CONNECTED

Navigating the Student Success Collaborative

This issue of Connected is focused on Mid-Term Progress Reporting and updates within the system designed to strategically leverage the platform and grow impact.

Fall 2020 Mid-Term Progress Reporting October 5th - October 30th

Mid-Term Progress Reporting offers faculty an opportunity to provide students with feedback on their performance mid-way through the semester. Progress reporting is intended to encourage students to reflect on their academic performance and, if necessary, take action in order to improve their academic outcomes.


Instructors may issue progress reports for the reasons listed in the chart below. Each concern reason issues an Alert and some concern reasons open a Case in RaptorConnect.

Students receiving a progress report indicating concern are notified immediately via email. Email messages provide instructions to review progress report details, helpful resources and suggestions to improve their performance. CLICK HERE to read the content of the automated message a student will receive for each concern reason.


Students may access the details of their progress report(s) by logging in to RaptorConnect, then clicking on the 'Reports' tab.


You may have students in your classes or programs that are unfamiliar with progress reports. We have a set of FAQs for students that you might find helpful.

Students Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Progress Reports

Faculty Guide to Progress Reporting

Faculty may also have questions regarding progress reporting and many answers can be found in our FAQs here:

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Progress Reports


We are now in our fifth semester of progress reporting and many faculty are familiar with the process. However, if you’d like to learn more about how to submit progress reports, please watch this brief video.

In past semesters, our campus has achieved an outstanding level of faculty participation across all colleges. Our goal this semester is to achieve 100% participation for all undergraduate courses, a commitment that will show our unified effort to help all students succeed. We will share results of this important initiative in future issues of Connected!

Updates to Filters: Courses, Categories, and Tags

College/School Descriptions

To make searching for students by College/School enrollment, 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

Improvements to student classifications, both on individual student profiles and within the advanced search feature:


  1. 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.

  2. Current graduate students are now identified within advanced search with the classification of Graduate and this is also reflected on their individual student profile.

  3. 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

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.


New Categories:

  • 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.

Tags

To request a new Tag, CLICK HERE.


Tags are text labels that can be applied to students by users who have appropriate permission. Tags are used within RaptorConnect to create ad-hoc lists of students that cannot be accounted for in other methods of grouping students (such as Categories). Tags are also displayed on the student profile and can be used an option for filtering in Advanced Search.


New Tags/Notes:
The Division of Student Academic Success conducted analysis of Sakai and Canvas participation data and identified undergraduate and graduate students who may be behind in quiz and/or assignment participation. We have tagged these students and will be conducting a call campaign to the undergraduates identified and logging these calls as notes on the students’ profiles in an effort to decrease the number of progress report concerns received by these students.


New Tags:

Missing 2+ asgmnt&quiz part. in LMS a/o 22sep20

Missing 2+ quiz part in LMS a/o 22sep20


New Note Reason:

SAS call campaign note


NURS Student Success Project Tags:

  • Low Personal / College Support
  • Financial Challenges
  • Excessive Work Hours
  • Family Obligations

RESOURCES & TRAINING

Request New User Access / Change User Access Form

Please use the New User Access/Change User Access form to request or change access to RaptorConnect. After supervisor access approval, new users will receive an acknowledgment of Faculty/Staff responsibility regarding access to student information.


Three Ways to Reduce DFWs - In 30 Minutes

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