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  • 1. The Transformation from Faculty-DrivenAdvisement to Center-Based ProfessionalAdvisementGeorgia Southern UniversitysCollege of Business Administration

2. Enrollment: 19,691 (17,044Undergraduate; 2,647 Graduate) College of Business Enrollment: 3,390(2,959 Undergraduate; 431 Graduate) 3. Reason for Transition Universitys change from TeachingInstitution to Carnegie Doctoral/ResearchUniversity Facultys increasing teaching and researchdemands Board of Regents initiatives mandate thatall students must be advised Improve Retention, Progression andGraduation rates to secure state funds 4. OBJECTIVES Develop Anticipated 5-year Outcomes Improve and measure quality ofadvisement Identify and assist students in academicdifficulty Continue building relationships betweenall COBA students, faculty and staff 5. Transitional Timeline August 2010:Planning of blueprintto change fromfaculty advisement toprofessional based December 2010:advisement for allPlans approved byundergraduate COBA Provost andstudentsPresidentOctober 2010: January 2011:Proposed outcomes Partial budget were developed,approved drafted and sent through chain ofcommand 6. Transitional Timeline (Cont.)March 2011: Funds allocated to hire threeadditional advisorsand renovate COBA June 2011:Student Services ConstructionCentermakeover beganJune 2011: Mid- August 2011:Three advisors were Transformationapproved and hired complete! Advisement of all 3,000 COBAstudents began2011-2012Academic Year 7. Pre-Makeover 8. The Renovation ProcessRenovations began June 2011 and were completed in August2011Step 1: new carpetStep 2: new officesand paintinstalledStep 3: New Center! 9. MOVE THAT BUS!! 10. Our New HOME 11. Our New HOME 12. Reconstruction of theAdvisement Process Communication to students of changes inadvisement procedures Division of Advisees Identifying and assisting at-risk students Measuring the success of the newadvisement process 13. Communication to Students Email from Dean of COBA regarding thechange from faculty advisement toprofessional advisement Social Networking - Facebook - Twitter - Website update Print Media - Stall Street Journals - Flyers 14. Division of Advisees Equal division between advisors by alpha Advisees remain with one advisor fromOrientation until Graduation Each advisor has around 450 advisees Major responsibilities include preliminarygraduation audit, face-to-face advisementeach semester, monitoring at-riskstudent progress and transfer creditreview 15. Appointment Process Email is sent to advisees with link toAppointment Plus, an online appointmentsystem QR Codes put on flyers, Facebook,Twitter and Student Services website Due to large number of advisees, studentsare only allowed one appointment. Ifmissed, they must attend walk-inadvisement at the end of the semester 16. Identifying and Assisting At-Risk Students Noel-Levitz- College Student Inventory: Given to incomingfreshmen at orientation- Mid Year Assessment: Given to same populationduring Spring Advisement Based on survey results, students referred toappropriate on-campus resource Early Alert Midterm Grades- Academic Action Plan 17. Identifying and Assisting At- Risk Students (Cont.)Academic Action Plan 18. Measuring the Success of theNew Advisement Process Advisement Satisfaction Survey Advisees are asked to complete afteradvisement appointment COBA Advisement Sign-In Fall 2011 first 6 weeks of advisement: 1,440 Spring 2012 first 6 weeks of advisement:1,854 19. Comparison of Survey ResultsCenter-Based Advisement Faculty-Based Advisement 20. Comparison of Survey ResultsCenter-Based Advisement Faculty-Based Advisement 21. Comparison of Survey ResultsCenter-Based Advisement Faculty-Based Advisement 22. Faculty Survey Says 23. Advisor Survey Says 24. Expected 5-Year Outcomes Accelerate progression from Pre-Businessto BBA status (Current: 44.4%, Target:49.4%) Improve retention and progression ofCOBAs EIP students (Current: 84.0%,Target: 86.5%) Reduce the percentage of COBA studentswho are not in good academic standing 25. Questions? 26. Contact Information Bobbie Williams bobbie-w@georgiasouthern.edu Leslie Sheppard lsheppard@georgiasouthern.edu Stephanie Williams sawilliams@georgiasouthern.edu Jean Nessmith jeannessmith@georgiasouthern.edu Lisa Sapp lsapp@georgiasouthern.edu Chris Lundy wlundy@georgiasouthern.edu Patti Kelly pkelly@georgiasouthern.edu Rashonda Bostic rbostic@georgiasouthern.edu