ERIC Number: ED382264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
SELECT: Achieving & Rewarding Excellence in Faculty Advising.
Clark, Kim; And Others
In an effort to retain students, improve advisement, and encourage computer usage at Coffeyville Community College (CCC), in Kansas, the SELECT Advisor program was instituted in the summer of 1993. A $1,000 grant was awarded to six faculty members to become Master Advisors, which involved attending a summer workshop, helping with student orientations, teaching one section of college orientation, mentoring 10 at-risk students, and participating in the Early Academic Warning System (EAWS). EAWS is a daily reporting system, accessed through electronic mail, that allows instructors to issue warnings regarding low test scores, homework not turned in, absences, or unsatisfactory work to students, their advisors, the Dean of Students, and other campus administrators. To evaluate the effectiveness of the SELECT program, 80 at-risk students were chosen in fall 1993 to participate in a special pilot program. Halfway through the term, only seven SELECT advisees had dropped out and only two had grade point averages below 2.5. Further, a September 1994 retention report on all fall 1993 freshmen indicated that the at-risk students in the SELECT program had a 73% retention rate, compared to a 70% retention rate for students enrolled in orientation classes and a 42% retention rate for students not enrolled in orientation classes. In 1994, 73 students participated in the program and achieved a spring 1995 retention rate of 86%. (Appendixes include college orientation activities, samples of computer advisement programs, and a list of Master Advisors for 1993-95.) (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coffeyville Community Coll., KS.
Identifiers: Coffeyville Community College KS
Note: Paper presented at the National Academic Advising Association Region VII Conference (Austin, TX, May 24-26, 1995).