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UNC Academic Summer Bridge Retention Programs

The University of North Carolina General Administration Dr. Karrie G. Dixon Associate Vice President

Program Purpose

 Designed for recent high school graduates  Intensive, “boot camp” structured program  “Bridge” students into the fall semester and introduce a foundation for student success The University of North Carolina General Administration

Program Design

 Student must be admissible to the host UNC campus  Required to participate in a 5 or 6 week intense summer residential program  Program is NOT remedial and/or developmental in design The University of North Carolina General Administration

Program Design

 Must complete a college level Math and English course (6 credits) with a grade of “C” or higher in each course  Students receive mandatory academic support  Monitored through graduation by host campus and UNC GA. The University of North Carolina General Administration

UNC Academic Summer Bridge Retention Programs

 5 SB programs across the UNC system:  Panelists: • Dr. David Hood, North Carolina Central University

Aspiring Eagles Academy

• Deana Johnson, UNC Pembroke

Raising the BAR

• Dr. Wanda Lester, NC A&T State University

Aggie Impact Scholars

The University of North Carolina General Administration

2011-2012

 The primary purpose of the Aspiring Eagles Academy (AEA) is to provide freshmen students who have been admitted to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) with an academically based enrichment program that will strengthen students’ ability to persist, prepare students to think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, and navigate the network and climate of NCCU.

      Undergraduate Admissions Letter Mailed to Students Who Met the Criteria Application Parental Commitment Personal Interview Notification of Acceptance

 While, the primary focus of the AEA Bridge Program is to strengthen students’ ability to experience academic success, the program also focuses on the growth and development of the whole student.

         Accurate Placement in Math and English (ACCU Placer) Mandatory and Structured Homework, Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (Math) Time Nightly Meeting With Peer Mentor Weekly Engagement Sessions Reading Enrichment Science Enrichment Healthy Eagles Always Thrive (H.E.A.T.) On-Campus and Off-Campus Cultural Experiences Academic Community Service Learning Project

  • • • Peer Mentoring • Selection • Responsibilities AEA Living Learning Community Global Citizenship Common Residential Assignment Common Core Courses

  Personal Interviews (before program admissions) Mandatory Curfew   Mandatory and Structured Homework/Study Time Cultural Enrichment Activities  Collaborations and Partnerships with other campus programs and offices

    21 females (7 first generation) 17 males (11 first generation) 38 participants (100 %) enrolled fall 2011 36 participants (90 %) enrolled spring 2012

  • • Operations • Program Dates • Waiting List • • Daily Schedule Staffing Academic Selection of Instructors Comprehensive Overview

     • • • • • • Academic Tutorial Services, Supplemental Instruction and Writing Studio SmartThinking, a 24 hour online tutoring service. Grades First Assigned Common Academic Counselor Common University College Academic Advisor. Academic Coach (Attend a minimum of 3 Homework/Study Hall each week) Non Academic Support Counseling Center Residential Life Student Health Services

Raising the BAR (Braves Academic Readiness) Summer Bridge Program

“My experience in the Raising the BAR Program at UNCP was amazing. It prepared me for my future.” - Alexandria Locklear, Pembroke, NC

 Students enrolled in 7 semester hours of general education credit courses with committed faculty and extra support.

 ENG 1050 – Composition I  Math 1050 – Introduction to College Mathematics   PED 1010 – Wellness and Fitness In addition, students participated in a wide range of academic success seminars, activities, and technology training sessions.

    Library’s Information Literacy Program Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) Center for Community and Civic Engagement Common Reading Symposium

    English Classes and Writing Labs Supplemental Instruction in Gen. Education Cohort Classes Freshman Seminar 1000 - Service Learning

   More students retained in Summer 2011 than Summer 2010 and further development of learning community concept Increased Engagement with UNCP (based on Student Surveys and Feedback) Strong Academic Performance After the fall semester 2011, 57% of students in Raising the BAR had GPA’s above a 2.5, and of those, 26% had GPA’s of 3.0 or higher.

Program Design

“This is what successful Aggies do . . .”

 Heightened focus on both academic and affective domains  Both domains integrated as the program’s scaffold  Six week residential program based on the “House” model  Continual “Recalibration”  Modeling and applying habits of success  Leveraging resources North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Participant Demographics

• 40 students selected from about 180 from 24 counties • 24 females/16 males • Admitted students • GPA 2.5 to 3.9

• SAT 750 to 820 • 30 of the 40 eligible for TRiO Student Support Serv.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Academic Components

Designed to Instruct and Support

• English, math, and university orientation • Diagnostic testing • Small class sizes • Course alignment • “Office Hours” • Professional Tutors • Evening Library Hours • Modeling/applying success habits • Academic Advising North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Collaborations  Several campus units were instrumental to successful execution of AISP » Office of the Provost » Student Affairs » TRiO Student Support Services » NC-LSAMP » Summer School » Office of Undergraduate Admissions » Registrar » Financial Aid » Residential Life & Housing North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Non-state Funded Professional/Social Components       Starbucks Breaks Trip to Georgia Aquarium Ebenezer Baptist Church Dinner with Atlanta Alumni Gate City Annual Cookout Student Affairs Activities North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Program Results

Summer Bridge

 All 40 completed the program/all 40 returned for the fall semester  40 earned a C or higher in English/36 earned a C or higher in math

Fall Semester

 3.0 or Better 13 2.5 – 2.9 16 2.0 – 2.49 8 

Good Standing

37 Academic Probation 3 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

UNC Academic Summer Bridge Retention Programs

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