Student Support Services

InitiativesGoalMeans of AchievingOutcomeMethods of AssessmentResultsResult Use
LearningEighty (80%) percent of all enrolled participants served by the SSS project will meet the performance level required to stay in good academic standing at the grantee institution.TRIO Student Support Services participants receive academic support that relates to their coursework. Support includes study skills workshops, general academic advising such as assistance with course selection, one-on-one and group tutoring, as well as professional mentoring on issues that affect academic success. Well qualified staff address the needs of the project participants through a comprehensive and intrusive delivery of academic services outlined above.Participants will use appropriate academic support services in order to remain in good academic standing at WSU.Monitor students' participation levels in workshops and SSS courses. After each semester, students transcripts with be checked to determine academic standing.94.48% of all SSS participants met the performance level required to stay in good academic standing at WSU during the 12-13 academic year.Enter Use of Result
LearningEighty-five (85%) percent of all participants served by the SSS project will persist from one academic year to the beginning of the next academic year or graduate or transfer during the academic year.Staff coordinate and present workshops that focus on orientation to the university, addressing assessment of personal and academic needs, academic skills building, class registration, and finalizing financial aid applications. Personal development activities focus on the needs of the participant including professional mentoring, self-motivation and direct and self-assessment. The participants receive assistance in the selection of courses to ensure proper registration, course preparation, long term educational and professional goals and a timely graduation.Students will select those services offered by SSS that will enhance their academic careers such that they are able to either remain at WSU in subsequent semesters, graduate or transfer to another institution of higher education.SSS participants will receive academic and personal mentoring or participate in workshops or tutoring sessions as prescribed by needs assessment forms. Participation will be documented by contacts entered into program database, sign-in sheets, and tutoring database forms. Student transcripts will be checked at the end of the fiscal year to determine persistence.86.89% of SSS participants persisted from the 11-12 academic year to the 12-13 academic year.Enter Use of Result
LearningThirty-eight (38%) percent of new participants served each year will graduate within six (6) years.SSS staff will provide academic assistance as well as graduate school preparation advising and workshops for SSS seniors.Graduation with a bachelors degree.University graduation reports and student transcripts will be reviewed.43.05% of the 07-08 SSS cohort graduated within 6 years of entering program.Enter Use of Result