UH campus and system teams were asked to identify large scale/high impact strategies, develop tactics necessary to implement the strategies, and prioritize next steps. Teams are currently moving forward on implementing their plans.
- Faculty Senate mandated cohorts for first-time freshmen who place in developmental courses (initially a pilot, but brought to scale).
- Math bridge program focuses on adult learners and first-time freshmen has a 93% success rate with tutors. Need to determine how to institutionalize given the expenses associated with additional tutors.
- Castle Foundation is supporting a program similar to Kaua‘i’s Wai‘ale‘ale project.
- Started learning communities for fall 2013.
- Created a set night schedule to support part-time evening students.
- Launched the Paipai o Koʻolau initiative this fall, with funding support from the Castle Foundation, to support a cohort of students who may have been unlikely to attend college from the application process through their first two years of college.
||Planning cohort scheduling for 300 or so incoming HS graduates next fall. Cohorts will consist of 6-7 in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening, and will include 4 classes: intro to college, the appropriate math and English classes, and a discipline class (science, psych, history, art, Hawaiian Studies etc.).
Two associated issues:
- can we extend at least some of the cohort into spring (we do an annual schedule)
- can we move the students in 12 credits to 15?
||Summit II, Oct. 2012 (.pdf)