The Academic Success Center (ASC) supports students in discovering new ways of independent and collaborative learning. The ASC contributes to student academic success by facilitating faculty-staff partnerships that design, implement, and assess innovative, data-informed, evidence-based academic programming and support that ensures educational equity. This programming complements classroom learning and addresses diverse student academic needs.
A. The OUGS Dean, Senior Co-Director of CLASS (Centers for Learning and Academic Success), and ASC Director develop the charge for this council and establish its composition.
B. Determine how to develop the council into a permanent and sustainable advisory group with a long-term election and rotation strategy.
C. Once the council is established, the ASC sub-committee will work with the ASC Director to identify immediate tasks specific to the programmatic needs of the ASC.
A. Senior Co-Director of CLASS and ASC Director develop an ASC communication plan that complements the OUGS plan, including identifying audiences and communication sharing strategies.
B. Create staff trainings and timelines for all communications.
A. Develop a recruitment plan that supports ASC goals, including focus groups to determine how to recruit and engage students for relevant programs. Launch ASC staff hiring plan.
B. Strategize with the Faculty Center to showcase previous, faculty-created programs to highlight development of pilot projects.
C. Pilot the development and delivery of 1-2 new programs/academic interventions per year as appropriate.
D. Communicate successes to campus community.
A. Lead data-informed, evidence-based academic interventions to promote students’ academic success and facilitate graduation in collaboration with campus partners.
B. ASC Director and Advisory Council develop priority criteria for ASC space and programming. Determine a set of baseline data markers for each program.
C. ASC Director and Advisory Council develop guidelines for short-term and long-term usage of the ASC space.
D. Facilitate growth of staff and faculty-led programming.
E. Facilitate growth of Supplemental Instruction.
F. Facilitate Pop-Up Tutoring pilot.
G. Facilitate Study Buddy pilot.
H. Facilitate growth of faculty partnerships .
I. Develop and utilize ongoing assessment practices for efficient and effective space utilization. Document and archive goals.
A. Document annual budget progress towards institutionalization of the ASC. Track progress towards 100% institutionalization.
B. Calculate annual DFW and unit-load metrics. Calculate FTES costs/savings.
C. Secure additional grants and awards to support ASC staffing and academic success programming.