Student Development and Enrollment Services “Building collaborative partnerships that empower students to succeed!” Look Who’s Coming to Your Classroom August 2007 New Faculty Orientation Dr. Ronald H. Atwell Dr. Bernadette M.E. Jungblut Office of Assessment and Planning Introduction and Overview What does the current group of incoming UCF students look like? What is SDES and how can we help? UCF Fast Facts 2006 Grew from 1,948 to 46,848 students in 38 years 39,661 undergrads and 7,187 grads (2006) 12 colleges and 12 regional campus sites 89% of lower division and 67% of upper division students were fulltime Fall 2006 FTICs Enrolled: 4,131; Transfers: 4,006 Summer 2006 FTICs Continuing to Fall 2006: 2,545 Average SAT Total: 1201; Average H.S. GPA: 3.7 Fall 2006 Full-Time FTIC Retention Rate: 83% Projected Fall 2007 Enrollment: 48,000 Generations Perceived membership in a common generation A set of common beliefs and behaviors A common location in history: Greatest Generation/GIs Baby Boomers Generations X and Y Millennials Adapted from: Junco, R., Mastrodicasa, J. (2005). Fo Shizzle: Check Yo Self for the ’06. NASPA Conference PowerPoint Presentation 2005. Key Events for the Millennial Cohort Columbine War in Kosovo Oklahoma City bombing Clinton impeachment trial - Lewinsky scandal O.J. Simpson trial Rodney King riots Fall of Berlin Wall McGwire-Sosa homer derby Gulf War 9/11 Osama Bin Laden War in Afghanistan War in Iraq Hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 Trends within the Millennial Cohort Newton, F. B. (2000) The New Student About Campus 5:5 pp 8-15 Greater exposure to and experimentation with ‘grownup’ activities More general knowledge but less discipline to explore a subject in-depth Experience high levels of stress and anxiety Part-time employment to pay for living expenses or to support their lifestyles Large career aspirations, but with unrealistic expectations about what is required to reach their goals Trends within the Millennial Cohort Newton, F. B. (2000) The New Student About Campus 5:5 pp 8-15 Many on the cutting edge of technology proficiency – beyond their parents, teachers, and future bosses Rules are perceived without personal or moral commitment leading to a ‘cheating is OK if you don’t get caught’ mentality Significant parental involvement and influence in the lives of students CIRP’s The American Freshman: National Norms Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) Your First College Year (YFCY) College Student Survey (CSS) Started in 1966; revised annually Database of norms based on institutional type and student characteristics More than 270,000 participating students at nearly 400 Bachelor’s degree-granting institutions 2006 CIRP Study: Political Interest More interest in politics: 38.3% of freshmen at public universities say that keeping up with political affairs is a very important life goal (1966: 60.3%; record low 2000: 28.1%) Before 2000, steady decline for previous 30 years Freshmen are moving away from “middle of the road” or moderate political views to more “liberal” or “conservative” outlooks 2006 CIRP Study: Academic Issues Grade inflation Earning an A is at a record high A is becoming the norm, rather than C Still low amount of studying (only 35% of students study six or more hours per week) 2006 CIRP Study: Values “Essential Objectives” #1 objective: “being very well off financially” (75.4%) #2 objective: “raising a family” (74.9%) #3 objective: “helping others who are in difficulty” (65.8%) #4 objective: “becoming an authority in my field” (59.0%) Lowest: “participating in an organization like the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps/VISTA” (11.6%) Common Millennial Cohort Characteristics (Howe and Strauss 2000) Special - Product of a dramatic birth-rate reversal. Older generations have instilled in Millennials that they are vital to the Nation. Sheltered – Spawned by America’s youth safety movement after events such as Columbine, child-abuse in the media, child safe devices, and rules. Optimistic/Confident - 9 in 10 Millennials describe themselves as “confident,” “happy,” and “positive”. Common Millennial Cohort Characteristics (Howe and Strauss 2000) Team-oriented - Millennials believe in their “collective power.” Group learning is emphasized in the classroom. Achieving – Higher school standards and more accountability. Pressured – Parents are pushing them to avoid risks, study hard, and take advantage of opportunities. Conventional – Millennials support the idea that rules can help. They take pride in improving their behavior. The Diversity of Millennials (Howe and Strauss 2000) • America’s most ethnically and racially diverse generation: • 1 Millennial in 5 has at least one immigrant parent. • 1 Millennial in 10 has at least one non-citizen parent. Computers Are a Staple for This Generation According to the Pew American Life Project (2003): 72% of all students check their e-mail daily. 20% of today’s students began using computers between ages 5 and 8. 60% of college internet users have downloaded files online compared to 28% of all users. 26% of college students use IM on an average day compared to 12% of all users. The Impact of the Internet on the College Experience: Communication 60% believe that the Internet has improved their relationships with classmates. 56% believe it has improved their relationships with professors. 75% use e-mail for explanation of assignments. 89% have received class announcements by e-mail. (Jones, 2002) While there have been mixed results, it appears that using the Internet for interpersonal connection promotes psychological well-being for students. (Morgan & Cotten, 2003) Millennials Like to Communicate via the Web 46% of students reported that e-mail allows them to express ideas to professors they otherwise would not express in person. 19% of students reported that they communicate more with professors via e-mail than in person. 73% of students reported that they use the internet more than the library to search for information. 10 Attributes of an Information-Age Mindset: Computers are not “technology.” The Internet is better than TV. Reality is no longer real. Doing is more important than knowing. Multi-tasking is a way of life. Typing is preferred to handwriting. Staying connected is essential. There is zero tolerance for delays. Consumer and creator are blurring. Students’ Primary Modes of Communication Cell Phones Text Messaging Instant Messaging On-line journaling/blogging Student Development and Enrollment Services SDES Vision Building collaborative partnerships that empower students to succeed! SDES Mission Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES), in collaboration with university and community partners, empowers students to succeed by providing opportunities and support to develop integrity, scholarship, community, creativity, and excellence. Goals Provide quality programs, services, and learning environments that promote progression to graduation, graduate school, and productive employment. Create opportunities for students to strengthen life skills and develop purpose, integrity, ethical standards, and civic responsibility. Embrace diversity and foster engagement in the global community. Student Development Our emphasis on student development unites us in encouraging and challenging all students to “reach for the stars” and set goals that will involve and engage them in myriad new and challenging opportunities accessible to them both inside and outside the classroom. “The student that comes to UCF is not the same student that graduates from UCF.” Enrollment Services Our enrollment services orientation makes establishing an early connection and commitment to UCF an important priority. We work to create collaborative partnerships that support, encourage, and provide the necessary resources that positively influence students’ continued progress toward degree attainment. SDES Units Academic Development and Retention Administrative Services Assessment and Planning Campus Life Regional Campus Student Services SDES Primary Functions (and some key programs) Effective Transition Programs Quality Support Services Orientation First Year Advising & Exploration Student Success Center Sophomore Center LINK Program Transfer and Transition Services University Registration and Records Student Disability Services Housing and Residence Life Career Services and Experiential Learning Health Services Personal Growth Services Recreation and Wellness Center Leadership Programs (LEAD Scholars) Office of Student Involvement Counseling Services LINK – Learning & Interacting with New Knights The LINK Student Personal Development Goals: Develop intellectual and interpersonal competence Develop autonomy Manage emotions Establish personal identity Manage healthy interpersonal relationships Develop and clarify purpose Develop integrity (Chickering, Arthur W. and Linda Reisser. Education and Identity: 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993) SDES Partnerships with Faculty ENC 1101 Early Alert program with English department faculty Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Programming research – Psychology Department faculty and graduate students Freshman retention data mining project – Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science faculty and graduate students Student Conduct Review Board Career Services and Experiential Learning Residence Halls programming The UCF Creed Integrity I will practice and defend academic and personal honesty. Scholarship I will cherish and honor learning as a fundamental purpose of my membership in the UCF community. Community I will promote an open and supportive campus environment by respecting the rights and contributions of every individual. Creativity I will use my talents to enrich the human experience. Excellence I will strive toward the highest standards of performance in any endeavor I undertake. 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