The Retention area’s purpose is to work with at-risk students on academic probation. The OSC advisor reviews the student’s academic record and learning history before coordinating with the student to define personal, educational, and career goals as well as the skills needed to achieve these goals.
In addition, the OSC advisor assesses the student’s skill level in areas identified as essential to achievement. The OSC advisor helps to establish the competency level that the student should strive to achieve. The advisor identifies curricular, co- curricular, experiential and community learning strategies that will enable students to develop these skills.
Finally, The OSC advisor reviews and evaluates progress toward goal achievement and skills development. Individualized plans are devised to provide clarity for the students in order to ensure success.
ACADEMIC PROGRESS WARNING PROGRAM
The program is designed to identify and assist students who have issues that are negatively impacting their classroom performance. The faculty member will need to complete the Academic Progress Warning Form indicating the issues impacting the student’s success and any recommendations. Student receives a midterm warning letter, guidance from the OSC Advisor, and directed to the Tutoring Center.
SUCCESS INFORMATION SESSION
The Retention area holds a Success Information Session aimed at all students with a GPA below 2.00, with the goal of explaining the consequences of having a low GPA and the rules and policies of the university. These sessions are held at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. Students are contacted by e-mail and by text message to ensure their mandatory attendance.