Academic Council Meeting

March 22, 2016

SALSA Has Learned a New Dance Step

We heard your sighs of frustration and responded. Instructors will now be prompted to link to a previous SALSA syllabus when they click Edit my SALSA Syllabus in their new Canvas shells.

Online Class Size

Spring 2016 - enrollment in 5% of online classes is below 10 students.
Strategies to increase class size:
  • Change 16-week sections to 12-week or 8-week to allow time to fill/increase class size
  • Open 12-week and second 8-week sections only after 16-week sections begin
  • Offer classes with chronically low enrollment once per year rather than every semester

Ensure Student Success - "Students Finish What They Start"

90.93% of students enrolled in online classes on January 27th are still enrolled.

However, Butler's overall first time/full time retention rate is 58%. We can improve this.

Canvas and SALSA give us the tools to increase student success and persistence, especially if combined with retention software. Retention software will also provide access to needed information to several Butler departments - Financial Aid, Advisors, Athletics, etc. thus improving efficiency. This one way to Invest In Our Employee's Success - Focus on Performance Excellence.

The schedule for software demonstrations is below.

Copley Retention Demo

Copley Retention Software
Wednesday, March 23, 2:00 pm

Please click or copy and paste the link to join the meeting. Audio on the laptop or phone can be used as well.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States : +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 546-114-077

Dropout Detective Demo

Dropout Detective
Tuesday, March 29, 9:30 am

Join the meeting:
On a computer, use any browser. Nothing to download.
On a phone or tablet, launch the app and enter meeting code: ASPIREDU1

Join the audio conference:
Dial the phone number and enter access code, or connect via internet.
United States - Atlanta, GA +1.404.801.3225
Access Code 400-114-251#
Other international numbers available

By computer via internet:
Join the meeting, click the phone icon and select 'Call via internet'. A small download might be required.

Civitas Software Demo

Civitas Software
Thursday, March 31, 2:00 pm
15229 BOE Campus

Academic Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 22nd, 1:30pm

715 East 13th Street

Andover, KS

Meeting will be held in the Grizzly Den

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