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FutureSTATE 2015 Progress Reports
ENHANCE STUDENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Initiative: Continue efforts to improve the degree audit and registration systems to make them more student-friendly and staff-friendly, including facilitation of the transfer process from the community colleges. (2007-08)
Achievements of the past year:
We plan to use CAPP, the degree audit system, for May 08 UG degree clearances. Have identified improvements in transfer articulation process that will benefit CAPP. Implemented new registration controls to allow class restrictions by concentration.
Goals for the next year:
Complete transfer articulation improvements and implement these changes in CAPP. Begin planning and analysis for implementation of student Degree Plan features within Astra Systems.
Constraints to full implementation of this initiative:
Will need one additional (one total for office) FTE classified scheduler position to free up senior staff to implement, manage and operate new software.
Continued course content variances and course sequences between CJCs & IHL institutions will continue to negatively impact transfer articulation and untimely CAPP.
Proposed modification of the initiative:
Overall assessment of the status of the initiative or other comments:
On schedule. Will continue to deal with transfer articulation to the best of our abilities. Need additional staff and position funding to move ahead.