Our need is to increase persistence rates through intrusive advising support. Fall 2016 to Fall 2017 persistence rates for developmental education students were at 57%.
The necessity for this change is to improve Fall to Spring and Fall to Fall persistence rates.
Intrusive advising services were provided to students in randomly selected developmental courses in Fall 2017. 33 sections received services for a total of 767 students across all developmental coursework. Classroom visits were conducted monthly to provide information regarding campus resources, specialized classes, engaging students in early registration.
54% of students completed early registration with intrusive advising support. Classes without support registered early at a rate of 48%. 85% of students in intrusive and non-intrusive advising sections persisteed to Spring 2018. Fall 2015 and Fall 2016 cohorts had 74% and 76% Fall to Spring persistence rates compared to the 85% persistence rates that we saw for the Fall 2017 cohort both with and without intrusive advising support.
Group advising will be provided to CPD 150 classes which all developmental students are required to take. Our Student Services Specialist will conduct follow up visits to these classes to verify that academic plans have been completed. Open lab hours will also be held to bring students from CPD and developmental courses to come in and receive support on course sequencing and registration.
Intrusive advising services were provided to 33 sections of developmental courses reaching a total of 767 students. Persistence outcomes were the variable of interest to determine impact of this practice. Findings suggest that intrusive advising support higher levels of Fall to Spring student persistence, in particular during priority registration.