Presentation Title

Academic Advisement: A Commitment to Complete College Georgia

Location

Room 2904 B

Session Format

Paper Presentation

Research Area Topic:

Education & Learning - Teaching, Learning & Human Development

Abstract

Complete College Georgia (CCG) is an initiative in the state that has all 30 University System of Georgia institutions strategizing ways to develop plans that will increase the number of college graduates by the year 2020. Governor Nathan Deal has indicated that graduation rates need to increase from 42% to 60% within the next seven years. With the anticipation of approximately 20% more students graduating to meet the 250,000 target, a closer look is needed at how an additional 50,000 graduates can be produced to make this goal a reality. Hence, to fulfill this goal, there needs to be an increase of approximately 7,143 graduates each year for the next seven years. This means approximately a three percent increase in students graduating each year. Under the paradigm of retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) and CCG, this study will use a questionnaire and quantitatively collect data from academic advisors regarding how they plan to approach the mandate in an effort to support Governor Deal’s plan to increase the graduation rate in the state of Georgia. In this presentation, the researcher will discuss the strong economical drive for institutions to not only increase the enrollment rate, but also produce more college graduates. The current global graduation rate will be discussed, specifically as it pertains to the United States of America. Furthermore, three local University System of Georgia institution’s graduation rates will be reviewed to assess whether the participants (who attend the session) support the likelihood of institutions meeting the governor’s goal. This is an interactive session where participants will be assigned a collegiate activity as well as participate in a in depth discussion about higher education graduation rates in the United States and at the local institutions. Deborah Kittrell-Mikell, Ed.S. Director of Academic Advisement Doctoral Student: Educational Leadership Department Leadership, Technology, & Human Development

Presentation Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Start Date

4-16-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

4-16-2016 5:00 PM

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Academic Advisement: A Commitment to Complete College Georgia

Room 2904 B

Complete College Georgia (CCG) is an initiative in the state that has all 30 University System of Georgia institutions strategizing ways to develop plans that will increase the number of college graduates by the year 2020. Governor Nathan Deal has indicated that graduation rates need to increase from 42% to 60% within the next seven years. With the anticipation of approximately 20% more students graduating to meet the 250,000 target, a closer look is needed at how an additional 50,000 graduates can be produced to make this goal a reality. Hence, to fulfill this goal, there needs to be an increase of approximately 7,143 graduates each year for the next seven years. This means approximately a three percent increase in students graduating each year. Under the paradigm of retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) and CCG, this study will use a questionnaire and quantitatively collect data from academic advisors regarding how they plan to approach the mandate in an effort to support Governor Deal’s plan to increase the graduation rate in the state of Georgia. In this presentation, the researcher will discuss the strong economical drive for institutions to not only increase the enrollment rate, but also produce more college graduates. The current global graduation rate will be discussed, specifically as it pertains to the United States of America. Furthermore, three local University System of Georgia institution’s graduation rates will be reviewed to assess whether the participants (who attend the session) support the likelihood of institutions meeting the governor’s goal. This is an interactive session where participants will be assigned a collegiate activity as well as participate in a in depth discussion about higher education graduation rates in the United States and at the local institutions. Deborah Kittrell-Mikell, Ed.S. Director of Academic Advisement Doctoral Student: Educational Leadership Department Leadership, Technology, & Human Development