UH Mānoa Work Plan

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WORK PLAN
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.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

DATE UPDATE
December 2013 Work Plan Update
  • A campus review of retention and graduation data found:
    • Better Fall to Spring retention rates compared to national averages, but need to work on Spring to Fall retention
    • Looking at 7th and 8th year graduation rates (students are still persisting in these years, but not counted after the 6th year in graduation rates)
  • Hired a graduation pathways coordinator to focus on graduation. First project is to look at students in their fifth year who have the ability to graduate within the next year and provide that information to the advisors. The advisors will work with students to ensure they are enrolled in the right classes to graduate within six years.
  • Colleges of Arts and Sciences dropped the extra symbolic reasoning graduation requirement effective Fall 2013.
  • Making changes to the Colleges of Arts and Sciences academic advising. Advisors will be based in the four colleges, not centralized.
  • Come Home to Mānoa project is led by Outreach College to focus on the 600-800 seniors who do not graduate and do not return to Mānoa the following semester. Resources (financial aid, advising, etc.) are being developed to help these students prior to the full launch of the program.
June 2013 Work Plan Update
  • Increase summer enrollment (currently up 20%)
    • Award leftover money from spring in March and April for students to use for summer session I
    • Incentivize freshmen who have 27 or more credits to enroll in summer (gave them a scholarship)
    • Allow incoming freshmen to enroll in summer session II without multiple hoops (80-100 students this summer versus 12 last year).
  • Creating broad interest areas for undeclared students
  • Looking at at-risk students and determining appropriate interventions for them
  • Developing a “Come Home to Mānoa” program to focus on seniors that left Mānoa without a degree to return and finish.
  • STAR 2.0 includes a prediction model to chart when the student can expect to graduate based on their requirements left and their academic history; also hiring a Degree Pathways Coordinator to contact students that met all graduation requirements, but are still enrolled.
June 2013 EDI Consultation Outputs
June 2013 EDI Consultation, “Delivery 101″
Feb. 2013 Follow up to Consultation Visit
Jan. 2013 Consultation Visit by Dr. Larry Abele, Jan 31,2013
Oct. 2012 Summit II, Oct. 2012 (.pdf)