Student Affairs

Goal 2 Optimize student enrollment and promote student success

Two female Students at Graduation

Admissions/Registrar

  • “Be a Completer” campaign – starting with the Welcome Fair we intend to kick off the campaign which will consist of emails and notifications intended to let students know that while they may be seeking a Bachelor’s degree, they should apply for certificates and Associate degrees as stepping stones to the higher degree. Grad apps are free, there is no reason not to earn that preliminary degree at the very least. This campaign will also be directed at advisors.   Objective 2B
  • Re-evaluate communication management timeline to keep in touch with students who are admitted early. Continuous communication with them may help to ensure their retention. Also, self-reporting of high school transcripts and test scores will speed up the admission process. Identify more “hands-on” approach to admission and communication in order to increase yield.   Objective 2B
  • Implement Student Planning  Objective 2B

 

Career & Advising Services

  • Central Advising Objective 2B
    • Communication strategy for unresponsive students
    • Data Management – tracking student progress toward Career Exploration and Student Planning goals
  • Student Planning Software – training students and providing adequate information to faculty/advisors/divisions Objective 2C
  • Probation Students (and possibly other at-risk) – new requirements Objective 2B
  • Website move to CMS Objective 2C

 

Financial Aid

  • Implement and track new scholarship strategic plan.  Objective 2B
  • Partner with Controller’s Office to educate student population regarding new reduced residual check plan. Objective 2B, 2C
  • Review customer service practices with intent to reconfigure work/customer flow.  Objective 2C
  • Promote new SALT Program.  Objective 2B
  • Increase participation and scholarships for New Student Recruitment events.  Objective 2A, 2B

 

International Programs

  • Increase international student enrollment  Objective 2A, 2B, 2C
    • Increased retention
    • Strategic partnerships
    • Targeted recruitment including use of market appropriate strategies and recruitment tools
    • Development of academic and internship opportunities which meet market needs and interest
  • Increase “internationalization” of LCSC and local community Objective 2C
    • Involvement of international students in academic, cultural, recreational and social activities
    • Increased international focus in LCSC curriculum
    • Increased opportunities for LCSC faculty, staff and students to participate in international activities (e.g. training, exchanges, joint programs, study abroad)

 

Native American/Minority Student Services

  • Develop new scholarship program focused on Diversity Leadership Scholarships through funds provided by UAP initiatives, strengthen current scholarship programs (Native American Alumni Chapter Scholarship, Plateau Native American Scholarship), and continue to seek out potential grant or private fund sources for future support of students.  Objective 2A 
  • Expand recruitment initiatives for the 2013-2014 academic year to include visitations to a minimum of five Idaho and/or Plateau tribes, integrate student visitation opportunities with MOU institutions (UI, WSU, NIC, NWIC), collaborate with the LCSC Boise office on recruitment in schools and communities with large Hispanic student populations, and increase outreach to the Nez Perce Tribe’s support programs (Adult Education, Voc-Rehab, TANF, Early Childhood, etc).  Objective 2A
  • Prioritize retention programming at Pi’amkinwaas & NAMSS to include leadership programming for student organizations, student retreat opportunities, tutorial support, and social/cultural programming.  Objective 2B
  • Support the development of the Career Advising Model through academic advising, attending trainings/workshops, and assisting as needed to Career Advising Services.  Objective 2B

 

New Student Recruitment

  • Training and working with CDA Enrollment Specialist and examining recruitment practices/activities of CDA Center  Objective 2A
  • Revamped correspondence plan (fall and spring inquiries, new parents website, Vance Peasley Project)  Objective 2A
  • LC Express, including North Idaho College  Objective 2A
  • Different programming this year: Warrior Wednesday and using IVC equipment with faculty, lunch visits and mini-college fair style (Boise), Transfer Week, Providing WDD transportation for Southern Idaho students Objective 2A

 

Residence Life

  • Attract new students to live on campus and retain current students living on campus by participating in STAR, Discovery Day and other campus recruiting events. Survey current students to determine strengths and areas for improvement.  Objective 2A, 2B, 2C
  • Increase training for RA’s and plan an orientation program for residence hall students to increase student involvement in RA/campus programs, and to help reduce damage and judicial incidents.  Objective 2A, 2B, 2C

 

Student Activities

  • Comprehensive Club Officer/Advisor Training  Objective 2C
  • Survey about Social Integration  Objective 2C
  • Marketing/Promotional Campaign for Student Activities  Objective 2A, 2C
  • Internships in Student Activities (specific to major)  Objective 2C

 

Student Counseling

  • LC Non – Smoking Campus - Smoking Cessation Imitative – (Pilot project – FA, 2013) Key components:  Objective 2C
    • 1-800-Quit line; two private phone access points to call this resource
    • Assessment for medical assistance (meds, nicotine replacement therapies, etc)
    • Brief, time limited specific behavioral change counseling sessions
  • Student Health 101 Key Components:  Objective 2C
    • Students will gain highly relevant health and wellness information related to college life from both a national and local perspective.
    • Increases communication with students by student service offices and other campus departments and divisions related to important topics, campus resources, specific activities/events, etc..
    • Customization and use of six separate “columns”/spaces each month to be shared by participating or interested/necessary offices/departments/divisions.
  • ACHA-National College Depression Partnership – 15 month national, learning collaborative Key Components: Objective 2C
    • SHS/SCC staff trained in a 15 months, quality improvement, collaborative process regarding the treatment and follow up care of students with depression.
    • Improved screening for depression by both SHS/SCC with the goal of serving at least 75 students through this program (Likely many more)
    • Student’s positive for depressive symptoms in primary care (SHS) setting will receive follow up “care management” services through SCC as well as SHS offices.
    • Will ultimately provide “evidence based,” “research informed” treatment of depression.
    • Will give our offices a format for caring for additional problems in a similar fashion;
    • Ultimately, the follow up, “care management” component will lead to better outcomes (less depression); less depression leads to better academic performance, increased student success.
    • Assist SHS/SCC to document success rates/contribution to overall LCSC retention efforts.
  • Step UP LCSC Program Key Components:  Objective 2C
    • Pro social, bystander training adaptable to a myriad of campus wide needs/concerns/issues to increase student safety and responsibility.
    • “Vehicle” to incorporate several educational and training needs to all members of the campus community.
    • “Best practice” standard for raising awareness and affecting positive, pro- social change on college campuses.

 

  • Student Support Network – Peer Advocacy Training Program Key Components:  Objective 2C
    • Key students will be identified and/or recruited primarily through one of the helping professional programs (Psych, BSW, CJ, Social Sciences, Kinesiology, etc) who would agree to Student Support Network Training provided by SCC staff and Security as part of a program internship/practicum experience.
    • Students will learn how to connect with others, gain knowledge and skill to effectively intervene with others (within their ability) others, and advocacy skills to learn to advocate for others as necessary.
    • As part of the internship/practicum experience these students will then participate in a campus rotational system to provide peer advocacy services as necessary for students in need/crisis or as requested by LCSC administration.
    • Work under the supervision of the Director of Student Counseling Center/VP for Student Affairs.

 

Student Success Program

  • Student Engagement Communication: SSP will convene a staff and student committee to identify student newsworthy activities and the best way to disseminate information to students. A freshmen student activities survey will help the SSP office to “target” market activities to self-identified populations. This will help with Complete College Idaho and other retention initiatives.  Objective 2C
  • Freshmen Student Involvement and Engagement Survey: A survey designed to gather student specific information regarding their interests, communication preferences, and feelings about college (concern/excitement).  Objective 2B, 2C
  • Student Planning: A web-based program designed to help students create an academic plan, correspond with advisors and register for courses. This tool will allow for clear academic direction for students as well as more focused time for advisors to discus professional and life goals.  Objective 2B, 2C
  • First Year Seminar Pilot Course - SD 192: SSP will support the development and deployment of a First Year Seminar course that will help students better identify and navigate LCSC resources which lead to student success, retention and degree completion.  Objective 2B, 2C
  • Content Management System: Create and deploy the college’s new website to effectively communicate LCSC to future students, current students and alumni.  Objective 2A, 2B, 2C

 

Tech Prep

  • School Report Card: A report specific to high schools that shows Tech Prep performance data for school personnel and constituents.  Objective 2A, 2C
  • Review Existing Articulations & Identify/Establish New Articulations: To maintain quality of existing articulation agreements and to establish new agreements which lead students to postsecondary program options.  Objective 2B, 2C
  • Assist Students in the Transition Process: Through course articulations, career and education counseling, campus visitations and student tours.   Objective 2A, 2B, 2C
  • Content Management System: Create and deploy the college’s new website to effectively communicate LCSC to future students, current students and alumni.  Objective 1A, 2B, 2C

 

TRiO

  • All grant activities are geared toward the grant objectives of increasing retention and graduation rates for TRiO students. The main activities of the TRiO project support the Lewis-Clark State College Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives through TRiO Warrior Club Scholarship Fundraisers.  Objective 2B, 2C  
  • In addition to the regular activities of the TRiO Academic Services Student Support Services (SSS) grant, the following projects are slated for the 2013-14 grant cycle. Setting up a texting system for important deadlines for TRIO students. Objective 2B, 2C
  • Reviewing “Intake” procedure for effectiveness.  Objective 2C
  • Revising schedules to accommodate a 3 to 4 week summer closure and lack of AmeriCorps lab coordinator position. Objective 2C