High quality student service and motivated academic advisors are synonymous at Lone Star College-North Harris.
As leaves fall from the trees, first-time-in-college (FTIC) students are making their way to see an Academic Advisor II, cohorts are being created, and the students' needs are being met.
Academic Advisor II Laura Dupree reports that during the fall 2008 semester, FTIC was defined as any student who had completed less than 15 college credit hours.
Since the spring 2009 semester, FTIC has been defined as students who have never attempted any college credit hours.
Academic advisors seek out the students and provide them with information even before students know what to ask.
Intrusive advising methods are working well!
o Since Fall 2008, the number of academic advisors has increased from one to eleven. These eleven advisors include the AtD academic advisor and two advisors at the centers.
o Fall 2008: three academic advisors worked with 209 FTIC students
o Spring 2009: six academic advisors worked with 596 students
o Fall 2009: eleven academic advisors work with over 1,500 students
o Over 1,800 orientations have been presented during this fall semester.
o Data Points
o The number of advised students completing the semester is consistently above 90%.
o Fall 2008 completion rate: 97%
o Spring 2009 completion rate: 93%