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Core Team members will provide progress updates on a regular basis at College Leadership Council, faculty meetings, OCCAC meetings, Staff Association meetings and Student Assemblies. If you have an event or meeting that you would like an ATD update, or if you have questions about anything ATD, please contact one of the Core Team co-chairs (Anne DeLand firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dan Ryan ( email@example.com)
Priority: Accelerate Completion of Developmental and/or Gateway Courses through holistic support systems
Our data indicate that many students do not return after their first semester or first year. Our data also indicate that students who complete developmental courses and begin major classes within the first year are more likely to persist and graduate. This priority is meant to help students complete all developmental and gateway courses in the first year. Scaling and supporting existing programs designed to ensure proper placement will eliminate unnecessary developmental work for some students, allowing them to begin their credit-bearing courses. For students who require developmental coursework, expanding and scaling our already successful developmental education initiatives and enhancing academic support will provide the best opportunity for students to succeed in their developmental courses and move on to gateway courses more quickly. Departments will identify appropriate gateway courses for each major, allowing students and faculty to have a clear picture of the coursework and skills necessary for continued success.
Related interventions to this priority are:
Priority: Improve and refine welcome, onboarding, advising, and sustained support for students in their critical first year.
In order to prepare first-time students for success here and beyond, Onondaga Community College will implement a comprehensive set of programs and services designed to improve fall-to-spring and fall-to-fall persistence in the first year, and ultimately improve graduation rates. The areas of focus will include college readiness, college orientation, and student engagement programming emphasizing the first semester, but also continuing throughout the first year, as well as a case management approach that employs active advising and academic planning as core processes designed to increase student success.
Onondaga Community College
Central New York's partner in education for success.
4585 West Seneca TurnpikeSyracuse, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
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