Category: Student Success Initiative

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER – Student Success Research Presentation “Getting to Know the New 2018 Students” – THIS Wednesday 11/14/18

REMINDER-

Wednesday, November 14, 10:00 a.m.

Burnham Hall 308

Getting to Know the New 2018 Students

Our new students have started bringing UIC to the largest undergraduate study body in our history. Come and learn about our new undergraduates.  Data will be presented on the admissions profiles of first-year and transfer students who started at UIC in Fall, 2018. In addition, results from the revised 2018 Entering Student Survey, which includes over 25 new items, and the updated 2018 Noncognitive Strengths Prematriculation Inventory will be presented.

Presenters include:

Bill Hayward, Director of Institutional Research

Anna Pasillas-Santoyo, Associate Director of Institutional Research

Mark Manderino, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement & Director, Student Affairs Planning and Assessment

Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

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The OVPUAAP’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative [https://studentsuccess.uic.edu/], and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.

For questions, please contact Dr. Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at spf@uic.edu.


FOR ADVISORS’ INFORMATION: Student Success Innovation Fund – Fall 2018 Call for Proposals

The Fall 2018 Student Success Innovation Fund is now open for submission from the UIC community. Please see the call below.

You can review the funded projects from last spring’s call at the Funded Projects web page. Three of the selected projects were proposed by members of the advising community:

  • Commuter Engagement and Resource Connection – Spencer Long (Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement) and Kristina Garcia (Commuter Student Advocacy and Student Engagement)
  • Strengths Trends – Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson (College of Applied Health Sciences)
  • TRIO Career Development Learning Opportunity – Melissa Franzen (Office of Career Services) and Marisol Mastrangelo (TRIO)

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 solicitation for proposals for the Student Success Innovation Fund.  This program aims to support projects that closely align with UIC’s goal of assuring the timely graduation of all UIC undergraduate students.

The solicitation is open to all campus units.  Funds may be used to pilot new programing or enhance existing programing.  Proposed projects should target activities and approaches that have high potential for increasing student success as measured by first-to-second-year retention and/or graduation rates and/or parity among racial and ethnic groups in terms of academic achievement.

For more information on the solicitation and instructions for proposal submission, along with the list of funded projects in the Spring 2018 competition, please visit the Student Success Innovation Fund website.

Please feel free to share widely this information with those who may be interested. The deadline for proposal submission is October 15, 2018.  For questions, please email vpuaaprfp@uic.edu.

Sincerely,

Nikos Varelas
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ORSS Student Success Lecture Series – College On-Track and Early Warnings of Student Difficulties on 5/17 – SAVE THE DATE

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Thursday, May 17, 2:00 p.m.

Daley Library, Room 1-470

College On-Track and Early Warnings of Student Difficulties

Can an on-track indicator be created for college? What are the early signs that students may be at-risk for not persisting and graduating? Dr. Sue Farruggia will present UIC’s studies leading to the development of an on-track indicator and discuss its components. She will also present new research on other early factors associated with students not persisting to their second year and not graduating from college.

Presenter:

Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

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The OVPUA’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative [https://studentsuccess.uic.edu/], and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.

For questions, please contact Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at spf@uic.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Request for Proposals for Student Success Innovation Fund – due April 16

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs is pleased to announce a request for proposals for a newly established Student Success Innovation Fund, which aims to support projects that closely align with UIC’s goal of assuring the timely graduation of all UIC undergraduate students. The solicitation is open to all campus units.  Funds may be used to pilot new programing or enhance existing programing.  Proposed projects should target activities and approaches that have high potential for increasing student success as measured by first-to-second-year retention and/or graduation rates and/or parity among racial and ethnic groups in terms of academic achievement.

For more information on the solicitation and instructions for proposal submission, please visit the Student Success Innovation Fund website.

Please feel free to share widely this information with those who may be interested. The deadline for proposal submission is April 16, 2018.  For questions, please email vpuaaprfp@uic.edu.

Sincerely,

Nikos Varelas
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Success Research Lecture, The 2017 First Year Student Cohort, 10/25/17

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The 2017 First Year Student Cohort
Wednesday, October 25, 2:30 p.m.
Daley Library, Room 1-470

This fall marked the largest first year class in UIC’s history. Beyond the size, what else do we know about the Class of 2021? Data will be presented on the admissions profile of the first year cohort along with results from the 2017 Entering Student Survey.

Presenters include:
Mark Manderino, Director, Student Affairs Planning & Assessment
Kevin Pinkston, Director of Enrollment Analytics


The OVPUA’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative [https://studentsuccess.uic.edu/], and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.

For questions, please contact Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at spf@uic.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Success Research Lecture on Campus-Wide First Destination Survey NEXT Tuesday 5/2!

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Tuesday May 2, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
UH 401, 4th floor Conference Room

What do we know about Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduates: A Campus-wide First Destination Survey

The need and demand for evidence of success upon graduation has never been higher. Because of this need, UIC administered a campus-wide First Destination Survey to the Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduates. Graduates from eight undergraduate colleges were invited to participate in this initiative. The project is a joint partnership between Career Services, Student Affairs Assessment and the Office of Institutional Research. Come learn about this survey, findings, and insights, as well as participate in a discussion.

Thy Ngyuen, Director, Career Services
Tanya Rapajic, Associate Director, Career Services
Mark Manderino, Director, Student Affairs Assessment
Bill Hayward, Associate Vice Provost and Director, Institutional Research
Anna Pasillas-Santoyo, Associate Director, Office of Institutional Research

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The VPUA’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative, and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.

For questions, please contact Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at spf@uic.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Success Research, Transition Coaching at UIC Lecture, 3/13/17

Monday, March 13, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Daley Library, Room 1-470

“Transition Coaching at UIC: Research and Practice”

In an ongoing effort to strengthen student support, the Office of First Year Initiatives established the Transition Coaching Coordination program followed by the Transition Coaching High School Partnership program. The panel will discuss why the programs started, what involved parties are learning during the experience, and how the programs are utilizing the information acquired.

Panel participants include:

  • Tom Moss is the Associate Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Affairs at UIC. Moss assists in the coordination of a number of student success initiatives, including transition coaching.
  • Elizabeth Houlihan serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of First-Year Initiatives (OFYI), which houses the coordination and high school partner transition coaching programs, as well as Summer College.
  • Bonnie Solomon is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and works on transition coaching research.
  • Melissa Connelly is the Vice President of Program at OneGoal, a non-profit organization that helps low-income high school students attend and complete college.

In addition, a UIC student will participate in the panel to discuss personal experiences with transition coaching.

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The OVPUA’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative, and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.

For questions, please contact Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at spf@uic.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SAVE THE DATE for the next Student Success Research Lecture on 11/28 on the UIC Exit Study

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Monday, November 28, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Daley Library, Room 1-470

“UIC Exit Study: Why Students Leave Prior to Graduation and Where They Go From Here”

Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

In order to better understand the reasons why some students leave UIC prior to graduating, we asked UIC students who enrolled for their first semester of college in fall 2013 but did not re-enroll in either spring or fall 2014 to participate in a research study. These former students completed a survey about their experiences at UIC and reasons for not returning. The survey was constructed to broadly cover multiple main areas: academic, financial, family-related, institutional, and social issues that may have contributed to the former student not returning to UIC. A subset of former students who completed the survey was then randomly selected to participate in a follow-up interview to obtain more detailed information about their experiences. These findings will be presented, along with data from the National Student Clearinghouse about where students go after leaving UIC.

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The VPUA’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative [https://studentsuccess.uic.edu/], and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.

For questions, please contact Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at spf@uic.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REMINDER – Student Success Research Lecture on NSSE 2015 Findings is this Tuesday 10/18/16!

REMINDER – 

“The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2015 Findings”
Bill Hayward, Associate Vice Provost and Director, Institutional Research

Tuesday, October 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Daley Library, Room 1-470

Findings will be presented from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) conducted in the spring of 2015 with UIC undergraduates who were first-time or senior students. NSSE is a national survey that was first launched in 2000 and more than 1,500 universities and colleges have participated. UIC participated in NSSE for the first time in over a decade in 2015, along with more than 500 other institutions. NSSE covers four major student engagement themes: 1) academic challenge, 2) learning with peers, 3) experiences with faculty, and 4) campus environment. Findings from these themes will be presented along with peer comparisons. We will conclude with a discussion of plans for conducting NSSE in the spring of 2017.

The VPUA’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative, and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.

For questions, please contact Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at spf@uic.edu.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Student Success Research Lecture on NSSE 2015 Findings being held 10/18/16 at 3:00 p.m.

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“The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2015 Findings”
Bill Hayward, Associate Vice Provost and Director, Institutional Research

Tuesday, October 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Daley Library, Room 1-470

Findings will be presented from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) conducted in the spring of 2015 with UIC undergraduates who were first-time or senior students. NSSE is a national survey that was first launched in 2000 and more than 1,500 universities and colleges have participated. UIC participated in NSSE for the first time in over a decade in 2015, along with more than 500 other institutions. NSSE covers four major student engagement themes: 1) academic challenge, 2) learning with peers, 3) experiences with faculty, and 4) campus environment. Findings from these themes will be presented along with peer comparisons. We will conclude with a discussion of plans for conducting NSSE in the spring of 2017.

 

The VPUA’s Office for Research on Student Success (ORSS) is pleased to announce the next installment of its campus lecture series, showcasing research being carried out across UIC to better understand and ultimately improve the success of UIC students. The ORSS Lecture Series on Student Success Research grew out of the UIC Student Success Initiative, and has the dual purpose of opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue among researchers employing different perspectives and approaches to answer related questions about student success at UIC, and putting that research into the hands of practitioners who can make use of it for the benefit of our students.
For questions, please contact Sue Farruggia, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, at spf@uic.edu.