Assessment

Assessment - Programs and Activities

STAR

Purpose of Program

The STAR program was started in 2001 to support students who meet specific criteria and have returned to UGA following a first or subsequent dismissal from the university.   The program’s aim is to promote retention and help students make progress toward earning their UGA degree.   The student interacts with the STAR advisor whose role is to give the student personal attention, professional guidance and academic intervention in an effort to aid them in taking the appropriate steps to enhance academic progress.

Outcomes Assessed

  • to what extent STAR students are utilizing academic success resources
  • the STAR programs’ self-assessment inventories foster academic success
  • how well STAR students understand Probation and Dismissal regulations
  • advisors’ accessibility to students

STEP

Purpose of Program

The STEP (Steps Toward Educational Progress) program was created in Spring 2007 to serve as a resource for students in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences who are on continued probation, and therefore at risk of academic dismissal.  The program has four primary goals: to provide an “ally” for these students from within the academic system, to direct students to campus and community resources to help them succeed personally and academically, to assist students in thinking through a plan and setting goals for improving their academic situation, and to provide some accountability as students work toward their goals.

Outcomes Assessed

  • to what extent STEP students are aware of, and understand, academic success resources on campus
  • how well STEP students understand Probation and Dismissal regulations
  • the effectiveness of the “STEP plan” in fostering academic success
  • advisors’ accessibility to students

CAEP

Purpose of Program

One of the goals of the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences Residence Hall Initiative is to encourage our students to participate in extra- and co-curricular activities on campus and in the Athens community which have a cultural or academic focus.  It is also a goal to enable new students to better know the campus and all that is available to them beyond the classroom.

Outcomes Assessed

  • eligible students understand what they must do in order to participate in the Cultural and Academic Events Program
  • former participants of the CAEP continue to be involved in the cultural opportunities on campus
  • the CAEP promotes educational opportunites beyond the classroom
  • successful completion of the CAEP requirements increase students' appreciation of the liberal arts experience

Office of Academic Advising - Orientation

Outcomes Assessed

  • advisors introduce Orientation students to University and Franklin College graduation requirements.
  • students understand how to schedule their first (non-Orientation) advising appointment.
  • students know how to utilize their advisor in their academic planning process.
  • students understand the advising resources available to them.
  • students’ understand that Gen Ed course selection varies according to major.
  • students feel prepared to register by the end of the Orientation program.

Training and Development

  • under development

Customer Service

  • under development