SP2.4: Developing a Premier Student Experience through Academic Advising

This project, which is designed to employ technology to enhance academic advising, is developing more slowly than anticipated. Efforts to develop and implement a software product that will assist student-faculty advising/mentoring and networking continue. In addition, a task force is being formed to provide a review of advising on campus and formulate recommendations on ways to strengthen our approach to advising both through in-person advising and technology-enabled advising resources. Ongoing initiatives supported by this project include the implementation of Degree Works and a pilot project by the Office of Financial Aid and Student Records in collaboration with the Brookings Institution to inform students about financial consequences of their academic decisions.

Goals advanced under this project:

  1. Prepare undergraduates seeking graduate degrees for the challenges of graduate school
  2. Increase four-year graduation rate
  3. Optimize staff and faculty resources

The indicators of success for these goals are:

Milestones completed since the last progress report:

Last Updated: 9/12/14