Applied Research

Destination Integration: Perspectives of Students and Advisors about Improving Academic Advising

Destination Integration: Perspectives of Students and Advisors about Improving Academic Advising

May 2019 | Colleen Moore, Cynthia Schrager, and Laura Jaeger

In this second of our two part series exploring advising practices on five CSU campuses, we expand on the previous study by bringing in the voices of advisors and students at these five campuses, and summarizing the perspectives of faculty advisors, professional staff advisors, and students in the context of campus efforts to improve advising. Through this research advisors and students brought to light several areas that may need more attention and targeted improvement efforts as campuses move forward to improve the integration and efficiency of advising.

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Destination Integration: Strategies to Improve Academic Advising

Destination Integration: Strategies to Improve Academic Advising

December 2018 | Colleen Moore, Cynthia Schrager, and Laura Jaeger
Many campuses across the California State University (CSU) system are seeking to improve academic advising as part of their efforts to increase student progress and graduation rates. In this exploratory study of efforts to improve academic advising at five CSU campuses, researchers at the Education Insights Center (EdInsights) working on behalf of the CSU Student Success Network identified a focus across the participating campuses on better coordinating advising services across colleges, divisions, and departments and improving their integration with other campus units, such as tutoring, career centers, and financial aid. Through their efforts, these campuses seek to better leverage their limited advising resources to improve student outcomes. This report, based on in-depth interviews with 36 administrators involved in improving advising, describes the campuses’ efforts and the context in which they are occurring.

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“Get Me from Point A to Point B:” Student Perspectives on Barriers to Timely Graduation at the California State University

“Get Me from Point A to Point B:” Student Perspectives on Barriers to Timely Graduation at the California State University

February 2018 | Colleen Moore, Connie Tan
Nearly all students enter the California State University system intending to graduate “on time,” and graduation rates are increasing systemwide. Currently, less than a quarter of incoming freshmen graduate within four years and a third of community college transfer students graduate in two years. This study investigates the personal and institutional obstacles that students experience as they navigate through college on the pathway to timely graduation.

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Student Success Framework: A Tool to Characterize Strategies at Broad-access Universities

Student Success Framework: A Tool to Characterize Strategies at Broad-access Universities

August 2017 | Colleen Moore, Cynthia Schrager, Kathy Reeves Bracco
This framework was developed based on a review of research and national initiatives related to improving student success in broad-access universities, as part of the report titled From Scatterplot to Roadmap: New Efforts to Improve Student Success in The California State University. The framework maps six broad categories of institutional actions along four developmental stages of the student pathway through college. This document, which characterizes common strategies in the form of questions, might be helpful in framing student success planning discussions at campuses.

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Student Success Network Calendar

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019

9:00am Convening: Growth Mindset and Sense of Belonging in the CSU

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2019

10:00am 2019-20 Middle Leadership Academy Session 1

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020

10:00am 2019-20 Middle Leadership Academy Session 2

THURSDAY, APRIL 2 - SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020

10:00am 2019-20 Middle Leadership Academy Session 3

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