St. Johns River State College Student Success Campaign.
The Student Success Campaign (SSC) at St. Johns River State College (SJR State) aims to increase student attainment by re-imagining the overall student experience from enrollment through graduation. The overall SSC goal focuses on increasing fall-to-fall persistence for first-time-in-college (FTIC) students by 10 percent over the next 5 years. The SSC is a college-wide, employee-driven, multi-year effort that cuts across traditional silos. Initiatives aim to improve outreach and student engagement for new & returning students, in and out of the classroom activities(i.e. high school visits, mentoring), key processes for operations, academics and student support (i.e. online orientation, one-stop services, flexible scheduling), student support across academic, financial, work/life & campus services (i.e. tutoring centers, combined scholarship portal, proactive advising), and communication with students and the organization (i.e. Week of Welcome, newsletter, cross-training). In proactive advising, every FTIC student is assigned to an advisor (currently ~2,000 students). In the fall of 2016, advisors were assigned 1178 FTIC students. Of these, 348 students (30 percent) visited with an advisor at least once during the semester, resulting in a total of 489 visits (an average of 1.4 visits/student). Fall-to-fall persistence data will be available in October of 2017 and implementation data for the individual projects are limited at this early stage.