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					                              Summary of Student Life Cycle

Mission Statement
(Draft-From Valencia) A system of shared responsibilities between students and the college that results
in social and academic integration, education and career plans, and the acquisition of study and life
skills.

Developmental Advising-Definition
Developmental Advising is a student-centered approach toward developing a relationship among
students, faculty and other college professionals. This alliance develops through mutual trust, shared
responsibilities, and commitment to helping students identify, cla4rify, and realize their personal,
academic, career, and life goals. Developmental Advising is an ongoing growth process which assists
students in the exploration, clarification, communication, and implementation of realistic choices based
on self-awareness of abilities, interests, and values.

Student Progression
The model is learner-centered: fundamentally the question is then, how do students experience this
model? From the “student perspective”, the model was designed as a five-stage process over time with
specific learner-outcomes and learner-performance indicators for each stage.

At this time, Delgado Student Affairs departments have contributed to the development of this model.
In terms of finalizing and confirming the outcomes and indicators for each stage, it is ready to be
circulated through academic and functional areas of the college for further input, especially in stages 3-
5.




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                        Summary of Student Life Cycle Stages

Stage 1 – Pre-Entry
Definition: Covers the period from when students have initial contact with college to the time they
make a postsecondary educational (career) choice.

Outcome: As a result of learning at this stage…

Students make thoughtful and informed choices about college choice based on an awareness of their
general career and academic interests, and complete the enrollment process in a timely manner.

Performance Indicators: We know we’re on track at this stage if students…

    1. Believe that college education is possible
           a. Know what Delgado Community College offers that can help achieve their academic and
               career goals
    2. Have the skills to become admitted and register for classes
           a. Satisfy admissions’ requirements, including immunizations in a timely manner,
               transcripts evaluated
    3. Have the skills to make a financial plan for obtaining a college education
           a. Financial aid process is understood and completed in a timely manner
           b. Uses financial aid information regarding his/her options
    4. Make initial choices about educational and career interests and discuss them with advisors
       and others
           a. Knows how to behave. Knows their rights and responsibilities as a student and
               successful learner
    5. Fully participate and have timely completion of application, assessment, orientation, financial
       aid and enrollment processes before the start of classes.
           a. Attend an orientation session (online or FTF) use the college catalog, campus map, class
               schedule, and also activate their email account, E2campus, use academic calendar to
               plan life and school (transport, kids, work, etc.); get books and school supplies, 90%
               register, get correct schedules (syllabi?), can explain what their rights and
               responsibilities are as a student
    6. Start course work in college-level courses or are appropriately placed in college preparatory
       courses based on current skill level in reading, mathematics and English
           a. Have a proven readiness for class (through pre-reqs/placement or advising), take, get,
               and understand placement scores

Guiding Principles: The way we define how students will succeed at this stage is based on our belief
that…

    1. Establishing a good impression upon first contact with any Delgado person or publicized
       message increases students’ interest and attendance at Delgado.
    2. Students who experience college procedures consistently on all campuses are more likely to have
       a good impression.
    3. Consistent and reliable financial aid information and assistance provided to students and parents
       will increase the number of students who enroll in college.
    4. Students are more likely to attend college if they have career and/or personal interests requiring
       education.
    5. Students are more likely to attend Delgado if they feel a connection to the college and can see
       how our programs help achieve their career and/or personal goals.
    6. Frequent and consistent messages about enrollment and readiness increase students’ likelihood
       of starting school successfully.




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Stage 2 – Introduction to College
Definition: Covers the period when the student applies to college as a degree-seeking student to their
completion of 15 credit hours. (checking on hours)

Outcome: As a result of learning at this stage…

 Students make academic and social connections and successfully complete their first year course work at
the College.

Performance Indicators: We know we’re on track at this stage if students…

    1. Research and select a career path
           a. Receive assistance with career exploration
           b. Be motivated to work and to learn
           c. Have a positive impression to this point
    2. Establish and update an education plan
           a. Be able to explain the purpose of their general education courses and how each of their
               program-specific courses is related to others
           b. Know why they are taking each class on the schedule
           c. Meet with an academic advisor and develop a schedule, review college policies and use
               the information on study skill information sessions
    3. Be prepared to enter/continue college level course work
           a. Can adapt to different teaching styles by understanding their own learning style
           b. Have their books and supplies on day 1
           c. Know and use office hours, tutoring, open labs, library
           d. Follows guidelines on student conduct
           e. Know how to read and write at the college level
    4. Make significant progress towards completing the college prep sequence, if necessary
           a. Develop relationship with their College Coach
               Meet with an academic advisor and develop a schedule, review college policies and use
               the information on study skill information sessions
    5. Participate in campus and college wide events and activities
           a. Engage in some type of interaction with faculty or students outside of the classroom (ex.
               Student organizations, participates in on campus activities, etc.)
           b. Have instructors who are his/her partner in learning
    6. Demonstrate persistence in enrollment and at least 75% successful completion of course work

Guiding Principles: The way we define how students will succeed at this stage is based on our belief
that…

    1. The more Delgado can “de-mystify” the college experience so that it is explicit to new students
       “what they should do when and WHY”, the more new students will be successful in college.
    2. Students who experience college procedures consistently on all campuses are more likely to
       “start right.”
    3. Students who have career and educational plans early in their college experience will have more
       success in college.
    4. New students who enroll in CCSS 107 have better success in college as demonstrated by
       research.
    5. Students who make social connections with faculty and peers early in their college experience
       will have more success in college.
    6. Students are more likely to succeed if they experience high engagement at the college.
    7. Technology systems that allow students to get information on career and educational programs
       and to conduct business with Delgado easily will result in increased student success in college.




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Stage 3 – Progression
Definition: Covers the period in which the students are completing certificate/degree or necessary
requirements; approximately between the completion of 16 and 45 credit hours.

Outcome: As a result of learning at this stage…

Students become increasingly self-sufficient in their ability to implement career and educational goals.

Performance Indicators: We know we’re on track at this stage if students…

    1. Commit to educational plans that guide their course choices each session
           a. Be able to relay the requirements for their chosen program and what they need to do to
               get there
           b. Know the length of their program and # of semesters needed to complete it, the course
               & section number, instructors’ name, student ID#
    2. Self-assess and respond to progress in attaining the Delgado Core
       Competencies/Characteristics
    3. Select portfolio entries that reflect skills required to achieve academic and career goals
    4. Pursue options for continued education or employment after graduation

Guiding Principles: The way we define how students will succeed at this stage is based on our belief
that…

    1. Students who are self-sufficient and motivated are more likely to succeed in college.
    2. Technology can provide information on career and educational planning, which students can
       access on their own, resulting in increased degree completion.
    3. Students who learn how to learn are more successful in college.
    4. Students should be able to document and articulate what they have learned in terms of the
       Delgado core competencies.
    5. Providing students with regular feedback, such as advising and degree audits, will result in
       increased degree completion.




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Stage 4 – Completion
Definition: Covers the period when students are making preparation to complete their degree and
transition to a 4 yr college/university or into the workplace; generally from the completion of 45 credit
hours and beyond.

Outcome: As a result of learning at this stage…

 Students make appropriate preparation to transition to the workplace or to transfer to an upper division
college/university

Performance Indicators: We know we’re on track at this stage if students…

    1.   Define plans for continued education or employment after graduation
    2.   Complete the Associate’s degree with 72 credit hours or less
    3.   Utilize a portfolio that reflects their curricular and co-curricular growth and achievement
    4.   Write a resume that documents their educational experiences and workplace skills
              a. Students articulate what they have learned and what they can do

Guiding Principles: The way we define how students will succeed at this stage is based on our belief
that…

    1. Technology access should provide information to students to plan for their transfer to a 4-year
       college or for job search.
    2. Students who complete an associate degree should have a resume and job search skills.
    3. Students should have defined a plan to graduate, transfer, or pursue employment by the time
       they complete ??? credit hours.
    4. Students pursuing employment should be able to identify potential employers for whom they are
       qualified.
    5. Students who plan to transfer to a 4-year college should be able to identify and have completed
       the pre-requisites for their major.




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Stage 5 – Continuing Relationships
Definition: Covers the return of students to the college after they have graduated.

Outcome: As a result of learning at this stage…

Students are able to recreate the experience of goal-setting, career choice, and educational planning in
periods of career transition, retooling, or acquiring new skills.

Performance Indicators: We know we’re on track at this stage if students…

    1. Set goals for themselves which reflect their ability to think critically, evaluate options,
       communicate their need for educational and career training, and to actively pursue the
       opportunities provided by the college
    2. Utilize college services to meet their goals
    3. Maintain a portfolio and resume which reflect continual movement toward self-actualization
    4. Be self-motivated to seek educational opportunities that enhance and update skills
            a. Maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with the College (?)

Guiding Principles: The way we define how students will succeed at this stage is based on our belief
that…

    1. Learning enhances a person’s life.
    2. Students who have been motivated by their college experience will continue to learn and
       encourage others to learn.
    3. In the Information Age, it is necessary to update skills frequently.
    4. Students will maintain a life-long relationship with Delgado if we offer opportunities they need to
       stay current in their professional and leisure pursuits.




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                                          Glossary
1. College:

2. Developmental Advising: a student-centered approach toward developing a relationship
   among students, faculty and other college professionals. This alliance develops through mutual
   trust, shared responsibilities, and commitment to helping students identify, clarify, and realize
   their personal, academic, career and life goals. Developmental Advising is an ongoing growth
   process which assists students in the exploration, clarification, communication, and
   implementation of realistic choices based on self-awareness of abilities, interests, and values.

3. Engagement:

4. Enrolled:

5. Financial Assistance:

6. Graduate:

7. Guiding Principle: these are the big ideas, beliefs, and values that we use to make decisions.
   They drive how we state the outcomes and the performance indicators. Completes the
   statement, “The way we define how students will succeed at this stage is based on our belief
   that…”

8. Learning Centered: a way of being in which learning is the primary focus of all decisions made
   and actions taken at the college

9. Outcome: a result that can be seen, monitored, and measured. Answers the question, “As a
   result of learning, students will be able to. . . .”

10. Performance Indicator: factors that must occur along the way in order to achieve the outcome.
    Answers the question, “We know we’re on track if students….”




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                                                                           Delgado Community College
                                                                           Planning for Student Success
                                                                        Student Life Cycle Model in Motion

Stage 1 – Pre-Entry
Definition: Covers the period from when students have initial contact with college to the time they make a postsecondary educational (career) choice.
Outcome: i.e. Students make thoughtful and informed choices about college choice based on an awareness of their general career and academic interests, and complete the enrollment process
in a timely manner.
Guiding Principles: Establishing a good impression upon first contact with any Delgado person or publicized message increases students’ interest and attendance at Delgado. Students who
experience college procedures consistently on all campuses are more likely to have a good impression. Consistent and reliable financial aid information and assistance provided to students and
parents will increase the number of students who enroll in college. Students are more likely to attend college if they have career and/or personal interests requiring education. Students are more
likely to attend Delgado if they feel a connection to the college and can see how our programs help achieve their career and/or personal goals. Frequent and consistent messages about
enrollment and readiness increase students’ likelihood of starting school successfully.
Performance Indicator:              What we’re doing now…                  What needs to happen:                                           Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this         Processes, initiatives effectively in Determine steward(s) for this step, timeline                     Web links, content, interactive sources
stage will….                        place or that need review              Determine measures for success
Believe that college education         Internal/External                     Examine data to inform specific market targets and            Paying for college – cost, financial aid, work study,
is possible                              Communications and Marketing          message: EMAS, employment trends, demographics,                personal budgeting or educational calculator?
                                       Recruitment                            publicize this to the college                                  o www.mappingyourfuture.biz/oslc/
Know what Delgado                      Word of mouth                         Create a Delgado awareness campaign: must have                 o www.ed.gov/finaid/landing.jhtml?src=In
Community College offers that          Catalog                                concise, consistent, and clear message throughout the          o www.cashcourse.org/und/Default.aspx
can help achieve their academic        Handbooks                              College (“Ask me” polo shirts) and the region                  o www.fafsa.ed.gov
and career goals                                                               o EVERYONE is an ambassador                                    o Payment plan option (?)
                                                                               o What are current students, alumni, and programs             Programs of study – marketing material for each
                                                                                   doing                                                      program, length, courses, master syllabi
                                                                               o Refute concerns about attending community college           Support services – child care, health services,
                                                                              Outreach campaign/partnerships – employers, teachers,          disability services, international students
                                                                               alumni, community, 4-year schools, career tech, etc.          Learning for success – link to testimonials, “Learning-
                                                                              Review existing documents that are put out to students,        Centered” mission, taking responsibility for learning,
                                                                               public, faculty/staff                                          traditional and online learning (what they are), online
                                                                              Solicit marketing material from each program                   self-assessment, “Why do I have to take this course?”
                                                                              Research and determine personal tools – learning styles        learning style inventory, self-assessment

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Stage 1 – Pre-Entry
Definition: Covers the period from when students have initial contact with college to the time they make a postsecondary educational (career) choice.
Outcome: i.e. Students make thoughtful and informed choices about college choice based on an awareness of their general career and academic interests, and complete the enrollment process
in a timely manner.
Guiding Principles: Establishing a good impression upon first contact with any Delgado person or publicized message increases students’ interest and attendance at Delgado. Students who
experience college procedures consistently on all campuses are more likely to have a good impression. Consistent and reliable financial aid information and assistance provided to students and
parents will increase the number of students who enroll in college. Students are more likely to attend college if they have career and/or personal interests requiring education. Students are more
likely to attend Delgado if they feel a connection to the college and can see how our programs help achieve their career and/or personal goals. Frequent and consistent messages about
enrollment and readiness increase students’ likelihood of starting school successfully.
Performance Indicator:              What we’re doing now…                  What needs to happen:                                           Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this         Processes, initiatives effectively in Determine steward(s) for this step, timeline                     Web links, content, interactive sources
stage will….                        place or that need review              Determine measures for success
                                                                               inventory, eportfolio, etc.                                    o Learning Communities
                                                                              Bridge Program/pre-college experience – online, after          o Service Learning
                                                                               application (?)                                                o WISE woman center
                                                                              Course to prepare students for college – online self-          o Online learning resources
                                                                               assessment, learning style, maybe CSI. Possibly e-             o Tutoring labs
                                                                               portfolio                                                      o Library
                                                                              Peer recruiting/mentoring program                             Campus Life - clubs and social opportunities,
Have the skills to become              Provide applicants with the           Setting a Transition Date – June 30th?                         athletics, social networking,
admitted and register for                admissions requirements,             Identify freshmen – applied but not registered. Find out       o http://www.dcc.edu/studentlife/
classes                                  online and face-to-face               if they’re going to attend.                                    o E2Campus
                                         o F2F communications a                o Develop service organization (Ambassador) for new            o SGA on Twitter
Satisfy admissions’                          MUST – continue CCSS visits            students                                                  o SGA on Facebook
requirements, including                      and others                       Financial aid message – “applying is just the first step”     Residential information - Crime stats, neighborhood,
immunizations in a timely                o DCC Student Self-Serve              o Financial aid options are explained                          housing, transportation
manner, transcripts evaluated          Providing assistance to those          o Write out FA process                                        Setting goals – career exploration, handbook of
                                         students needing help in             Attending Financial Aid Administrators’                        occupations, economic trends, educational roadmap
Have the skills to make a                completing the FAFSA                  updates/conferences                                           National recognition – accreditations, program
financial plan for obtaining a           application                           o Providing student with up-to-date funding                    awards
college education                        o Financial Aid help desk (all             opportunities                                            Campuses and sites
                                             campuses)                        Application process                                           Admissions – online application, dual-enrollment,
Financial aid process is               Financial aid efforts – signage,       o Online, all inclusive                                        international students, veterans (link to Vet’s page
understood and completed in a            Q&A, tutorials                        o Simplifying application – color coding, redesign,            and VUB), GED, important dates, scheduling a

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Stage 1 – Pre-Entry
Definition: Covers the period from when students have initial contact with college to the time they make a postsecondary educational (career) choice.
Outcome: i.e. Students make thoughtful and informed choices about college choice based on an awareness of their general career and academic interests, and complete the enrollment process
in a timely manner.
Guiding Principles: Establishing a good impression upon first contact with any Delgado person or publicized message increases students’ interest and attendance at Delgado. Students who
experience college procedures consistently on all campuses are more likely to have a good impression. Consistent and reliable financial aid information and assistance provided to students and
parents will increase the number of students who enroll in college. Students are more likely to attend college if they have career and/or personal interests requiring education. Students are more
likely to attend Delgado if they feel a connection to the college and can see how our programs help achieve their career and/or personal goals. Frequent and consistent messages about
enrollment and readiness increase students’ likelihood of starting school successfully.
Performance Indicator:              What we’re doing now…                  What needs to happen:                                           Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this         Processes, initiatives effectively in Determine steward(s) for this step, timeline                     Web links, content, interactive sources
stage will….                        place or that need review              Determine measures for success
timely manner                          Registrar – FERPA (?) online               tutorial and a help drop box                               campus tour? scheduling placement test?,
                                         tutorials for faculty/staff           o Immediate contact from College upon inquiry or               preparation resources for placement tests and ACT
Uses financial aid information         Review and update code of                  application                                                o www.studio4learning.com
regarding his/her options                conduct (including plagiarism)       Mandatory F2F on-campus tour (apply early!)                    o (Check w/ Gwen on other links)
                                         o Consensus determined by             o Get contact information from EMAS
Make initial choices about                   college                           o SGA makes calls for further assistance
educational and career                   o Plan for communicating             “Now You’re Ready” Assigned area for
interests and discuss them               o Inclusion on SA and AA              ambassador/liaison – until they get to an advisor
with advisors and others                     documents (incl. syllabi)         o Block on student until they see an advisor. Build
                                                                                   criteria for who needs ambassador, assistance.
Knows how to behave. Knows                                                         Student tele-counselors – email.
their rights and responsibilities                                              o Return receipt on individual’s personal email.
as a student and successful                                                        Ambassadors call to define admission status – “We
learner                                                                            have this…We still need that…” Apply early, so you
                                                                                   can get transportation, child care organized.
                                                                              Another communication after acceptance – use personal
                                                                               email up to a certain point, let them know that they’ll get
                                                                               info. from DCC email.
Fully participate and have             Informing Students via email          Consensus on definition of “readiness”
timely completion of                     blasts, flyers and posters of        Evaluate placement measures, COMPASS
application, assessment,                 pertinent dates and deadlines        Design and coordinate effective signage for all campuses
orientation, financial aid and           o Need to have refund by             Review and update training for advisors, faculty, student

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Stage 1 – Pre-Entry
Definition: Covers the period from when students have initial contact with college to the time they make a postsecondary educational (career) choice.
Outcome: i.e. Students make thoughtful and informed choices about college choice based on an awareness of their general career and academic interests, and complete the enrollment process
in a timely manner.
Guiding Principles: Establishing a good impression upon first contact with any Delgado person or publicized message increases students’ interest and attendance at Delgado. Students who
experience college procedures consistently on all campuses are more likely to have a good impression. Consistent and reliable financial aid information and assistance provided to students and
parents will increase the number of students who enroll in college. Students are more likely to attend college if they have career and/or personal interests requiring education. Students are more
likely to attend Delgado if they feel a connection to the college and can see how our programs help achieve their career and/or personal goals. Frequent and consistent messages about
enrollment and readiness increase students’ likelihood of starting school successfully.
Performance Indicator:              What we’re doing now…                  What needs to happen:                                           Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this         Processes, initiatives effectively in Determine steward(s) for this step, timeline                     Web links, content, interactive sources
stage will….                        place or that need review              Determine measures for success
enrollment processes before                  14th day                          workers – accurate and consciously delivered
the start of classes.                    o Deferment/$100                      information
                                       Students receive an admit slip        Year-round on-campus visits at specified times
Attend an orientation session            describing the testing process       Review orientation – inclusive of vital information
(online or FTF) use the college          and location                          needed for a smooth transition
catalog, campus map, class             Making the placement                   o Packet w/ Checklist: deadlines, child care, transport
schedule, and also activate              assessment dates available                plan, SAT/ACT courses, DL offerings, everything to
their email account, E2campus,         Mandating placement exams                  prepare to come to school. Have a reason why
use academic calendar to plan            for all students lacking                  certain information is needed
life and school (transport, kids,        appropriate ACT scores,               o Dream – activate email account, get ID, apply early!
work, etc.); get books and               therefore insuring proper             o Financial Aid Message – “applying is just the first
school supplies, 90% register,           placement of student                      step”
get correct schedules (syllabi?),      Following the competition of                 What are the rules?
can explain what their rights            test students are given an                  Verify if/when financial aid letter is received
and responsibilities are as a            orientation appointment or            o Multiple messages on what is required for first day,
student                                  directed to advising to discuss           why GenEd important (video?). Knowledge of
                                         placement and recommend                   student, program, life in order to succeed. Are you
Start course work in college-            classes                                   ready? Do I have my support system? Explain what a
level courses or are                   After advising, testing, and               learning-centered experience is
appropriately placed in college          online orientation to college
preparatory courses based on             success, have the student
current skill level in reading,          complete an online timeline

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Stage 1 – Pre-Entry
Definition: Covers the period from when students have initial contact with college to the time they make a postsecondary educational (career) choice.
Outcome: i.e. Students make thoughtful and informed choices about college choice based on an awareness of their general career and academic interests, and complete the enrollment process
in a timely manner.
Guiding Principles: Establishing a good impression upon first contact with any Delgado person or publicized message increases students’ interest and attendance at Delgado. Students who
experience college procedures consistently on all campuses are more likely to have a good impression. Consistent and reliable financial aid information and assistance provided to students and
parents will increase the number of students who enroll in college. Students are more likely to attend college if they have career and/or personal interests requiring education. Students are more
likely to attend Delgado if they feel a connection to the college and can see how our programs help achieve their career and/or personal goals. Frequent and consistent messages about
enrollment and readiness increase students’ likelihood of starting school successfully.
Performance Indicator:              What we’re doing now…                  What needs to happen:                                           Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this         Processes, initiatives effectively in Determine steward(s) for this step, timeline                     Web links, content, interactive sources
stage will….                        place or that need review              Determine measures for success
mathematics and English                  with his/her degree
                                         requirements along with a
Have a proven readiness for              thoughtful plan on how they’ll
class (through pre-                      manage time, budget, and
reqs/placement or advising),             learning
take, get, and understand
placement scores




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Stage 2 – Introduction to College
Definition: Covers the period when the student applies to college as a degree-seeking student to their completion of 15 credit hours. (checking on hours)
Outcome: i.e. Students make academic and social connections and successfully complete their first year course work at the College.
Guiding Principles: The more Delgado can “de-mystify” the college experience so that it is explicit to new students “what they should do when and WHY”, the more new students will be
successful in college. Students who experience college procedures consistently on all campuses are more likely to “start right.” Students who have career and educational plans early in their
college experience will have more success in college. New students who enroll in CCSS 107 have better success in college as demonstrated by research. Students who make social connections with
faculty and peers early in their college experience will have more success in college. Students are more likely to succeed if they experience high engagement at the college. Technology systems
that allow students to get information on career and educational programs and to conduct business with Delgado easily will result in increased student success in college.
Performance Indicator:               What we’re doing now…                 What needs to happen:                                             Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this
stage will….
Research and select a career           Career exploration is a               Practice good customer service                                  Setting goals – career exploration, handbook of
path                                    component in DCC’s college            Research and develop tools                                        occupations, economic trends, educational roadmap
                                        success skills course                 Train faculty/staff                                             My Career Plan – progress plan toward “life after
Receive assistance with career         The Office of Testing offers          Listen and respond to student feedback                            Delgado”, links to transfer programs, employment
exploration                             individual and group Career                                                                              opportunities, workforce projections, where the
                                        Assessments                                                                                              student is, where he/she needs to go, plan for getting
Be motivated to work and to            Customer service culture                                                                                 there, self-assessment
learn                                  Advisors facilitate academic and                                                                       My Educational Plan – learning plan associated with
                                        career seminars                                                                                          degree or career goals, progress towards learning
Have a positive impression to                                                                                                                    and degree requirements, link to
this point                                                                                                                                       programs/requirements
Establish and update an                Implement and follow advising         Increase % of students advised (80%) – mandatory                Preparing for Day 1 - what it’s like, “Learning-
education plan                          model                                  advising at least once                                            Centered” mission, taking responsibility for learning,
                                         o New PPM for Advising               Work with 2-semester schedule – advisor, checked w/in             traditional and online learning (what they are), online
Be able to explain the purpose         BP students MUST register on           the division, prior to registration.                              self-assessment, “Why do I have to take this course?”
of their general education              campus                                Develop Bridge Program (?)                                        learning style inventory, self-assessment, checklist (?)
courses and how each of their          All divisions have advisors             o Students complete prior to advising.                            o http://www.dcc.edu/studentlife/judicialaffairs/
program-specific courses is            The Office of Advising and              o Knowledge of student, program, life in order to                 o http://www.dcc.edu/classification/students/for
related to others                       Testing has implemented a pilot             succeed. Are you ready? Do I have my support                     ms_policies/stud_policies.htm

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Stage 2 – Introduction to College
Definition: Covers the period when the student applies to college as a degree-seeking student to their completion of 15 credit hours. (checking on hours)
Outcome: i.e. Students make academic and social connections and successfully complete their first year course work at the College.
Guiding Principles: The more Delgado can “de-mystify” the college experience so that it is explicit to new students “what they should do when and WHY”, the more new students will be
successful in college. Students who experience college procedures consistently on all campuses are more likely to “start right.” Students who have career and educational plans early in their
college experience will have more success in college. New students who enroll in CCSS 107 have better success in college as demonstrated by research. Students who make social connections with
faculty and peers early in their college experience will have more success in college. Students are more likely to succeed if they experience high engagement at the college. Technology systems
that allow students to get information on career and educational programs and to conduct business with Delgado easily will result in increased student success in college.
Performance Indicator:               What we’re doing now…                 What needs to happen:                                             Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this
stage will….
                                        program during which advisors               system?                                                       o GenEd video (?)
Know why they are taking each           maintain a full semester of             o Map out student’s plan                                          o Online learning assessment (?)
class on the schedule                   student contact                       Advisors take part in orientation program offered by the        Success through learning
                                       Advisors facilitate academic and       college in regards to registration                                o Learning Communities
Meet with an academic advisor           career seminars                                                                                          o Service Learning
and develop a schedule, review                                                                                                                   o WISE woman center
college policies and use the                                                                                                                     o Online learning resources
information on study skill                                                                                                                       o Tutoring labs
information sessions                                                                                                                             o Library
Be prepared to enter/continue          Work with DLIT, admissions (?)        Involve and engage library staff, student lab and tutorial      My Portfolio – repository for completed work,
college level course work                o Self-assessment for online          services in this                                                  departmental and exit exams, other assessments
                                             student readiness in               o Solicit exciting marketing materials from these              Campus Life - http://www.dcc.edu/studentlife/
Can adapt to different teaching              development                            services                                                   Student Self-Serve
styles by understanding their          Some faculty use learning style       Include slides in the OARS session concerning                   My Research – saved sources from library searches,
own learning style                      inventories w/ students                 o General education courses                                      library links, database links, etc.
                                       Online & traditional bookstore          o Preparing for the first day                                  Exit Exam Central – resource for preparing and
Have their books and supplies          Post office hours, tutoring, labs,    Encourage faculty to include discussions within first few         practicing math, ESL, English, Reading exit exams
on day 1                                library info on doors and web          days of class                                                   Advising – link to advisors, contact information
                                       Examining the “purge”                   o Developing core competencies
Know and use office hours,             Writing across the curriculum         Investigate tracking options to see if students are getting
tutoring, open labs, library           Student rights and                     conduct information
                                        responsibilities presented at         Examine “late registration” policies
Follows guidelines on student           OARS

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Stage 2 – Introduction to College
Definition: Covers the period when the student applies to college as a degree-seeking student to their completion of 15 credit hours. (checking on hours)
Outcome: i.e. Students make academic and social connections and successfully complete their first year course work at the College.
Guiding Principles: The more Delgado can “de-mystify” the college experience so that it is explicit to new students “what they should do when and WHY”, the more new students will be
successful in college. Students who experience college procedures consistently on all campuses are more likely to “start right.” Students who have career and educational plans early in their
college experience will have more success in college. New students who enroll in CCSS 107 have better success in college as demonstrated by research. Students who make social connections with
faculty and peers early in their college experience will have more success in college. Students are more likely to succeed if they experience high engagement at the college. Technology systems
that allow students to get information on career and educational programs and to conduct business with Delgado easily will result in increased student success in college.
Performance Indicator:               What we’re doing now…                 What needs to happen:                                             Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this
stage will….
conduct                                Student rights and
                                        responsibilities presented by
Know how to read and write at           instructors within first few days
the college level                       of class (do we know this is
                                        going on?)
                                       Design brochures for faculty
                                        and students about classroom
                                        disruptions, codes of conduct
Make significant progress              Institutionalize CSI                  Research and development
towards completing the                   o Recruit coaches                    Faculty/staff development on advising model
college prep sequence, if                o Train                              Put advising model in place
necessary                              Continue pilot of advising model
                                       Learning Communities
Develop relationship with their        Tutoring labs
College Coach                          VUB

Meet with an academic advisor
and develop a schedule, review
college policies and use the
information on study skill
information sessions
Participate in campus and           Informing students of the            Investigate tracking options to see if students are getting
college wide events and              availability of the events and        this information—other than event evaluations

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Stage 2 – Introduction to College
Definition: Covers the period when the student applies to college as a degree-seeking student to their completion of 15 credit hours. (checking on hours)
Outcome: i.e. Students make academic and social connections and successfully complete their first year course work at the College.
Guiding Principles: The more Delgado can “de-mystify” the college experience so that it is explicit to new students “what they should do when and WHY”, the more new students will be
successful in college. Students who experience college procedures consistently on all campuses are more likely to “start right.” Students who have career and educational plans early in their
college experience will have more success in college. New students who enroll in CCSS 107 have better success in college as demonstrated by research. Students who make social connections with
faculty and peers early in their college experience will have more success in college. Students are more likely to succeed if they experience high engagement at the college. Technology systems
that allow students to get information on career and educational programs and to conduct business with Delgado easily will result in increased student success in college.
Performance Indicator:               What we’re doing now…                 What needs to happen:                                             Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this
stage will….
activities                              opportunities that Student Life       Determine how to accomplish, implement
                                        offers where this interaction         Gather information on scheduling and types of campus
Engage in some type of                  can take place                         events
interaction with faculty or            Multiple campus events,
students outside of the                 athletics, groups
classroom (ex. Student                 Service learning (?)
organizations, participates in on      Blackboard module
campus activities, etc.)

Have instructors who are
his/her partner in learning
Demonstrate persistence in          Title III – Student Affairs and      Develop “dashboard” to monitor key indicators
enrollment and at least 75%          Academic Objectives                    Find out what our persistence (retention) is
successful completion of            Learning Communities                   Analyze, communicate, and strategize based on data
course work                         WISE center                          Research online support services for learning
                                    CSI – college coaches                Training & development for faculty/staff
                                    Tutoring labs




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Stage 3 – Progression
Definition: Covers the period in which the students are completing certificate/degree or necessary requirements; approximately between the completion of 16 and 45 credit hours.
Outcome: i.e. Students become increasingly self-sufficient in their ability to implement career and educational goals.
Guiding Principles: Students who are self-sufficient and motivated are more likely to succeed in college. Technology can provide information on career and educational planning, which students
can access on their own, resulting in increased degree completion. Students who learn how to learn are more successful in college. Students should be able to document and articulate what they
have learned in terms of the Delgado core competencies. Providing students with regular feedback, such as advising and degree audits, will result in increased degree completion.
Performance Indicator:              What we’re doing now…                   What needs to happen:                                        Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this
stage will….
Commit to educational plans           CCSS – practice learning plan           Plan for documentation, learning plan                       My Educational Plan – learning plan associated with
that guide their course choices       Advisors have program sheets            Develop relational database – relates programs,              degree or career goals, progress towards learning
each session                          Catalog                                  requirements, course outcomes (master syllabi)               and degree requirements
                                                                               Faculty/staff development                                   My Portfolio – repository for completed work,
Be able to relay the                                                                                                                         departmental and exit exams, other assessments
requirements for their chosen                                                                                                                 o Link to program requirements
program and what they need to                                                                                                                 o Link to My Career Plan
do to get there                                                                                                                             Degree Audit –
                                                                                                                                            Student Self-Serve
Know the length of their                                                                                                                    My Research – saved sources from library searches,
program and # of semesters                                                                                                                   library links, database links, etc.
needed to complete it, the                                                                                                                  Success through learning
course & section number,                                                                                                                     o Learning Communities
instructors’ name, student ID#                                                                                                               o Service Learning
Self-assess and respond to            QEP – ensuring quality across           Revise, develop, build competency assessment process         o WISE woman center
progress in attaining the               traditional and online course          Collect from faculty sample assessments, practice            o Online learning resources
Delgado Core                            delivery                                worksheets, and learning resources                           o Tutoring labs
Competencies/Characteristics          Title III – academic objectives,        Faculty/staff involvement and development                    o Library
                                        beginning to organize courses                                                                       Assessment Central – resource for preparing for,
                                        across levels of competency                                                                          practicing, and taking workforce/GenEd competency
                                        development

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Stage 3 – Progression
Definition: Covers the period in which the students are completing certificate/degree or necessary requirements; approximately between the completion of 16 and 45 credit hours.
Outcome: i.e. Students become increasingly self-sufficient in their ability to implement career and educational goals.
Guiding Principles: Students who are self-sufficient and motivated are more likely to succeed in college. Technology can provide information on career and educational planning, which students
can access on their own, resulting in increased degree completion. Students who learn how to learn are more successful in college. Students should be able to document and articulate what they
have learned in terms of the Delgado core competencies. Providing students with regular feedback, such as advising and degree audits, will result in increased degree completion.
Performance Indicator:              What we’re doing now…                   What needs to happen:                                        Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this
stage will….
                                      Service learning – includes                                                                           assessments
                                        reflection for students on their                                                                    Programs of study – marketing material for each
                                        learning                                                                                             program, length, courses, master syllabi
Select portfolio entries that         Some faculty use portfolios in          Research, implement, and pilot eportfolio tool              My Career Plan – progress plan toward “life after
reflect skills required to              their classes                          Faculty/staff involvement and development                    Delgado”, links to transfer programs, employment
achieve academic and career                                                                                                                  opportunities, workforce projections, where the
goals                                                                                                                                        student is, where he/she needs to go, plan for getting
                                                                                                                                             there
Pursue options for continued          Career services –                       Research and update links to workforce opportunities,       Campus Life - http://www.dcc.edu/studentlife/
education or employment               Career Advisory Council –                and expectations
after graduation                        Professionals from various areas       Staff involvement and development (Career Advisory
                                        in the community to work with           Council)
                                        career advisors




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Stage 4 – Completion
Definition: Covers the period when students are making preparation to complete their degree and transition to a 4 yr college/university or into the workplace; generally from the completion of
45 credit hours and beyond.
Outcome: i.e. Students make appropriate preparation to transition to the workplace or to transfer to an upper division college/university
Guiding Principles: Technology access should provide information to students to plan for their transfer to a 4-year college or for job search. Students who complete an associate degree should
have a resume and job search skills. Students should have defined a plan to graduate, transfer, or pursue employment by the time they complete ??? credit hours. Students pursuing employment
should be able to identify potential employers for whom they are qualified. Students who plan to transfer to a 4-year college should be able to identify and have completed the pre-requisites for
their major.
Performance Indicator:              What we’re doing now…                What needs to happen:                                              Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this
stage will….
Define plans for continued             Career services -                   Research and development                                         Preparing to graduate (?)
education or employment                                                                                                                         o Degree Audit –
after graduation                                                                                                                                o Applying for graduation (semester before
                                                                                                                                                   graduation)
Complete the Associate’s                                                                                                                    My Educational Plan – learning plan associated with
degree with 72 credit hours or                                                                                                                  degree or career goals, progress towards learning
less                                                                                                                                            and degree requirements
                                                                                                                                                o Degree Audit –
Utilize a portfolio that reflects      In the process of understanding     Research, decide on, and pilot eportfolio platform and           My Portfolio – repository for completed work,
their curricular and co-                this                                 co-curricular transcripts                                          departmental and exit exams, other assessments
curricular growth and                  Blackboard has eportfolio           Faculty/staff development                                          o Link to program requirements
achievement                            State of LA has eportfolio                                                                              o Link to My Career Plan
                                       Have looked several other                                                                               o Co-curricular component (?)
                                        options w/ criteria sheet                                                                             My Career Plan – progress plan toward “life after




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Stage 4 – Completion
Definition: Covers the period when students are making preparation to complete their degree and transition to a 4 yr college/university or into the workplace; generally from the completion of
45 credit hours and beyond.
Outcome: i.e. Students make appropriate preparation to transition to the workplace or to transfer to an upper division college/university
Guiding Principles: Technology access should provide information to students to plan for their transfer to a 4-year college or for job search. Students who complete an associate degree should
have a resume and job search skills. Students should have defined a plan to graduate, transfer, or pursue employment by the time they complete ??? credit hours. Students pursuing employment
should be able to identify potential employers for whom they are qualified. Students who plan to transfer to a 4-year college should be able to identify and have completed the pre-requisites for
their major.
Performance Indicator:              What we’re doing now…                What needs to happen:                                              Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this
stage will….
Write a resume that                    CCSS – does this as a course                                                                           Delgado”, links to transfer programs, employment
documents their educational             outcome at the beginning of the                                                                         opportunities, workforce projections, where the
experiences and workplace               educational experience                                                                                  student is, where he/she needs to go, plan for getting
skills                                                                                                                                          there, self-assessment
Students articulate what they                                                                                                                 Student Self-Serve
have learned and what they can                                                                                                                My Research – saved sources from library searches,
do                                                                                                                                              library links, database links, etc.
                                                                                                                                              Assessment Central – resource for preparing for,
                                                                                                                                                practicing, and taking workforce/GenEd competency
                                                                                                                                                assessments




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Stage 5 – Continuing Relationships
Definition: Covers the return of students to the college after they have graduated.
Outcome: i.e. Students are able to recreate the experience of goal-setting, career choice, and educational planning in periods of career transition, retooling, or acquiring new skills.
Guiding Principles: Learning enhances a person’s life. Students who have been motivated by their college experience will continue to learn and encourage others to learn. In the Information Age,
it is necessary to update skills frequently. Students will maintain a life-long relationship with Delgado if we offer opportunities they need to stay current in their professional and leisure pursuits.
Performance Indicator:               What we’re doing now…                    What needs to happen:                                           Resources for each stage:
Successful students at this
stage will….
Set goals for themselves which        CCSS – provides venue for this         College-wide understanding of life-long learning                 Setting goals – career exploration, handbook of
reflect their ability to think         discussion                             Data that connects Delgado opportunities with what                occupations, economic trends, educational roadmap
critically, evaluate options,                                                  graduates need to stay current in their professional and         My Portfolio – repository for completed work,
communicate their need for                                                     leisure pursuits                                                  departmental and exit exams, other assessments
educational and career                                                                                                                            o Link to program requirements
training, and to actively pursue                                                                                                                  o Link to My Career Plan
the opportunities provided by                                                                                                                   My Career Plan – progress plan toward “life after
the college                                                                                                                                      Delgado”, links to transfer programs, employment
                                                                                                                                                 opportunities, workforce projections, where the
Utilize college services to meet                                                                                                               student is, where he/she needs to go, plan for getting
their goals                                                                                                                                      there, self-assessment
                                                                                                                                                Student Self-Serve
Maintain a portfolio and                                                                                                                      My Research – saved sources from library searches,
resume which reflect continual                                                                                                                   library links, database links, etc.
movement toward self-                                                                                                                           Programs of study – marketing material for each
actualization                                                                                                                                    program, length, courses, master syllabi
                                                                                                                                                Transitioning back into college (?) - FAQ
Be self-motivated to seek                                                   
educational opportunities that
enhance and update skills

Maintain a mutually beneficial        Alumni relations                      

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