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Success Strategy 1: Start Right

The Start Right success strategy represents a structured early experience for large numbers of newly entering students.

Start Right Spring 2018 Final Report (PDF document)

January 2018 Update

As of the close of the Fall 2017 semester, the Start Right Design Team has developed a very preliminary draft framework for each of three different directives stipulated in their charter. In each case, the team's process and degree of progress differ as noted below.

Onboarding Framework: For several weeks a subcommittee of the Start Right Design Team met during its regular weekly meeting time to draft a long-term (3-5yr) framework for onboarding. The framework was presented to the entire team in a 20-minute time slot during a shortened meeting (the last one of the semester), with very limited opportunity for feedback from the entire team. Elements of this plan are being considered for Fall 2018 Achieve@ARC. Once ARC's Student Success Council has had an opportunity to provide detailed feedback on this draft, further details will be shared with the larger college community. Additionally, as appropriate, the Academic and/or Classified Senates will also be consulted.

Summer Experience: Initially this piece was given a low priority in favor of other more complex and time-consuming elements of the charter. As the development of Achieve@ARC became clearer and more pressing, a small sub-group of the Start Right Design Team (John Aubert, Chanin Hardwick, Tera Diggs-Reynolds, and Clint Allison) met over several hours to develop a draft framework and proposal. This work was presented to the Fall 2018 Achieve@ARC Planning Group and will be reviewed and discussed by the Start Right Design Team in Spring 2018. As the draft takes shape, further details will be shared with the larger college community. Additionally, as appropriate, the Academic and/or Classified Senates will also be consulted.   

Freshman Seminar: For several weeks a subcommittee of the Start Right Design Team met during its regular weekly meeting time to draft a set of possible long-term (3-5yr) options for a credit-bearing freshmen seminar. This exploratory work was presented to the entire team in a 20-minute time slot during a shortened meeting (the last one of the semester), with very limited opportunity for feedback from the entire team. It should be noted that there is currently no emerging consensus regarding any one option and that, in fact, there are significant disagreements and unanswered questions regarding all the options. As such, they should NOT be treated as proposals, but rather as jumping off points for further discussion. Once ARC's Student Success Council has had an opportunity to provide detailed feedback on this draft, further details will be shared with the larger college community. Additionally, as appropriate, the Academic and/or Classified Senates will also be consulted.

Chair
Jeff Stephenson
(Associate Vice President of Student Services, Grant Programs)


Co-Chairs
John Aubert (Geography faculty)
Chanin Hardwick (Counselor)

Team (as of 11/1/17)

Name Perspective/Expertise
Jeff Stephenson AVPSS (Grant Programs)
John Aubert Start Right Coordinator/District SEL Representative
Chanin Hardwick Start Right Coordinator
Martin Gomez Counseling - Categorical
Doug Herndon Instructional Dean
Tadael Emiru Student Services Dean 
Frank Kobayashi AVPI/Dean
Tanya Anderson Categorical Support Programs
Tera Diggs-Reynolds SSSP Coordinator
Kimberly Gardner Financial Aid 
Rocio Owens Basic Skills Faculty (Summer Bridge)
Leah Arambel Basic Skills Faculty (Statway/WAC/RAD)
Parrish Geary Enrollment Process
Michelle Brock Basic Skills Faculty (Statway/WAC/RAD)
Dennis Lee Instructional Support Faculty
Tyler Rollins Researcher
Clint Allison Classified Staff (Counseling/Student Support)
Rick Ramirez Counseling - General
Jerome Lahey Assessment 
Shatoyia Anderson Student


Convocation PowerPoint about Start Right strategy (PDF document)