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Advising Subcommittee 2009-2010 Assessment Projects



Strategies to Meet Objectives

Assessment Method


Outcomes /Results

Feedback and Follow-Up Recommendations

Program/Office/Department Performing Assessment

What does the department/ program do to meet the goals --- what practices are currently in place


What is done to meet the objective – how does the department meet the objective (already in place)

How will this practice (objective) be assessed – what tools are used to see if the objective is working

When/how often will assessment take place

What does the data say

Analysis of the data – expected outcomes , successes, weaknesses

AccessABILITY – “At-Risk” Student Advising

The Office of AccessABILITY provides technological enhancements for students with permanent or temporary disabilities to aid in the learning process.

Students with GPAs between 2.0 and 2.5 are recommended to seek academic advising.

“At-risk” student population will be tracked via SIMS, attendance records, and advising records.  A comparison between GPAs of students attending advising and those who are not will be assessed.

Fall 2009-Spring 2010



Advising Services – “Project Success” Program

Advising Services administers the “Project Success” program which assists reinstated students in developing an academic plan.

“Project Success” is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged for reinstated students at Hunter.

Using SIMS data and attendance records, a comparison between students using “Project Success” and students not using the service will be performed.

Fall 2009 – Spring 2010



Counseling Services – Identification of Students’ Issues/Problem

Counseling Services offers help to all students in overcoming personal, academic, and/or crisis situations that could negatively impact their progress and success at Hunter College.

Counseling Services has employed the Titanium Reporting and Tracking System which aids in cataloging the problems/issues that are affecting Hunter students.

Using reports from Titanium, Counseling Services seeks to identify and track all students presenting problems/issues and seeking help.

Fall 2009 – Spring 2010



Residence Life – “At-Risk” Students in Dorms

Residence Life offers academic advising services at the dormitory facility.

All “at-risk” students living in the dormitory facility are recommended to seek academic advising and develop a “success plan”

SIMS data and attendance records will be tracked of all at risk students.  A comparison between those seeking advising and those not seeking advising will be assessed.

Spring 2010



Student Support Services – First Year and Transfer Students

Student Support Services holds multiple advising sessions for all new Hunter students to ease the transition into life at Hunter.

In Fall 2009, Hunter began giving out a Student Handbook and Planner at all new student advising sessions in order to better inform new students of Hunter academic and non-academic policies and procedures.

An online survey will be administered to determine the effectiveness of the Student Handbook and Planner.

Spring 2010



Provost Office – Faculty Advising

The Provost Office oversees departmental advising for students performed by faculty members.

Students showing an interest in a particular major and/or students needing advising as related to a specific major or department are encouraged to seek out faculty advising.

Focusing on the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Nursing, student survey data as well as faculty survey data will serve as the means to assess the effectiveness of faculty advising.

Spring 2010



Student Services and Alumni Relations – Mentoring Program

The Office of Alumni Relations oversees a scholar mentoring program, connecting future and present Hunter scholars to past student scholars.

A “peer-recruitment” platform will be created to aid in the creation of a detailed network of past and present scholars, as well as better prepare incoming scholars for the program experience.

A peer recruitment form will be developed and given out to current scholars for inclusion in the program.

Spring 2010



Career Development Services – Internships

Career Development Services offers recommendation and placement in many internship programs for Hunter students.

It is recommended that students who wish to gain “real-life” experience in a particular field participate in an internship program during their time at Hunter.

A survey will be administered assessing the effectiveness of this program, thereby creating a baseline for future comparison.

Fall 2009 – Spring 2010



Student Support Services – Veteran Students

Student Support Services offers special programs to Hunter’s veteran population.

Veteran students carrying a GPA of less than 3.0 are recommended to seek academic advising.

SIMS data will be used to track the progress of veteran students seeking academic advising compared with those who do not.

Fall 2009 – Spring 2010



International Students – ISO Tutorial

The International Students Office offers a full range of support to all Hunter students from countries other than the USA.

International students are recommended to take the ISO Tutorial offered, thereby learning the complexities of the Visa application process and how to maintain their status once in the US.

An online survey will be administered to assess the effectiveness of the ISO Tutorial.

Fall 2009 – Spring 2010