U-M Strategy II: Recruit, Retain & Support a Diverse Community
Student Life Objective B:
Increase the capacity of existing successful First-Year Experience (FYE) curriculum and programs devoted to equalizing access to resources, removing perceived organizational obstacles to seeking help and decreasing barriers to academic and social pursuits for all students.
- Inventory and assess Student Life's FYE retention curricula and co-curricular programming.
- Improve and coordinate FYE offerings to be more strategic and intentional in order to maximize student engagement and development.
- Informed by assessment efforts, increase capacity and expand access to effective FYE curricular and co-curricular programming.
2016/17 - Inventory & Assessment
2017/18 - Implement Coordination Strategy
2018/19 - Seek additional funding to increase capacity, as needed
Sponsor: Royster Harper, Vice President for Student Life
Chair: Will Sherry, Director, The Spectrum Center
Strategic Lead Team with Action Teams (cross-unit)
Measures of Success
Data on student learning on the six core student learning outcomes across FYE offerings with strategic and intentional educational outcomes. [Planned Indicators: Results of the standardized, 24-item pre/post test]
Number of students participating in FYE programming. [Planned Indicators: Student headcount; Demographic profile of student participants]
Student experience data about FYE programming. [Planned Indicators: Quantitative and qualitative responses about program logistics, perceptions of program value and/or effectiveness, facilitator effectiveness, and content delivery/program structure]
Program Specific Measures:
Development of FYE programming intended to promote access to resources, remove perceived organizational obstacles to seeking help and decrease barriers to academic and social pursuits for all students. [Planned Indicators: Number of new FYE programs, Student headcount in new FYE programs; Demographic profile of student participants in new FYE programs; Quantitative and qualitative responses about program logistics, perceptions of program value and/or effectiveness, facilitator effectiveness, and content delivery/program structure of new FYE programs; Results of the standardized, 24-item student learning outcomes pre/post test for new FYE programming with strategic educational purposes that occur over a sustained period of time].
Data identifying programming across the four aspirations of the First Year Experience. [Planned Indicators: Number of offerings in each classification].