Student Retention and Advisement

Student Retention and Advisement


In order to properly advise and retain music students, the music faculty will:

1. Give all incoming students an audition and theory diagnostic exam for placement.
2. Provide a music advisor for each student in their area of specialization.
3. Maintain an advisement folder for each student.
     a. Provide a diary or summary of each session.
     b. Recent DARS report.
     c. Create a tentative academic plan for the next 4 years.
     d. Plan General Studies classes with double-count between Transfer & LAC
4. Utilize a 3-step advisement format for each session.
     a. Review student’s recent and past academic performance.
          1) ACT test scores.
          2) DARS report for last semesters.
          3) Relative success in applied lessons & student recitals
          4) Other
     b. Review student’s academic goals.
          1) Any changes in the student’s interests?
          2) Any evidence in past performance to suggest a possible change in goal?.
          3) Any suggestions for improving level of success?
     c. Student’s short-term academic goal – registration.
5. Try to involve each student in a music community.
6. Provide theory tutoring for students with difficulties.
7. Strive to improve communication with students.
     a. Send reminders to students via email.
     b. Bulletin board for notices to students.

 

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