Ensure understanding of and support for the QI among faculty/staff and students;
Develop eight-semester degree maps, publish maps in catalog, and publicize in recruiting, advising, and orientation materials;
Note: This activity, originally a strategic plan action item, was escalated into a matter of compliance with state statute in Fall 2012. Per the Colorado Department of Higher Education, all FLC programs must be in compliance on length of degree in the 2013-14 catalog. After the degree maps are completed, the QI will see this activity through in terms of ensuring their publication in the catalog and inclusion in recruiting, advising, and orientation materials.
Implement a degree planning and tracking technology to enhance support for student decision-making about course selection and sequencing and student self-monitoring of progress toward degree;
Develop four-year instructional plans so degree tracking technology functionality related to course sequencing can be programmed;
Create institutional encouragements for students to graduate on time;
Clarify roles and responsibilities of faculty and professional advisors;
Note: This activity incorporates into the QI the work by the Faculty Advising Committee on roles and responsibilities of faculty and professional advisors that began in Summer 2012, and which is explicitly addressing the advising of students who are declared vs. those who are undeclared.
Create data reporting and data collection systems to evidence the QI;
Note: The report to the QI must be evidence-based. The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment will be consulted about how to best provide that evidence using existing and new data reporting and collection systems.