3 Core Theme 1: Student Success Objective 1: Improve successful completion of students’ educational goals, including graduation, transfer, and CTE completion. Strategies Academics Increase the fall-to-fall persistence rate to match the fall-to-spring persistence rate. Conduct a Gateway course completion campaign. Implement a part-time faculty mentor program for Gateway students. Implement registration and drop holds on Gateway cohort. Increase faculty professional development and training. Enhance embedded tutoring and supplemental instruction programs. Modify Skills Center requirements and math courses. Provide additional training for Developmental Math Instructors. Hold a registration promotion event each semester. Implement Learning Commons model to increase utilization of academic support services. Offer stackable certificates and degrees. Provide and market clear articulation agreements, especially with UNR. Schedule courses in an effective, student- centered, and completion-oriented manner Ensure that a full complement of GE courses is available each semester. Student Services Offer On Track to Graduate workshops. Provide graduation incentives grants. Develop support for degree-seeking undecided majors. Provide more incentive grants and scholarships and discounted tuition. Continue First Year Experience programming for Undecided and Success First Students. Address financial barriers that interfere with student persistence: FLAMES, Wizards’ Warehouse, emergency scholarship workshops; student employment; paid internships Use technology to effectively manage communications and services that support enrolled students’ success and completion (CRM, People Soft, Canvas, social media, texting, veterans’ listserv etc.). Including: Starfish use (Early Alerts; Kudos; Progress Reports; Student Success Plans) Audit process Strategic use and management of holds including drop holds for targeted populations Invite continuing students to apply for financial aid, including addition of To-Do list item for non-FAFSA degree seeking students Provide faculty training on how to use the Starfish Early Alert System.