Navigating the Student Success Collaborative
Welcome to the November issue of the CONNECED newsletter. Highlighted in this issue are the Fall 2020 Progress Report campaign results and Course Success Markers, which are key metrics for monitoring student academic success.
Academic Progress Reporting closed on October 30th. More than 550 faculty members issued progress reports to more than 7,500 students during the Fall 2020 Progress Report campaign.
Progress reports are intended to encourage students to reflect on their academic performance and, if necessary, to take action to improve their academic outcomes. Participation in this effort supports student success and is critical to our academic mission.
Fall 2020 Progress Reporting Dashboards
Progress Report Summary Information | Fall 2019 vs. Fall 2020
Locating Progress Report Information In RaptorConnect
STUDENTS can access the details of their progress report(s) from their Student Home page by clicking the Reports tab. Progress Reports received for this and past terms are available.
FACULTY can access Progress Reports they submitted from the Professor Home page by clicking "Progress Reports" in the Class Listing section.
Progress Reports on the Student Profile
Select: Begin Date: 10/5/2020 - End Date: 10/30/2020
Filter Options: Appropriate Advanced Filters and/or My Students Only
Report Name: Progress Reports
This report details all submitted Progress Reports. Options include "Progress Reports Marked At-Risk Only" and "Include Dropped Courses" and "My Students Only".
Course Success Markers
Monitor key success metrics to optimize student academic success
Click here to view Course Success Markers for each major.
Success Markers represent a group of courses identified as key milestones for students in a given major. They allow advisors to monitor successful completion of these important courses and intervene with students should they not meet the recommended guidelines. Successful completion of the success markers requires a minimum course grade and course completion within credit accumulation guidelines.
Components of a Success Marker:
- A course or group of required courses identified as key to student success within a major, frequently first and second year courses, general education requirements, or program per-requisites.
- The minimum recommended grade for the identified course(s) (ex: C).
- The number of required courses (ex: complete 1, complete 2) – only applicable for success markers composed of more than one course.
- The recommended completion time frame for the identified course(s) (ex: 0-30 credits).
Success markers can be categorized as "Missing", "Completed", or "Upcoming".
Missing Success Markers
Success markers will display as “Missing” for two possible reasons –
- The student completed the course(s) and received a grade below the recommended grade threshold. In this scenario, the course will display as “missing” until the student repeats the course and receives a higher grade.
- The student has not registered for the course(s) in the recommended credit range. In this scenario, the course will move to “Upcoming” once the student registers. The course will then move to “Completed” if the student completes the course with a grade at or above the configured threshold. If the student completes the course with a grade below the recommended grade threshold, that course will move back to the “missing” status.
TIP: To no longer display as “Missing”, click here for instructions on how to disable and re-enable missed success markers.
Completed Success Markers
Success markers will display as “Completed” if the student has completed the course with a grade at or above the recommended grade threshold. Advisors can view all course attempts by that student by clicking “Attempt” in the right column.
TIP: If the student completed the course outside of the recommended credit range, the success marker will still show as “Completed”, as long as the student’s grade is at or above the grade threshold.
Upcoming Success Markers
Success markers will display as “Upcoming” for three possible reasons.
- The student is currently enrolled in the course(s) and has not yet received a grade. Once the student completes the course, the success marker will move to either the “Completed” or “Missing” based on whether their final grade meets the recommended grade threshold set for that success marker.
- The student’s total earned credits fall within the recommended credit timing for that success marker.
- The student’s total earned credits do not fall within the recommended credit timing for that success marker.
The student profile will also display Success Markers in the Recommendations section, suggesting that the student register for those courses only if the student is in the credit range for the courses but has not yet registered for the course. This section is not visible to the student, only the user viewing the student's profile.
Click here for examples of how to use the Advanced Search and Success Markers strategically.
Updates to Filters, Categories and Tags
To make searching for students by College/School enrollment easier, the descriptions for our colleges now show "Camden" first, then the name of the college/school. Users may also type "Camden" into the search bar to narrow the list of colleges/schools to just those for our location.
Student Classification Changes
Below are several improvements to student classifications, both on individual student profiles and within the advanced search feature:
- The classification of Other within advanced search now identifies all students who completed a degree and are otherwise not enrolled at Rutgers. Individual student profiles for these former students will contain a classification of UG Degree Conferred or GR Degree Conferred.
- Current graduate students are now identified within advanced search with the classification of Graduate and this is also reflected on their individual student profile.
- The undergraduate classifications remain unchanged and reflect the number of earned credits (EC): Freshman (0 – 22 EC), Sophomore (23 – 57 EC), Junior (58 – 89 EC), Senior (90+ EC).
Categories are identifiers or student attributes, coded by the university, that are used to group students into cohorts. A single student can belong to multiple categories. Student categories are displayed on the student's profile and can be used as a filter option in Advanced Search in the Student Information drawer. Please contact the Registrar’s Office to make changes to a student’s category.
- UG/GR Degree Conferred - Identifies students who completed a degree (either UG or GR). The term indicator after the graduation year corresponds to the following months: May = 01; January = 09; October and August = 07.
Team and Athlete (Active)
ONSP updates this Tag to identify students who have not yet completed the EverFi requirement. Questions related to this effort should be directed to Cassie Scanlon, x6689.
Please use this form to request or change access to RaptorConnect. After your supervisor’s approval for access, new users must review and agree to follow FERPA guidelines for accessing student data.
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