Recommendation 15: Applications for Professional Degrees
GIF Task Force Recommendation
Progress Toward Recommendation
Related Recommendations from Retention & Timely Graduation Task Force

15) Limit the number of times that a student can apply to a professional school.

No policies have been implemented at this time

Recommendation 8: Develop an "Integrated Advising Model" to convey students across all thresholds (entering KU; adapting to University life; deciding on major field; transitioning to advising in the major; completing major requirements; graduating)


8A. Use University Advising Center to initiate student/advisor relationship

(i) Involve students in generating realistic plans


8B. Restructure current advising staff FTE's and current faculty service

(i) Identify problems and opportunities for more advising intervention
(ii) Train and purposefully select faculty advisors/mentors
(iii) Develop retention and graduation rate targets for each Academic Community Team


8C. Revise advice to students

(i) Emphasize multi-semester planning
(ii) Promote focus on graduation and long-term goals
(iii) Follow-up on initial term academic performance
(iv) Offer "prescriptive" degree maps, degree map milestones, & "What-if" degree maps


8D. Identify problematic points in student careers as indicated by performance data

(i) Track major and degree exploration
(ii) Review Graduation in Four midpoint progress
(iii) Monitor and intervene to promote timely declaration of major and/or admission to an academic program


8E. Develop decentralized professional advising teams to guide students in majors

(i) Place professional advisors in departments
(ii) Select best faculty advisors to meet the needs of majors


8F. Develop strong and frequent communication and coordination between professional advising staff and degree programs

(i) Provide frequent and meaningful information and feedback to students, staff and faculty about rules, options, performance, and progress toward degree
(ii) Provide both group and individual advising options, extending advising contact time

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