SSI Credit Accumulation Initiative Information Sessions being held next week at 3:00 p.m. on May 20 and May 21

The Student Success Initiative (SSI) Credit Accumulation Initiative is hosting two information sessions next week:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Hall 210

OR

Thursday, May 21, 2015
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Hall 210

Topic:

As part of the SSI Implementation project (studentsuccess.uic.edu), a project team has been working on the question of student “credit accumulation” for the past few months. The project team was charged with addressing this issue: students who do graduate at UIC tend not to graduate in four years, even though nearly every major has an academic map that articulates a pathway to do so. Clearly, if students take fewer than fifteen credit hours per semester, it is impossible for that student to graduate in four years. In Fall 2013, for instance, nearly a third of first-time full-time students attempted fewer than 15 credit hours. There are academic, social, and financial implications of students not efficiently completing their degree.

At this meeting, Tom Moss, the Project Team Leader, will discuss the team’s initial findings and preview a campaign to encourage students for whom it is appropriate to attempt at least fifteen credit hours per semester.

The Project Team includes: Eileen Doran, Lillye Hart, Elsa Soto, Philip Vasquez, and Josephine Volpe.

Please RSVP at the following link for the SSI Credit Accumulation Initiative Information Sessions being held next week:  http://go.uic.edu/ssicreditaccumulation.