENROLLEDSTUDENTSUSINGTWOBLOCKPROGRAMMING/NEOFTHESEISCALLEDREGULAR BLOCKANDTHEOTHERONEISANIMMERSIONPROGRAMCOURSES   


(1,1) -10- Retention Magazine.indb 8/6/2008, 7:26:19 AM

'RAPH)6PRESENTSPLACEMENT ENROLLMENTANDSUCCESSRATEOFFRESHMENIN"ASIC%NGLISHASA3ECOND,ANGUAGE %3, 3PANISHAND-ATHCOURSESTHEFIRSTSEMESTER ON*AYUYA5NIVERSITY#ENTER

'RAPH)6 0LACEMENT %NROLLMENTAND3UCCESS *AYUYA5NIVERSITY#ENTER &IRST3EMESTER  35

Placement 34

34

34

30

Students

25

20

27

Enrollment (according with placed courses)

(79.4%)

23

Success (rate - those enrolled students with incomplete, wn or without information were excluded)

(92.0%) 21

(61.8%) 18

15

(85.7%)

12

10

(35.3%)

9

(90.0%)

5

0 Spanish (101)

English (101)

Math (101, 102 y 111)

Courses

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4ABLE6PRESENTSTHEPASSINGRATEOFTHE3PANISHCOURSEFORSTUDENTSTHATIMPROVEDONPOST TESTANDTHOSEWHODIDNT

4ABLE6 0ASSIGN2ATEOF3PANISH#OURSE 3TUDENTSTHAT)MPROVEDONPOST TESTANDTHOSEWHODIDNT 3PANISHPLACEMENTETEST &IRST3EMESTER  Students that improved on post-test

Passing Rate

Total

Students didnโ€™t improve on post-test

%

Total

%

Total of Students Total %

Main Campus Approved * Failure * Total

118 10 128

92.2 7.8 100.0

74 20 94

78.7 21.3 100.0

192 30 222

86.5 13.5 100.0

46 2 48

95.8 4.2 100.0

24 2 26

92.3 7.7 100.0

70 4 74

94.6 5.4 100.0

14 2 16

87.5 12.5 100.0

4 4

** 100.0

18 2 20

90.0 10.0 100.0

178 14 192

92.7 7.3 100.0

102 22 124

82.3 17.7 100.0

280 36 316

88.6 11.4 100.0

UMET-Bayamรณn Approved * Failure * Total UMET-Jayuya Approved * Failure * Total Total Approved * Failure * Total

3OURSE/FFICEOF!SSOCIATE6ICE #HANCELLORFOR2ETENTIONAND3TUDENT$EVELOPMENT

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PERCENTIMPROVEDONPOSTTEST  s PERCENT OFTHOSETHATIMPROVEDONTHEPOSTTEST SHOWEDSUCCESSONCOURSE WHEREASTHESUCCESS RATEFORTHOSEWHODIDNTWAS 

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3PANISH4ESTn*AYUYA5NIVERSITY#ENTER s !SSHOWNIN4ABLE6 STUDENTSWEREADMINISTEREDTHESAME3PANISHPLACEMENTTESTASPOST TESTANDOF

THEMIMPROVEDONPOST TEST  s 4HEPASSINGRATEOFTHOSEWHOIMPROVEDONPOST TESTWAS /NTHEOTHERHAND THEFOUR STUDENTS WHODIDNTIMPROVEONPOST TEST SHOWEDSUCCESSINTHEIRCOURSEWORK 


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4ABLE6)PRESENTSTHEPASSINGRATEOFTHE%NGLISHCOURSEFORSTUDENTSTHATIMPROVEDONPOST TESTANDTHOSEWHODIDNT

4ABLE6) 0ASSING2ATEOF%NGLISH#OURSE 3TUDENTSTHAT)MPROVEDONPOST TESTANDTHOSEWHODIDNT %NGLISHPLACEMENTETEST &IRST3EMESTER  Students that improved on post-test

Passing Rate *

Total

Students didnโ€™t improve on post-test

%

Total

%

Total of Students Total %

Main Campus Approved * Failure * Total

143 18 161

88.8 11.2 100.0

137 22 159

86.2 13.8 100.0

280 40 320

87.5 12.5 100.0

31 1 32

96.9 3.1 100.0

29 1 30

96.7 3.3 100.0

60 2 62

96.8 3.2 100.0

12 3 15

80.0 20.0 100.0

4 4

** 100.0

16 3 19

84.2 15.8 100.0

186 22 208

89.4 10.6 100.0

170 23 193

88.1 11.9 100.0

356 45 401

88.8 11.2 100.0

UMET-Bayamรณn Approved * Failure * Total UMET-Jayuya Approved * Failure * Total Total Approved * Failure * Total

3OURSE/FFICEOF!SSOCIATE6ICE #HANCELLORFOR2ETENTIONAND3TUDENT$EVELOPMENT

!PPROVED! "OR#&AILURE$ &7OR7&

0ROPORTIONWASNOTPRESENTEDBECAUSETOTALISLESSTHAN

%NGLISH4ESTn-AIN#AMPUS s s

!SSHOWNIN4ABLE6) STUDENTSWEREADMINISTEREDTHESAME%NGLISHTESTASPOST TESTS4HEPROPORTIONTHAT IMPROVEDINPOST TESTWASPERCENT  4HEAPPROVEDRATEOFTHOSEWHOIMPROVEDONPOST TESTWAS ANDTHOSEWHODIDNT SHOWEDAN APPROVEDRATEOF 

%NGLISH4ESTn"AYAMร˜N5NIVERSITY#ENTER s s

STUDENTSWEREADMINISTEREDTHESAME%NGLISHPLACEMENTTESTASPOST TEST/FTHESE PERCENTIMPROVED ONPOSTTEST  PERCENT OFTHOSETHATIMPROVEDONPOST TEST SHOWEDSUCCESSONCOURSE4HOSEWHODIDNT SHOWED ANAPPROVEDRATEOF 

%NGLISH4ESTn*AYUYA5NIVERSITY#ENTER s s

!SSHOWNIN4ABLE6) STUDENTSWEREADMINISTEREDTHESAME%NGLISHPLACEMENTTESTASPOST TESTANDOF THEMIMPROVEDONPOST TEST  PERCENT OFTHOSETHATIMPROVEDONPOST TEST SHOWEDSUCCESSONCOURSE4HEFOUR STUDENTSWHO DIDNTIMPROVEONPOST TEST SHOWEDSUCCESSINTHEIRCOURSEWORK 


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4ABLE6)PRESENTSTHEPASSINGRATEOFTHE-ATHCOURSEFORSTUDENTSTHATIMPROVEDONPOST TESTANDTHOSEWHODIDNT

4ABLE6)) 0ASSING2ATEOF-ATH#OURSE 3TUDENTSTHAT)MPROVEDONPOST TESTANDTHOSEDIDNT -ATHPLACEMENTETEST &IRST3EMESTER  Students that improved on post-test

Passing Rate *

Total

Students didn't improve on post-test

%

Total

%

Total of Students Total %

Campus Approved * Failure * Total

107 33 140

76.4 23.6 100.0

77 27 104

74.0 26.0 100.0

184 60 244

75.4 24.6 100.0

49 13 62

79.0 21.0 100.0

19 1 20

95.0 5.0 100.0

68 14 82

82.9 17.1 100.0

15 2 17

88.2 11.8 100.0

1 1

** 100.0

16 2 18

88.9 11.1 100.0

171 48 219

78.1 21.9 100.0

97 28 125

77.6 22.4 100.0

268 76 344

77.9 22.1 100.0

UMET-Bayamรณn Approved * Failure * Total UMET-Jayuya Approved * Failure * Total Total Approved * Failure * Total

3OURSE/FFICEOF!SSOCIATE6ICE #HANCELLORFOR2ETENTIONAND3TUDENT$EVELOPMENT

!PPROVED! "OR#&AILURE$ &7OR7&

0ROPORTIONWASNOTPRESENTEDBECAUSETOTALISLESSTHAN

-ATH4ESTn-AIN#AMPUS s s

!SSHOWNIN4ABLE6)) STUDENTSWEREADMINISTEREDTHESAME-ATHTESTASPOST TESTS4HEPROPORTIONTHAT IMPROVEDINPOST TESTWAS  /FTHOSETHATIMPROVEDONPOST TEST PERCENTSHOWEDSUCCESSONCOURSE 4HOSEWHODIDNT SHOWED ANAPPROVEDRATEOF 

-ATH4ESTn"AYAMร˜N5NIVERSITY#ENTER s s

STUDENTSWEREADMINISTEREDTHESAME-ATHPLACEMENTTESTASPOST TEST/FTHESE PERCENTIMPROVED ONPOSTTEST  PERCENT OFTHOSETHATIMPROVEDONTHEPOSTTEST SHOWEDSUCCESSONCOURSE WHEREASTHESUCCESSRATE FORTHOSEWHODIDNTWAS 

-ATH4ESTn*AYUYA5NIVERSITY#ENTER s !SSHOWNIN4ABLE6)) STUDENTSWEREADMINISTEREDTHESAME-ATHPLACEMENTTESTASPOST TESTANDOF

THEMIMPROVEDONPOST TEST  s 4HEPASSINGRATEOFTHOSEWHOIMPROVEDONPOST TESTWAS 4HEONLYONESTUDENTWHODIDNTIMPROVE ONPOST TEST SHOWEDSUCCESSINTHEIRCOURSEWORK 


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/FFICEOF3ERVICES FOR&IRST9EAR3TUDENTS 4HE/FFICEOF3ERVICESFOR&IRST9EAR3TUDENTSISRESPONSIBLEFORPROVIDINGFRESHMENSTUDENTSOPPORTUNITIESANDACTIVITIES WHICH WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE DEVELOPMENT 4HESE ACTIVITIES WILL ALSO ASSIST FRESHMEN STUDENTS IN THEIR TRANSITIONTOANEWACADEMICENVIRONMENTANDWILLSTRENGTHENTHEIRSENSEOFBELONGING4HEFOLLOWINGINFORMATIONCORRESPONDSONLY TOTHEMAINCAMPUSAT5-%4

!CADEMIC&OLLOW UPAND3TRATEGY !CADEMICFOLLOW UPOFNEWSTUDENTSISCARRIEDOUTTHROUGHTHESTUDYOFSTUDENTSPROGRESSINTHEBASICCOURSESINTHEMAIN CAMPUS4ABLE6)))SHOWSTHENUMBEROFSTUDENTSWITH7&ANDTHERATEOFSUCCESSOFFIRSTYEARSTUDENTSINTHEBASICCOURSES)NFORMA TIONREGARDINGGRADESISPRELIMINARYBECAUSEFINALGRADESAREGIVENIN-AY4HECHARTALSOREVEALSRETENTIONRESULTS q q q q q q

STUDENTSPARTICIPATEDINTHESTRATEGY PERCENTOFTHEPARTICIPANTSWERESUCCESSFULINTHEIRFIRSTYEARCOURSE %DUCSTUDENTSWERETHEMOSTSUCCESSFUL WHILETHOSESTUDENTSENROLLEDIN-ATHAND!##/HAD THELOWESTRATEOFACHIEVEMENTAND RESPECTIVELY !TOTALOFSTUDENTSHAD7&INTHEIRFIRSTYEARCOURSE WHICHISPERCENTOFTHETOTALAMOUNTOFPARTICIPANTS 4HEHIGHESTNUMBEROFSTUDENTSWITH7&BELONGSTOTHOSEENROLLEDIN!##/ AND%--!  4HELOWESTNUMBERBELONGSTOSTUDENTSENROLLEDIN-ATH AND-ATH  PERCENTOFTHEPARTICIPANTSOFTHISPROGRAMWERERETAINEDINTHEINSTITUTIONIN*ANUARY2ETENTIONRATE PERCOURSEFLUCTUATESBETWEENPERCENTANDPERCENT

4ABLE6))) -AIN#AMPUS 3TRATEGYFOR!CADEMIC&OLLOW5PFOR&RESHMEN#OURSES .EW3TUDENTS&RESHMEN &IRST3EMESTER  Course

Registered Successful Students Students Students Success rate *

Students with % of Students W/F in course with W/F *

Retained 8-Jan

Retention Rate Jan-08

EDUC 106

117

105

89.7

4

3.4

112

95.7

ACCO III

32

14

43.8

6

18.8

31

96.9

EMMA 101

162

104

64.2

11

6.8

149

92.0

MATH 138

78

46

59.0

2

2.6

71

91.0

MATH 139

34

15

44.1

1

2.9

33

97.1

TOTAL

423

284

67.1

24

5.7

396

93.6

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)NCOMPLETESAREINCLUDED




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4ABLE)8SHOWSTHECOMPARISONOFTHERATESOFSUCCESSOFFIRSTYEARCOURSESDURINGTHEFIRSTSEMESTERSOFACADEMICYEARS  AND 

4ABLE)8 -AIN#AMPUS &OLLOW UP3TRATEGY 3UCCESSAND7&2ATES &IRSTSEMESTER VS&IRST3EMESTER  Firts Semester 2006-2007 Course

First Semester 2007-2008

Students

Successful

%

Students

%

Students

Successful

%

Students

%

registered in course

students in course

Successful students *

with WF in course

Students with WF in course *

registered in course

students in course

Successful students *

with WF in course

Students with WF in course *

EDUC 106 MANA101 ACCO 111 EMMA 101 MATH 138 MATH 139

160 125 22 124 86

90 96 13 51 34

56.3 76.8 59.1 41.1 39.5

20 14 15 12

12.5 11.2 12.1 14.0

139 35 168 113 85

112 14 109 61 36

80.6 40.0 64.9 54.0 42.4

6 6 23 3 9

4.3 17.1 13.7 2.7 10.6

Total

517

284

54.9

61

11.8

540

332

61.5

47

8.7

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)NCOMPLETESAREINCLUDED

-ONITORINGSTRATEGIESHADNOTBEENESTABLISHEDFORTHEFIRSTSEMESTER FORFIRSTYEARCOURSES#OMPARING THELASTTWOYEARSALLOWSDETERMININGIFTHEREISANIMPACTONSTUDENTSRETENTIONANDSUCCESSONCEINTERVENTIONSTRATE GIESWEREINITIATED4HEDATAPRESENTEDIN4ABLE)8CONSIDERSALLSTUDENTSENROLLEDINFIRSTYEARCOURSES)TREVEALSTHE FOLLOWING q

4HEREWASANINCREASEINTHERATEOFSTUDENTSSUCCESS!TTHEENDOFTHEFIRSTSEMESTER   PERCENTAPPROVEDTHEFIRSTYEARCOURSESWHILEPERCENTWERESUCCESSFULINTHEFIRSTSEMESTEROF  4HEREWASADECREASEINTHESUCCESSRATEINTHE!##/COURSESAND%--!BETWEENTHEFIRSTSEMESTER  ANDTHEFIRSTSEMESTER ASCOMPAREDWITH-!.!/NTHEOTHERHAND %$5# -ATH AND-ATHSTUDENTSSHOWEDIMPROVEMENTINTHEIRSUCCESSRATE%$5#HADTHEGREATEST ACHIEVEMENTINCREASE

q

4HENUMBEROFSTUDENTSWITH7&DECREASEDDURINGTHEFIRSTSEMESTERSOF AND !TTHE ENDOFTHEFIRSTSEMESTER  PERCENTOF7&STUDENTSWEREREPORTED WHILETHEREWEREONLY PERCENTREPORTEDINTHEFIRSTSEMESTEROF %$5# -ATH AND-ATHSHOWADECREASEOF 7&STUDENTS-!4(PRESENTSTHEMOSTIMPORTANTREDUCTION/NTHEOTHERHAND !##/AND-!.! %--! SHOWANINCREASEINTHEAMOUNTOFSTUDENTSWITH7&




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!CTIVITIESAND3ERVICES q

4HE/FFICEOF3ERVICESFOR&IRST9EAR3TUDENTSDEVELOPEDACTIVITIESANDPROVIDEDSERVICESTOINDIVIDUALAND GROUPSOFNEWSTUDENTS4ABLE8DEMONSTRATESTHESERVICESPROVIDEDANDTHENUMBEROFSTUDENTSWHORECEIVED DIFFERENTKINDSOFINTERVENTIONS 4HEFOLLOWINGGROUPORIENTATIONACTIVITIESWERECARRIEDOUT2ULESREGARDINGSATISFACTORYACADEMICPROGRESS  5NIVERSIDAD-ETROPOLITANACATALOGUE #OUNSELING3ERVICES 3TUDENTS2EGULATIONSAND !CADEMIC2EFERRALS /RIENTATIONAND!CADEMIC'UIDANCE7EEK $URINGTHE/RIENTATION7EEKSTUDENTS RECEIVEDINFORMATIONWHICHWILLHELPTHEMDEVELOPTHENECESSARYSKILLSFORTHEIRACADEMICSUCCESS3TUDENTS ATTENDEDTHEFOLLOWINGWORKSHOPSANDORIENTATIONSESSIONSh)MPORTANCEOF3TUDYTOBE3UCCESSFULIN9OUR 0ROFESSIONv h!TTITUDESv h&ROM3ENIORTO&RESHMANvANDh3TUDYHABITSAND4IME-ANAGEMENTv0ARENTSATTENDED THEWORKSHOPh!N)NFORMED0ARENTISA0ARENTWITHA6OICEv

q

)NDIVIDUAL!TTENTION!CTIVITIES)NDIVIDUALATTENTIONWASPROVIDEDTO STUDENTSDURINGTHEREGISTRATION PROCESS!LSO THECOUNSELORSMAKEACADEMICEVALUATIONS)NDIVIDUALFOLLOWnUPWASPROVIDEDTOSTUDENTS WHOHADDROPPEDOUTOFTHEPROGRAMCOMPLETELY)NDIVIDUALFOLLOW UPINTERVENTIONWASALSOPROVIDEDTO STUDENTSWHOHADLESSTHANAAVERAGE

4ABLE8 -AIN#AMPUS /FFICEOF&IRST9EAR3TUDENTS3ERVICES 4OTAL3TUDENTS!TTENDEDBY3ERVICE4YPE &IRSTSEMESTER  Service Type

Students Serviced

Orientation Week

510

Registration New Students Active Students (30 credits or less) Readmissions and Transfers

876 403 34

Academic Orientation about Rules for Sustained Academic Progress Academic Evaluations Total Withdrawal Student Follow Up Follow up for students admitted with less than 2.00 GPA

360 70 58 49

Group Orientation Universidad Metropolitana Catalog Counseling Services Student Regulations and Academic Referrals

239 126 46

Vocational Vocational Interest Tests

45

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4ABLE8)PRESENTSTHEREASONSTHESTUDENTSGAVEFORDROPPINGOUTOFTHE5NIVERSITYWHENTHEYWEREINTERVIEWED ANDASKEDABOUTTHEIRDECISION4HEPERSONNELFROMTHE/FFICE OF3ERVICESFOR&IRST9EAR3TUDENTSTRIEDTOLOCATE STUDENTSWHOHADDROPPEDOUT BUTONLYRESPONDED7EWISHTOPOINTOUTTHATTHESTUDENTSWHODIDNOTRESPOND BELONGTOTHENIGHTSESSION4HEMOSTCOMMONREASONTHESTUDENTSGAVEFORDROPPINGOUTOFTHEUNIVERSITY WASTHEIR MOVINGTOTHE3TATES/NEOFEVERYFIVESTUDENTSGAVETHISRESPONSE (OWEVER IFYOUADDTHETHREESTUDENTSWHO RECEIVEDSCHOLARSHIPSTOSTUDYINTHE53 THISNUMBERINCREASESTOONEOFEVERYFOUR 4HESECONDMOSTFREQUENT REASONTHESTUDENTSGAVEFORWITHDRAWINGFROMTHEUNIVERSITYWASTHATTHEYHADTRANSPORTATIONPROBLEMS 

4ABLE8) -AIN#AMPUS /FFICEOF&IRST9EAR3TUDENTS3ERVICES 2EASONFOR4OTAL7ITHDRAWAL .EWSTUDENTS&RESHMEN &IRSTSEMESTER  Reason for Total Withdrawal

Total

Moving to the USA/will live out of P.R.

%

11

19.0

Transportation

7

12.1

Personal /Family problems

6

10.3

Economic /debt/debt w/ Institution/registration Cancelled

6

10.3

Registered in another institution

5

8.6

Health problems

4

6.9

Low academic performance

3

5.2

Received economic aid in another institution

3

5.2

Pregnancies

2

3.4

Work

2

3.4

Enlisted in armed forces

2

3.4

Did not qualify for economic aid and registered elsewhere

1

1.7

Registered in institution closer to home

1

1.7

Did not say

5

8.6

Did not say(will study later)

2

3.4

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q

4ABLE8))PRESENTSTHETOTALSTUDENTSADMITTEDWITHLESSTHAN'0!TOWHOMTHEINSTITUTIONOFFEREDINDIVIDUAL IZEDSERVICESINORDERTOSATISFYTHEIRPERSONALANDACADEMICNEEDSWHICHWILLGUARANTEETHEIRSTAYATTHEINSTITU TION!TOTALOFSTUDENTSWERESERVICED4HEHIGHESTNUMBEROFSTUDENTSBELONGEDTOTHE"USINESS!DMINISTRA TION3CHOOL FOLLOWEDBYTHE3CHOOLOF3OCIAL3CIENCES (UMANITIES AND#OMMUNICATIONS /N THEOTHERHAND ONLYONE STUDENTWASSERVICEDFROMTHE3CHOOLOF%DUCATION

q 4HEFACTSREVEALTHATOUTOFTHESTUDENTSADMITTEDWITHLESSTHAN'0!TOTHEMAINCAMPUSREGISTERED AGAINFORTHE*ANUARYTERM4HISREPRESENTSARETENTIONRATEOF

4ABLE8)) -AIN#AMPUS /FFICEOF&IRST9EAR3TUDENTS3ERVICES &OLLOW UPON!DMITTEDSTUDENTS7ITH,ESS4HAN'0! .EW3TUDENTS&RESHMEN &IRSTSEMESTER 

Student Total

%

Retained 8-Jan

Retention %

20

40.8

17

85

Social Sciences ,Humanities, and Communications

15

30.6

14

93.3

Health Sciences

8

16.3

7

*

Science and Technology

5

10.2

2

*

Education

1

2.0

1

*

Total

49

100.0

41

83.7

School Business Administration

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&ACULTY-ENTOR

ST

9EAR  9EAR 9

4HISPROGRAMISDESIGNEDTOASSISTINCOMINGFRESHMENWITHTHEIRTRANSITIONTOTHEACADEMICANDSOCIALENVIRON MENTANDISDONEBYFACULTYMENTORSOFEACHACADEMIC3CHOOLWHOWORKTOGETHERWITHTHE&IRST9EAR#OUNSELORS !SSHOWNIN4ABLE8))) THISSTRATEGYHADPROVENTOBESUCCESSFUL4HISPROGRAMSHOWSANINCREASEINTHE RETENTIONOFSTUDENTPARTICIPANTSFROMTHEFIRSTSEMESTER TOTHEFIRSTSEMESTER .OTETHAT "AYAMON5NIVERSITY#ENTERDIDNOTUSETHISSTRATEGYONTHEFIRSTSEMESTER 

4ABLE8)))

Table XIII &ACULTY-ENTOR0ROGRAM Faculty Mentor Program 0ARTICIPANTSAND2ETENTION Participants and Retention &RESHMEN3TUDENTS Freshmen Students First Semester 2006-2007& First Semester 2007-2008 &IRST3EMESTER &IRST3EMESTER 

First Semester 2006-2007

First Semester 2007-2008

Number of

Retention

Number of

Retention

Participants Aug-06

participants retained Jan. 2007

Rate participants (%) Participants retained Jan. 2007 Aug-07 Jan. 2008

Rate (%) Jan. 2008

Main Campus UMET-Aguadilla UMET-Jayuya UMET-Bayamรณn

220 39 41 135

184 26 37 94

83.6 66.7 90.2 69.6

199 53 38 -

167 49 34 -

83.9 92.5 89.5 -

Total

435

341

78.4

290

250

86.2

Campus

Source: Office of Associate Vice-Chancellor for Retention and Student Development Note: Technical Professional Studies are included.




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%ARLY!LERT 4HISPROGRAMISDESIGNEDTOIDENTIFYATRISKSTUDENTS%ARLY!LERTISASYSTEMFORIDENTIFYINGSTUDENTSWHOARE HAVINGDIFFICULTIESINAGIVENCOURSE4HEREARETWOWAYSTOIDENTIFYRISK/NEOFTHEMISTHROUGHANABSENCESMECHANIZED SYSTEMANDTHESECONDONEISTHROUGHFACULTYREFERRAL!NINSTRUCTORFILLSOUTAN%ARLY!LERTFORMFORATRISKSTUDENTAND REFERSITTOTHE#OUNSELORFORIMMEDIATEAPPOINTMENTTOAPPRISETHESITUATIONANDTAKESTEPSTOIMPROVETOWARDHELPING THESTUDENTPERSIST3TUDENTSMAYBEIDENTIFIEDFOR%ARLY!LERTFORAVARIETYOFREASONS INCLUDINGABSENCES LATENESS POOR TESTSCORES LANGUAGEANDWRITINGDEFICIENCIES

%ARLY)NTERVENTION-ODEL #OMMON&ACTORS2EFERRALS

Specific Curriculum Choise Personal Concern Faculty Absence in Class

* Faculty Referrals * Administrators Referrals * Self Referral Student At Risk

Councelors

Academic Concerns

Advisors

Low Homework / Quiz Scores Early Intervention Academic Performance

Identification by Mechanized System

Intensive Follow Up Mentors

Late Enrolment

Tutors

High School Grade Point Average

Wellness and Quality of Life

CEEB / Placement Test Results Economic Profile



Student Success


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4HISPROGRAMWASDESIGNEDTOIDENTIFYATRISKSTUDENTSALLWAYTHROUGHGRADUATION!SSHOWNBYTHECOMPARISON 4ABLE8)6 THISSTRATEGYWASUSEDINTHEMAINCAMPUSSUCCESSFULLY4HEREWASANINCREASEINTHERETENTIONRATEFROMTHE FIRSTSEMESTER TOTHEFIRSTSEMESTER /FTHESTUDENTSWHORESPONDEDTOTHEAPPOINTMENTSWITHTHE COUNSELORSOFMAINCAMPUS PERCENTWERERETAINEDIN*ANUARYANDPERCENTIN*ANUARY"AYAMร˜N 5NIVERSITY#ENTERPRESENTSARETENTIONRATEOFFOR*ANUARY WHEREASALLSTUDENTS OF*AYUYA5NIVERSITY#ENTER WHORESPONDEDTOAPPOINTMENTSONFALL WERERETAINEDON*ANUARY

4ABLE8)6 %ARLY!LERT3YSTEM%!3 0ARTICIPANTSAND2ETENTION &IRST3EMESTER &IRST3EMESTER  First Semester 2006-2007

Campus and School

Main Campus Education Business Administration Social Sc., Hum. and Com. Health Sciences Science and Technology

UMET- Jayuya UMET - Bayamรณn Total

Number of students Number of who responded to students counseling referred by appointment faculty (participants)

First Semester 2007-2008 Number of students Number of students

Participants

Number of Retention referred by faculty or participants retained Rate * (%) identified through January January 2007 mechanized system 2007

who responded to counseling appointment (participants)

Number of participants retained January 2007

Participants Retention Rate * (%) January 2007

114 3 46 33 4 28 na

68 2 23 20 1 22 na

48 2 16 14 1 15 na

70.6 ** 69.6 70.0 ** 68.2 na

195 46 30 55 64 16 83

127 21 15 39 52 14 74

116 14 15 39 48 14 56

91.3 66.7 100.0 100.0 92.3 100.0 76.7

-

-

-

-

294

215

186

86.9

3OURCE/FFICEOF!SSOCIATE6ICE #HANCELLORFOR2ETENTIONAND3TUDENT$EVELOPMENT

4HETOTALNUMBEROFGRADUATEDSTUDENTSWASEXCLUDEDTOCOMPUTETHERETENTIONRATE

0ROPORTIONWASNOTPRESENTEDBECAUSETOTALISLESSTHAN




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!CADEMIC

AM

4HISPROGRAMISDESIGNEDTOOFFERACADEMICADVISINGTOSTUDENTSFROMTHEIRSOPHOMOREYEARUPTOGRADUATION !CADEMICADVISINGISPROVIDEDBYFACULTYANDPROFESSIONALMEMBERSHIREBYTHE!SSOCIATE6ICE #HANCELLORFOR2ETENTION AND3TUDENT$EVELOPMENT4HEPROGRAMISBASEDONTHE.!#!$!&ACULTY0ROFESSIONAL-ODELWHICHFOCUSESONGUID INGSTUDENTSTHROUGHTHEIRACADEMICPROGRAMREQUIREMENTS ACADEMICPROBATIONGUIDELINES GRADUATIONREQUIREMENTS ANDOTHERACADEMICPOLICIESANDPROCEDURES)TPROVIDESACCESSTOCAMPUSRESOURCES ANDCOORDINATESTHEINTEGRATIONOF ALL ASPECTS OF STUDENT LIFE INTO LEARNING EXPERIENCES )T IS AN INDIVIDUALIZED AVENUE OF COMMUNICATION THAT ASSISTS STUDENTSINTHEPLANNINGANDDECISION MAKINGPROCESS4ABLE86BELOWPRESENTSTHERESULTSOFTHERETENTIONRATEOF STUDENTSWHOPARTICIPATEDINTHE!CADEMIC!DVISING0ROGRAM !SSHOWNIN4ABLE86 THISSTRATEGYHASPROVENTOBEEFFECTIVETORETAINSTUDENTSWHOOTHERWISEMIGHTHAVEWITH DRAWNFROMCOLLEGE4HISPROGRAMSHOWSANINCREASEINRETENTIONOFSTUDENTSFROMFIRSTSEMESTER  TO THEFIRSTSEMESTER  

4ABLE86 !CADEMIC!DVISING0ROGRAM 0ARTICIPANTSAND2ETENTION &IRST3EMESTER &IRST3EMESTER  First Semester 2006 - 2007

Campus and School

First Semester 2007 - 2008

Number of participants

Participants

Number of participants

Participants

Participants

retained

Retention Rate *

Participants

retained

Retention Rate *

August

January

(%)

August

January

(%)

2006

2007

January

2007

2008

January

2007

Main Campus Education Business Administration Social Sc., Hum. and Com. Health Sciences Science and Technology

UMET- Aguadilla UMET- Jayuya UMET- Bayamรณn Total

2008

466 31 366 32 37 84 122 374

398 28 317 24 29 67 103 339

86.0 90.3 87.3 75.0 78.4 79.8 84.4 90.6

483 2 258 23 88 112 107 123 859

435 2 236 19 84 94 106 119 786

90.2 ** 91.5 82.6 96.6 83.9 100.0 96.7 91.5

1,046

907

87.0

1,572

1,446

92.1

3OURCE/FFICEOF!SSOCIATE6ICE #HANCELLORFOR2ETENTIONAND3TUDENT$EVELOPMENT .OTE4ECHNICAL0ROFESSIONAL3TUDIESAREEXCLUDED

4HETOTALNUMBEROFGRADUATEDSTUDENTSWASEXCLUDEDTOCOMPUTETHERETENTIONRATE

0ROPORTIONWASNOTPRESENTEDBECAUSETOTALISLESSTHAN




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4HE ACADEMIC ADVISORS DESIGNED A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP AN INDIVIDUAL PLAN OF RETENTION AND GRADUATION THAT ALLOWSSTUDENTSTOGRADUATEINPERCENTOFTIME REQUIREDBYFEDERALLAW4HEACADEMICADVISORSIDENTIFIEDADMITTED STUDENTSIN!UGUST AND!UGUST BELONGINGTOTHESCHOOLOFHEALTHSCIENCESANDBUSINESSADMINISTRATION THAT WEREENROLLEDIN!UGUST !SSHOWNIN4ABLE86) STUDENTSWEREAPPOINTEDANDPERCENT OFTHEM RESPONDEDTOADVISORAPPOINTMENTPARTICIPANTS 4HEADVISORSDEVELOPEDANINDIVIDUALPLANOFRETENTIONANDGRADUA TIONTOPARTICIPANTSANDPERCENTOFTHEMSHOULDBEGRADUATEDINPERCENTOFTIME REQUIREDBYFEDERALLAW

4ABLE86) -AIN#AMPUS 0ROGRAMOF)NDIVIDUAL0LANOF2ETENTIONAND'RADUATION &IRST3EMESTER 

Date of Admission August 2003 August 2004 Total

Number of students appointed

42 69 111

Number of students who responded to the advisor appointment

Number of student should be graduated in 150 % of time

Per cent of students should be graduated in 150% of time

14 33 47

6 22 28

42.9 66.7 59.6

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4UTORING

4HE4UTORING0ROGRAMAT5-%4HASTHEGOALOFHELPINGSTUDENTSBECOMEINDEPENDENTLEARNERS4HROUGHA REVIEWOFCOURSEINSTRUCTIONALMATERIALS TUTORSHELPSTUDENTSTOGAINABETTERUNDERSTANDINGOFTHECOURSEWHILE PROVIDINGMETHODSTOIMPROVETHEIRSTUDYSKILLSANDACADEMICCONFIDENCE4HISPROGRAMISDESIGNEDTOOFFERSERVICETO STUDENTSFROMFIRSTYEARUPTOGRADUATION !SSHOWNIN4ABLE86)) THISPROGRAMPRESENTSAREDUCTIONINTHEPASSINGRATEACHIEVEDBYPARTICIPANTSFROM THEFIRSTSEMESTER TOFIRSTSEMESTER 5-%4ISREVIEWINGTHISSERVICETOINCREASERESOURCES ALLOCATEDTOSUPPORTIT MAINLYATTHE!GUADILLA5NIVERSITY#ENTER

4ABLE86)) 4UTORING0ROGRAM 0ASSING2ATE &IRST3EMESTER &IRST3EMESTER  First Semester 2006-2007 Main Campus and University Centers

Number of students who approved the course

N

First Semester 2007-2008

Passing Rate (%)

Number of students who approved the course

N

Passing Rate (%)

Main Campus Courses: Spanish, English, Humanities, Accounting, Math*, Quantitative Methods* , Biology* , Respiratory theraphy* and Management information system

110

85

77.3

194

147

75.8

123

110

89.4

40

39

97.5

-

-

-

37

30

81.1

233

195

83.7

271

216

79.7

UMET - Aguadilla Courses: Spanish, English, Math and Education

UMET - Bayamรณn Courses: Math, English and Spanish

Total

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4EACHING

!SSISTANT0ROGRAM

4HE 5NDERGRADUATE 4EACHING !SSISTANT 54! 0ROGRAM AT 5-%4 PREPARES TALENTED STUDENTS IN THE DIFFERENT ASPECTSOFTEACHINGUNDERGRADUATEGENERALCOURSES7HILE4!SIMPROVETHEIR3PANISH %NGLISH -ATHEMATICSOROTHER COURSESANDTHEIRCOMMUNICATIONSKILLSINSTRUCTORSHAVEADDITIONALSUPPORTBOTHINSIDEANDOUTSIDEOFTHECLASSROOM ANDSTUDENTSINCLASSESWITH4!SENJOYTHEIRCLASSESMORETHANSTUDENTSINSIMILARCLASSESWITHOUT4!SASTHESESTUDENTS ARETHETUTORSFORTHESAIDCOURSES4ABLE86)))PRESENTSTHERESULTSACHIEVEDBYTHE4!S4HISSTRATEGYSERVESSTUDENTS FROMFIRSTYEARUPTOGRADUATION !S SHOWN IN 4ABLE 86))) THIS STRATEGY HAD PROVEN TO BE SUCCESSFUL MAINLY AT *AYUYA 5NIVERSITY #ENTER WHICH SHOWEDHIGHERPASSINGRATESTHANTHE-AIN#AMPUS(OWEVER THE-AIN#AMPUSSHOWEDANINCREASEINPASSINGRATE FROMFIRSTSEMESTER TOFIRSTSEMESTER "AYAMร˜N5NIVERSITY#ENTEROFFERSAFULL4UTORING0ROGRAMBY 4ITLE60ROPOSALASSHOWIN4ABLE86))

4ABLE86))) 4EACHING!SSISTANT0ROGRAM 0ASSING2ATES &IRST3EMESTER &IRST3EMESTER  First Semestre 2006-2007 Main Campus and University Centers

Number of students who approved the course

N

Passing Rate (%)

First Semestre 2007-2008 Number of students who approved the course

N

Passing Rate (%)

Main Campus Courses: Spanish, Math, Accounting, English *, Quantitative Methods* and Statistics*

954

508

53.2

661

406

61.4

127

98

77.2

386

293

75.9

306

215

70.3

-

-

-

1,387

821

59.2

1,047

699

66.8

UMET - Jayuya Courses: Spanish, English, Math, Computer Sciences, Quantitative Methods*, Social Work*, Science for Education*, Management* and Biology*

UMET - Bayamรณn Courses: Spanish, English, Math, Management information system and Science for Education

Total

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$EGREE#ONFERRED

ADUATION ADUATION2ATE D TI 2 2ATE T

5-%4PROVIDESSTRATEGICACTIONSTORETAINANDGUIDESTUDENTSTOGRADUATION4ABLE8)8PRESENTSHISTORICALSERIES OFDEGREECONFERREDFROMTO3INCE 5-%4SHOWSASTEADYINCREASEINTHEANNUALNUMBEROFDEGREE CONFERRED4HETOTALNUMBEROFDEGREECONFERREDINTHELATESTTENYEARIS 

4ABLE8)8 $EGREE#ONFERRED Level

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Total

Certificate

-

-

11

21

73

75

157

144

148

152

163

944

Associate

90

76

65

66

58

53

84

74

67

70

79

782

Bachelor

411

402

335

361

350

453

488

573

577

616

708

5,274

Master

57

68

77

90

162

328

312

378

447

544

729

3,192

Total

558

546

488

538

643

909

1,041

1,169

1,239

1,382

1,679

10,192

Source: IPEDS FALL-COMPLETIONS 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 , 2005 , 2006 and 2007

'RAPH6PRESENTSHISTORICALSERIESOFGRADUATIONRATEFROMCOHORTTOCOHORT4HEGRADUATIONRATES WERECALCULATEDBYTRACKINGCOHORTS ACCORDINGTOFEDERALLAWDEFINITION!SSHOWNBYTREND 5-%4REFLECTSANINCREASE INGRADUATIONRATEFROMCOHORTTOCOHORT4HELATESTGRADUATIONRATEIS Six-Year Graduation Rates

'RÃ&#x2030;FICA6 25.0%

20.6%

20.0%

17.4% 16.0% 15.0%

14.6% 12.8%

12.1% 10.0%

5.0%

0.0% 1996

1997

1998

1999 Cohorts



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2001


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