The Scorpion Path: Fourth Year to Graduation

The Scorpion Path: Fourth Year to Graduation

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    Aspiration

Students graduate at the end of their fourth year or have a clear plan for degree completion. They have a clear understanding of what they need to accomplish to satisfy their career goals or pursue additional education. They see their college experience as transformational as opposed to transactional.

    Audience

Full-time students with 90 credits or more.

      Goals

Ensure minor problems do not hinder graduation

  • Use our collective resources to help students overcome non-academic challenges.

Ensure that students continue to feel connected to the campus

  • Use outreach and events to help students feel supported and embraced by the NSC community.

Action Plan

The Action plan outlines our deliverables, project leads, and priorities.

The Scorpion Path: Third Year

The Scorpion Path: Third Year

    Aspiration

Continuing students continue to feel that NSC is supporting their goals, but they also have increased independence and the confidence to navigate unforeseen challenges.

    Audience

Full-time continuing students between 60-90 credits.

      Goals

Enhance Community and Belonging

  • Increase students’ opportunities to engage with other students and embrace our culture.

Increase student preparation for their post-graduate lives

  • Help students plan for a career or graduate program.

Action Plan

The Action plan outlines our deliverables, project leads, and priorities.

The Scorpion Path: Second Year

The Scorpion Path: Second Year

    Aspiration

Students from all backgrounds remain enrolled at NSC, in good academic standing, and with satisfactory progress toward their degrees. They continue to be excited about their learning experience and have a clear sense of the path they need to follow to graduate on time. They have a deeper understanding of NSC’s mission and what makes us unique. They are recognized for their accomplishments after completing their second year and passing the half-way point, and begin to experience the transformation that anchors our definition of student success.

    Audience

  • Full-time students willing to consider completing a BA/BS at NSC (as opposed to students who are taking a class but plan on transferring).
  • Students at risk of being overlooked because of our focus on incoming students.

      Goals

Recognize student progress

  • Use personalized messaging and public events to recognize student achievements.

Enhance community & belonging

  • Increase students’ opportunity to engage with other students and embrace our culture.

Support degree progress

  • Encourage students to develop and follow a path to graduation.

Provide superb, proactive academic support

  • Increase our overall utilization of academic support services.

Action Plan

The Action plan outlines our deliverables, project leads, and priorities.