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TCNJ-EOF Academic Support Services at a Glance

 

Date

 

EOF Population

Strategy  

Description and Purpose

July-Aug   Summer bridge transition program Students participate in a 5-week residential summer bridge program and attend college credit bearing courses, academic support workshops, and receive extensive academic support services to successfully transition to TCNJ.

 

Race, Class, & Gender

Chemical Biology

Math 095,096, MAT 127 (Algebra, Pre-Calc, Calculus)

Critical Thinking

Comprehensive Tutoring Support

Dean’s Meetings

Residential Experience

·       Pride Peer Weekly Sessions (extension to IDS 097)

·       Mindfulness Weekly Activity

Fall/Spring Freshman/Sophomores (Promise)

 

Eligible Juniors/Seniors (Incentive)

Promise Scholarship The EOF Promise Award was designed to meet the full cost to attend TCNJ, both the direct and indirect costs, including on-campus residency.

 

The Incentive award is an extension of the Promise Award based on continued academic progress. There are 4 award levels. The maximum award is $5000.00 per academic year.

 

July – Aug All EOF Freshmen IDS – 097 Foundations of Success Weekly Thematic Instruction

College Transition

Students that can navigate the demands of a new environment/ academic community, identify campus resources, and self-advocate to meet academic and personal challenges will effectively transition from high school to college, persist, and graduate.

 

Academic Perseverance

Students that understand the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement will identify and implement attitudes and behaviors (i.e., adaptability, assertiveness, decisiveness, commitment) that promote postsecondary and professional success.

Fall/Spring All EOF Students EOF On Track Academic Support Model “On Track” Model represents the key components and contributors to college success.  The four components include academic, social/personal, financial, and professional.  The model informs the support services used and developed to meet student learning outcomes.

 

The EOF On Track Academic Support Model focuses on utilizing key campus tools/resources such as faculty advisors, departmental course sequence plan, advisement report, What if analysis, GPA calculator and academic transcript to help students make informed decisions when selecting courses.

Fall/Spring EOF Program Specialists Advisement Guide The advisement guide serves as a roadmap for EOF Program Specialists to help EOF students meet specific student learning objectives which are integrated in the Personalized Education Plan.  The guide identifies measures for assessment, timeline to help students stay On Track.
Fall/Spring All EOF Students Fall/Spring Kick Off & Wrap UP Meetings Meetings to provide EOF students with information on program updates, events and campus-wide activities and changes regarding institutional processes and policies that affect them as students.
Sept Incomplete Financial Aid Records Outreach & Follow-up To ensure that students remain enrolled at TCNJ, EOF assists students in finalizing documents for HESAA, TCNJ, and/or federal requirements.  Financial Aid staff member at TCNJ serves as a liaison to the EOF program and provides direct support to EOF students.

 

Fall/Spring   EOF students enrolled in MAT 095, MAT 096, MAT 127 EOF students enrolled in these math courses will receive supplemental math instruction from EOF’s summer math coordinator and adjunct faculty in the math department.  To support mathematical thinking and increase success in these courses and next level math courses students are required to attend an instructional session every other week in addition to their regularly schedule math course.  Supplemental instruction is included in their course schedule.

 

TCNJ-EOF Academic Support Services at a Glance
Sept/Oct. Select Groups (required for students on SSP) Guided & Personalized Support Workshop Series (GPS) ·       Information Processing

·       Effective Test Taking Strategies

·       Managing Test Anxiety and other topics….

(EOF collaborates with the Center for Student Success & other departments to provide a series of workshops)

Sept At Risk EOF Students (by EOF Standard of a cum GPA of 2.25 or less and for Ed majors a cum GPA of 2.75 or less) Student Success Program (SSP) The EOF Student Success Program (SSP) is a preventative and developmental Early Alert initiative.  The program is student centered and connects students with campus resources and tools to support academic and personal success.  Students are required to develop and implement an action plan and meet with their program specialist on a biweekly basis.  Students are also required to attend a series of workshops and/or study sessions designed to support academic and personal success.

 

Fall/Spring Off Track 4th year Seniors; 5th & 6th year Seniors Race to Graduation (R2G) Learning-centered advising that promotes Academic, Financial, and Professional Success.

A focus on degree mapping to increase graduation and decrease time towards completion.

The R2G Plan is a deliberate approach to engage EOF students in the academic and personal planning process.  The R2G plan highlights the four components as defined in the “On Track” model.

A series of GPS (Guided & Personal Support) Workshops designed to help you graduate and successfully transition from college to career.

Additional benefits

Participants may be eligible for summer term funding to accelerate course requirements and reduce time for completion (funds based upon availability).

 

Fall/Spring All EOF Students Key Fab “Electronic Point of Contact Tracking” Case management system to effectively track contact hours, types of services, and document recommendations for student success.  Assists in data collection, data analysis, and state/institutional reporting.
Fall/Spring All EOF Students Withdrawal (W) Hold EOF students are required to meet with an EOF Program Specialist to discuss reasons for wanting to withdraw and options to consider i.e. meeting with Faculty Advisor, Professor, and/or attending tutoring.  Once the student understands the impact on academic progress) and still want to withdraw the hold is removed.

 

Fall/Spring All EOF Students EOF Advising Hold EOF students must meet with Faculty Advisor (not a requirement for all TCNJ students) prior to selecting their courses for degree mapping and registration.  Once students meet with Faculty Advisor and return the required forms, EOF will remove the hold.  This encourages greater interaction with faculty and academic advisement.

 

Fall/Spring At Risk Students EOF Early Alert Program (EAP) Mid-Term Assessment-Program specialist reviews all mid-term assessment reports submitted by faculty and is in constant contact with students of concern,

Priority  SSP & Unsatisfactory/Off Track & Unsatisfactory

 

Fall/Spring All EOF Students Cart Audit EOF program specialists review student schedules to ensure that students hold full-time status for FA eligibility, unit progression, and review course selection as designated by academic departments.

 

Spring Student Recognition EOF students on the Dean’s List

Graduating Seniors

Dean’s List Student Reception for all EOF students that receive a 3.5 & above in the Fall semester

Graduate Luncheon for Seniors

 

Spring EOF Juniors/Seniors Summer Course Assessment EOF reviews unit progression for Juniors and Seniors to assess time to degree completion.  To support academic progress and graduation, EOF provides funding for summer courses to help students get back on “On Track” and/or graduate.
Fall/Spring All EOF Freshman Peer2Peer Mentoring Program EOF freshman are paired with EOF upperclassmen for peer support during first-year at the college.  Mentors & mentees must meet 2x a month to discuss their challenges and successes and the resources available on campus to remain On Track.

 

 

 

 

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