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Title: Lizette Bartholdi, Director of Academic Advising

Creating an Intrusive Advising Model for High
Risk StudentsNACADA Annual Conference CODE 670
  • Lizette Bartholdi, Director of Academic Advising
  • Heather Wallace, Academic Advisor

Outline of Program
  • Who we are
  • Intrusive Advising Tools We Use
  • For all our students
  • Catherine Connection Folders
  • College Student Inventory
  • As Needed
  • EAST
  • Academic 411
  • For at-risk populations
  • PACE
  • Probation Students
  • Other services
  • Discussion

Who we are , the institution
  • ? Two campuses, St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN
  • 5,328 total students
  • associate
  • baccalaureate college for women
  • masters
  • doctoral degrees
  • 3,338 undergraduates including a Weekend College
    for non-traditional students

Who we are, the College for Women
  • Founded in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of
    Carondelet as a Catholic, liberal arts college
    for women in St. Paul.
  • 2, 107 Women
  • 27.3 Multicultural
  • Average age 22
  • 80 of First Year students live on Campus

Who we are, Mission-driven
  • St. Catherine University educates students to
    lead and influence. Inspired by its visionary
    founding in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of
    Carondelet, more than a century later the
    University serves diverse students, with a
    baccalaureate college for women at its heart and
    graduate and associate programs for women and
  • At all degree levels, St. Catherine integrates
    liberal arts and professional education within
    the Catholic tradition, emphasizing intellectual
    inquiry and social teaching, and challenging
    students to transformational leadership.
    Committed to excellence and opportunity, St.
    Catherine University develops ethical, reflective
    and socially responsible leaders, informed by the
    philosophy of the womens college and the spirit
    of the founders.

Advising Tools We Use with All Students
  • Catherine Connection Folder
  • Given to all incoming students and Academic
  • Links student development process to specific St.
    Kates events and resources both academic and co
  • Advising Tool program planning sheets enclosed
  • Created by student affairs

Advising Tools We Use with All Students
  • Noel Levitz College Student Inventory
  • All first year students assigned to take
    assessment during first week
  • Provide a snap shot of students attitude and
    students perceived need for resources
  • Discussed at first advising meeting with student
    and The Reflective Woman instructor during first
    4 weeks of class
  • Advisor/Instructor refers to academic and student
    affairs resources

Advising Tools We Use As Needed
  • EAST Early Alert System Team
  • Online form for non-academic Issues
  • Weekly meeting for discussion of referred
  • TEAM consists of
  • Residence Life
  • Counseling
  • Deans of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and
    Multicultural Affairs
  • Directors of Academic Advising, Retention

Advising Tools We Use As Needed
  • Academic 411
  • Link on Class Roster Generates an email to
    student, CC Academic Advising
  • Reasons for academic concern
  • Academic DifficultyAcademic IntegrityAttitudeE
    arly departuresLate arrivals Incomplete or
    missing assignments Lack of participation ETC.
  • Recommended Actions to this student
  • Contact the O'Neill Center for Academic Contact
    your academic advisor Recommend you make an
    appointment with Academic AdvisingSpeak to
    instructor Withdraw from this course

Advising Tools for At-Risk Students
  • How do we define At Risk?
  • ACT Composite below 20
  • High School grades in the low 2.0
  • range
  • Writing Sample showed signs of needing assistance
    in reading/writing
  • Shared Personal Information in Admissions

Advising Tools for At-Risk Students
  • Started in 2006 retention went from low 70s to
    80 after adding this program
  • Early Orientation overnight program including
  • Family program
  • Financial Aid Program
  • Former SOAR student panel
  • How is college different than high school
  • Registration
  • PACE Summer Orientation and Registration
  • LEAP and SOAR students attend

Advising Tools for At-Risk Students
  • Gardners Your College Experience
  • Study Skills
  • Transition to College
  • StrengthsQuest
  • Positive Focus
  • Introduction to University Resources
  • PACE Seminar
  • Taught and advised by Academic Advisors.
  • 2 elective credits

Advising Tools for At-Risk Students
  • Students at moderate academic risk or who present
    non-academic concerns in admissions essay.
  • Limited to 3 courses their first semester
  • Special attention given to College Student
  • Working with student affairs to collaborate more
    with this population, gathering data on student
    success and retention
  • SOAR
  • Students

Advising Tools for At-Risk Students
  • For Highest Academic Risk First Year Students
  • Letter and contract inviting them to program
  • First Semester Classes
  • PACE Seminar
  • Paired Learning Community
  • The Reflective Woman
  • Building Reading and Writing Skills for College
  • One class selected by student
  • LEAP Learning Enrichment and Advising Program

Advising Tools for At-Risk Students Probation
  • Created Mandatory Probation Workshops in 2008
  • Workshops developed from focus groups and
    student feedback
  • Workshops offered by both Academic and Student
  • Detailed tracking and follow up

Advising Tools for At-Risk Students Academic
Success Workshops
  • Workshops held in Residence Halls open to all
  • Setting Priorities Managing Your Time
  • Approaching Faculty Successfully  
  • Overcoming Financial Stress
  • Lovin What You Have Tips for Strengthening Your
    Emotional Wellbeing

Other Support for At-Risk Students
  • Access and Success for Student Parents
  • Social Worker
  • MIPS
  • Peer Mentors for all first year multicultural
  • ONeil Center for Academic Development
  • Math, Science and Writing Tutors
  • Disability Services
  • Career Development
  • Counseling

  • What works on your campus?
  • What are you considering that you might like
    feedback on?
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