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2019-2020 Academic Advisement Center Assessment Plan

Assessment Year: 2019-2020
Division: Academic Affairs
Unit: Academic Advisement Center
Unit Director: ccruise1
Completed by: ccruise1
Other Contributors:
Date Completed: 2019/11/15 08:15:00 US/Eastern

Unit Mission

The Academic Advisement Center empowers students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. We provide advising services and registration support for the College community and help students create and execute educational plans, explore life and career aspirations, and persist to graduation and beyond.

Assessment Plan

Outcome 1

Unit Goal

Equip students with the tools and resources they need to: assess their interests and abilities, identify academic and career goals, confidently declare a major/minor, effectively use technology, and develop academic plans.

Unit Outcome

Students with an undeclared major who visit the Academic Advisement Center will demonstrate they are prepared for their academic advisement sessions.

Divisional Goal

Support student progress towards graduation, post-baccalaureate education, and employment goals through advisement, coordinated support services, and effective communication systems.

PMP Goal

TBA

Alignment with York’s Strategic Initiatives

TBA

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Self-Reflection and Accountability - Reflect on their learning, identify challenges, create a plan to meet the challenges, and improve decision-making.

Measure

Advisement session preparation worksheet.

Measure Type

Direct

Target

50% of students with an undeclared major who visit the Academic Advisement Center will be able to demonstrate they are prepared for their academic advisement sessions.


Outcome 2

Unit Goal

Provide student-centered advising services and support that enable students to take responsibility for their academic and career choices.

Unit Outcome

Academic advisors will assist students with an undeclared major make progress toward on time graduation by helping them develop and implement long-term educational plans.

Divisional Goal

Support student progress towards graduation, post-baccalaureate education, and employment goals through advisement, coordinated support services, and effective communication systems.

PMP Goal

Increase the proportion of students who earn 30 credits or more in the first year.

Alignment with York’s Strategic Initiatives

TBA

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Self-Reflection and Accountability - Reflect on their learning, identify challenges, create a plan to meet the challenges, and improve decision-making.

Measure

The Student Educational Planner in DegreeWorks will be used to evaluate the outcome. Data will be tracked using Excel.

Measure Type

Direct

Target

100% of academic advisors will assist students with an undeclared major make progress toward on time graduation by helping them develop and implement long-term educational plans.


Outcome 3

Unit Goal

Provide advising services, training, and degree audit support for the College community.

Unit Outcome

Students who attend the DegreeWorks workshop will demonstrate their ability to log into DegreeWorks and read their Worksheet (degree audit).

Divisional Goal

Support student progress towards graduation, post-baccalaureate education, and employment goals through advisement, coordinated support services, and effective communication systems.

PMP Goal

N/A

Alignment with York’s Strategic Initiatives

TBA

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Self-Reflection and Accountability - Reflect on their learning, identify challenges, create a plan to meet the challenges, and improve decision-making.

Measure

Observation will be used to evaluate this outcome. Data will be recorded in Excel.

Measure Type

Direct

Target

70% of students who attend the DegreeWorks workshop will be able to demonstrate their ability to log into DegreeWorks and read their Worksheet (degree audit).


Outcome 4

Unit Goal

Encourage students to become engaged, self-aware, and deliberate decision-makers.

Unit Outcome

Students will acquire the skills and knowledge they need to access support services.

Divisional Goal

Support student progress towards graduation, post-baccalaureate education, and employment goals through advisement, coordinated support services, and effective communication systems.

PMP Goal

N/A

Alignment with York’s Strategic Initiatives

TBA

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Self-Reflection and Accountability - Reflect on their learning, identify challenges, create a plan to meet the challenges, and improve decision-making.

Measure

Pre-test and post-test. Data will be tracked in Excel.

Measure Type

Direct

Target

At the end of NESS 100, 50% of students who complete the pre-test and post-test survey will report they acquired the skills and knowledge they needed to access support services.


Outcome 5

Unit Goal

Encourage students to become engaged, self-aware, and deliberate decision-makers.

Unit Outcome

Students who attend the Excelsior Scholarship Workshop will report they understand the academic requirements to maintain their scholarship.

Divisional Goal

Support student progress towards graduation, post-baccalaureate education, and employment goals through advisement, coordinated support services, and effective communication systems.

PMP Goal

N/A

Alignment with York’s Strategic Initiatives

TBA

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Self-Reflection and Accountability - Reflect on their learning, identify challenges, create a plan to meet the challenges, and improve decision-making.

Measure

The tool that will be used to collect and evaluate this outcome is a pre-test and post-test. Data will be tracked using Excel spreadsheet.

Measure Type

Direct

Target

65% of students who attend the Excelsior Scholarship Workshop will report they understand the academic requirements for maintaining their scholarship.


Rationale for the Plan

Goals and outcomes to be assessed align with the College's efforts to improve retention and graduation outcomes.

Outcomes to be assessed align with the College's efforts to improve student engagement and success.

Data Collection and Evaluation

Advisement Preparedness: data collection will begin the fourth week of school and end when the semester ends. All professional academic advisors (4 or 5) will be involved in the overall assessment process and the Academic Liaison who coordinates NESS seminars. At least two academic advisors and the director will evaluate, analyze and interpret the data.

SEP: data collection will begin the fourth week of school and end when the semester ends. All professional academic advisors (4-5) will be involved in the overall assessment process. At least two academic advisors and the director will evaluate, analyze and interpret the data.

NESS 100 data collection will begin the first week of school and end at the end of the semester. The Academic Liaison who oversees the NESS seminars will be involved in the overall assessment process and participate with the director in the evaluation, analysis and interpretation of data.

DegreeWorks data collection will begin with the first workshop and end with the last workshop. The DegreeWorks Specialist, trained peer leaders and/or student workers will be involved in the overall assessment process. The DegreeWorks Specialist will evaluate, analyze, and interpret the data.

Excelsior Scholarship: Data collection will begin at the begin of each workshop and end at the close of each workshop. The Excelsior and Academic Liaison will be involved in the overall assessment process and participate with the director in the evaluation, analysis and interpretation of data.