PPT - Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Student Development and
Enrollment Services
“Building collaborative partnerships that empower students to succeed!”
Look Who’s Coming
to Your
August 2007
New Faculty Orientation
Dr. Ronald H. Atwell
Dr. Bernadette M.E. Jungblut
Office of Assessment and
Introduction and
 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
 Perceived membership in a common
 A set of common beliefs and behaviors
 A common location in history:
Greatest Generation/GIs
Baby Boomers
Generations X and Y
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
War in Kosovo
Oklahoma City
Clinton impeachment
trial - Lewinsky
O.J. Simpson trial
Rodney King riots
Fall of Berlin Wall
McGwire-Sosa homer
Gulf War
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
 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”
 #4 objective: “becoming an authority in my field”
 Lowest: “participating in an organization like the Peace
Corps or AmeriCorps/VISTA” (11.6%)
Common Millennial Cohort
(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
(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
 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
1 Millennial in 10 has at least one non-citizen
Computers Are a Staple for
This Generation
According to the Pew American Life Project
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:
 60% believe that the Internet has improved their
relationships with classmates.
 56% believe it has improved their relationships with
 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,
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
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
“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
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
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
 ENC 1101 Early Alert program with English department
 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
I will practice and defend academic and personal honesty.
I will cherish and honor learning
as a fundamental purpose of my membership in the UCF community.
I will promote an open and supportive campus environment by
respecting the rights and contributions of every individual.
I will use my talents to enrich the human experience.
I will strive toward the highest standards of performance in any endeavor I undertake.
Welcome to UCF!