SUCCESS for Academic Year: 1213
To provide effective retention services to eligible students (first generation, low-income and students with disabilities) to facilitate their transition to Pacific, assist in their academic success and assist with their transition to the next level of higher education.
To foster a mindset that higher education is obtainable reardless of background as Pacific becomes a more accessible and inclusive campus. Participants will receive a holistic approach to student services that will result in a positive social development and will support their academic endeavors and increase their retention and graduation rates.
SUCCESS provides a place for its students to feel comfortable and know that they can receive assistance and support to achieve their educational and personal goals.
To provide effective services to students to increase their Financial and Economic Literacy.
It is essential that low income students budget their limited financial resources so this will not be a reason for their dropping out of college. Students will be provided with Financial and Economic literacy information sessions to increase their knowledge in this area. Students will submit a written plan that will detail the information learned from these sessions and how this information will assist in their Financial and Economic Plan for Success.
As a result of attending sessions provided by SUCCESS, students will increase their knowledge of Financial and Economic literacy (student financial aid and personal finance areas) as demonstrated by a written Plan for Financial and Economic Success.
Students are made aware of the Student Learning Outcome (SLO) at the beginning of each session in order to actively engage students in the learning process. The written Plan for Financial and Economic Success will be submitted at the end of the Fall semester. A panel comprised of both faculty and staff will review and score the plans using a written communication rubric. These scores will be shared with the student and plans will be kept in the student's folders in the SUCCESS offices.
The majority of the students who complete the written Plan for Financial and Economic Success will report an increase in their knowledge of Financial and Economic literacy as a result of attending the sessions provided by SUCCESS.
Closing the cycle of poverty begins with students understanding the importance of financial and economic literacy. The next step is for students to accept responsibility for their financial standing. The results support that we have met our Student Learning Outcomes.
We will continue to address additional financial relevant information to our students. As SUCCESS students are from low income and first generation college backgrounds, it is essential that they learn how to manage their limited financial resources. We will survey other similar programs at higher educational institutions to learn of other methods to share this information with students.
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To provide educational opportunities for students to develop increased awareness of graduate school options as a way to inform decision making skills regarding the pursuit of graduate or professional education.
The majority of SUCCESS students are from groups underrepresented in graduate programs. These groups include low-income and first generation college students and especially African Americans, American Indians, Chicanos/Latinos, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, Asian American women, and Asian American men in the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences.
As a result of participating in the 2012 Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education on November 3 at San Francisco State University, students will be able to make appropriate decisions regarding pursuing graduate education.
Through a Likert scale and written responses to open-ended questions on the Graduate School Interest form administered to them prior to and at the conclusion of the Graduate Forum.
After participating in the 2012 Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, the majority of student responses will reveal knowledge gained from the Forum regarding the methods of effectively applying to graduate school, securing financial aid, preparing for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE),writing a successful statement of purpose, and other helpful information regarding pursuing graduate education.
A total of 35 out of 40 students who that attended the Forum by way of the chartered bus provided by SUCCESS, a pre and post survey questionnaire was administered to the participants prior to and immediately after attending the Forum to measure the increase in knowledge regarding pursuing graduate education. The following are the results of this survey:] "How informed do you feel about graduate school?" (BEFORE/AFTER) Very Informed 1/4 Informed 3/18, Little Informed 24/1.
Student ratings after attending the Forum indicate that they obtained information that enabled them to be more informed about graduate schools. Participants indicated they gained a great deal of information at the Forum and were very well informed about the graduate school application process, different programs offered, financial assistance, and GRE preparation. The majority of the students now feel confident about applying to and attending graduate school.
As a result of these ratings, SUCCESS should continue to provide this opportunity for students to educate and encourage students to attend graduate school after completing their undergraduate work at Pacific along with committing to addressing areas that need to be improved as stated by students in the interest form along with addressing overall comments. While this event is not organized or sponsored by Pacific or SUCCESS and concerns or comments regarding improvements of event will be forwarded to the event organizers. Also specific examples from evaluation of areas needing to be improved can be given. In the future, either orally (in a focus group) or in writing (in open ended qís on the graduate interest form) have studentís articulate concrete examples of how to apply for graduate schools, what financial assistance is available to them and how to apply, how to prepare for the GRE, and methods of writing a successful statement of purpose along with articulating other concrete examples of other helpful information regarding graduate school. Anita Bautista will be the person responsible for ensuring recommendations are addressed.
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