CUNY MASTER PLAN 2000

Special Programs Benchmarks 2000-2004
BENCHMARK 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004
Enrollment Management Develop the profile of students admitted for this academic year based on the new admissions criteria. Continue to monitor profile of newly admitted students to Special Programs. Review student profile. Evaluate progress of recent freshman cohorts and adjust admissions criteria as necessary

Evaluate class based on academic criteria used in 1998 study. Compare with earlier classes 1992/1996. Continue to assess students progress and retention. Develop criteria for student outcomes assessment. Review student progress and retention. Refine student outcomes assessment reporting. Make recommendations based on outcomes assessment review.
  Work with 4 year programs to strengthen their transfer outreach activities. Refine and continue transfer outreach activities. Continue transfer outreach activities. Assess effectiveness. Recommend best practices for transfer outreach
  Fall recruitment fair for H.S. college advisors Fall recruitment fair. Fall recruitment fair. Fall recruitment fair
  Pilot proposal to assist "near graduates." Review results. If feasible, expand "near graduates" pilot. Assess how to integrate principles of "near graduates" into programs in a cost effective manner. Implement Program-wide activities to assist "near graduates"
  Monitor impact of part time TAP policy on Special Programs students. Assess retention characteristics of FIPSE and SRL programs. Continue retention review of FIPSE and SRL. Make recommendations for expanding FIPSE and SRL programs to additional colleges
Faculty Development Program-wide Planning Retreat Implement goals identified in Program retreat. Program-wide Planning Retreat Implement goals identified in Program retreat
  Tri-State Conference Program-wide participation Discussion and planning for next Tri-State Conference Tri-State Conference Program-wide participation Discussion and planning for next Tri-State Conference
Counseling Initiative Follow-up participation in the 2001 Winter Roundtable at Teachers College. Follow-up participation in the 2002 Winter Roundtable at Teachers College. Follow-up participation in the 2003 Winter Roundtable at Teachers College. Follow-up participation in the 2004 Winter Roundtable at Teachers College.
  Continue diversity training with Program personnel. Sharing What Works Conference. Conference on how to assess counselor effectiveness Follow-up planning to increase counselor effectiveness
Tutor Coordinator Initiative Council Presentation: National College Learning Center Association - October 4-6. Tutor Training, Peer Study Partners/Peer Mentors, Update of Software Technology. Tutor Talk Conference Conference on best practices in supplemental instruction
  Review supplemental instruction strategies for new test requirement. Course-linked workshops. Innovative administration. Increased access to CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction) Continue with Council-wide presentations at National Conferences. Full implementation of CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction) modality
  Assessment study of supplemental instruction. Implementation of expanded supplemental instruction modalities Assessment study of supplemental instruction. Implementation of expanded supplemental instruction modalities
Financial Aid Coordinators Support for annual Financial Aid Conference. On-going monitoring of federal, state and local policies. Continue to monitor policies and practices. Review applicant screening process and propose adjustments
Alumni Initiative Develop permanent alumni committee. Review development of Program-housed alumni data bases Support the development of a Program-wide Alumni Association based on established mission and purpose. Begin to implement identified initiatives. Explore long term and short term initiatives. Assess progress of Program-housed alumni data bases
  Identify purpose and mission of Special Programs Alumni. Target specific activities that alumni might be responsible for. Establish recruitment strategy for recent graduates. Program-wide Alumni Reunion Conference.
  Contact alumni via individual college program. Continue to identify and contact alumni. Continue to identify and contact alumni. Continue to identify and contact alumni.
  Establish liaison with HEOP association. Strengthen ties with HEOP and EOP groups. Strengthen ties with HEOP and EOP groups. Strengthen ties with HEOP and EOP groups.
Innovative Curricula Continue support for new programs to participate in Brooklyn College FIPSE. Continue support for new programs that want to pilot selected techniques of FIPSE. Continue to support current projects. FIPSE participants: Seminar on program results
  Continue support for Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) at New York City Technical College. Continue support for SRL and encourage replication with other programs. Explore innovative pedagogy. Assessment of SRL and review of student cohorts
  Reestablish Gateway to Engineering Program. Develop high school portion of Gateway to Engineering Program and expand to other targeted majors Continue to develop Gateway Program. Continue to develop Gateway Program and assess results of recent collaboratives
Other Initiatives Revision of SEEK/CD Guidelines for submission at May 2001 Board of Trustees Meeting. Program-wide ceremony recognizing alumni, faculty and staff, and student achievement. Implement initiatives that are identified during Program-wide Retreat Continued implementation of initiatives that are identified during Program-wide Retreat


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