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August 2011

1st Day Disenrollment (Use It or Lose It)

Because class attendance is a key component of academic success, we are continuing with the 1st Day Disenrollment for 2011-12.

In 2010-11, the 1st Day Disenrollment initiative

Early Alert Retention Survey

The Early Alert Program identifies students in each class who are struggling academically.

First-Time Freshmen Mid-Term Grade Review Process (The Party Is Over)

The first semester for first-time freshmen is pivotal to academic success and graduation. After analyzing past data regarding the relationship between the freshmen GPA and retention rates, EKU is implementing a new check on freshmen performance.

General Education Forums

The University General Education Committee (UGEC) is conducting several campus-wide forums in early Fall to obtain feedback on proposed changes to the EKU General Education Program.  Over the summer, workgroups compiled survey response data and developed more specific proposals in response to faculty and staff input.

New Change of Major Process

Changing majors often can delay graduation and increase education costs. To minimize these costly delays to graduation, EKU is implementing a new window of opportunity for students who want to use the EKUDirect link to change a declared program of study. As of Fall 2011,

Academic Advising

Last spring, at the request of the Faculty Senate, a University Advising Committee was formed, with Dr. Norm Spain serving as Chair. The Committee is using the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process to take a comprehensive look at advising from admission to graduation.

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