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Working Group #4

Standard 8: Student Admissions and Retention

  1. How does Hostos communicate and ensure that students are aware of academic program admission and graduation requirements?
  2. How effectively does Hostos communicate comprehensive information and advice regarding financial aid, scholarships, grants, loans, and other sources of tuition assistance to ensure that prospective and current students are able to enroll at the college?
  3. Given that first year retention is a major challenge at Hostos, how well does the college assist prospective and current students to transition into college life and college-level work during their freshman year?
  4. How well does Hostos facilitate transition into four-year colleges, licensure, career programs, and the world of work?
  5. How well does the College track students who withdraw, drop/stop, or transfer out prior to graduation? To what extent does Hostos use retention/attrition data and analysis to improve academic and student support programs?
  6. What demographic changes will impact Hostos student composition in coming years? How will Hostos position itself to respond to anticipated and unanticipated changes?

Standard 9: Student Support Services

  1. To what extent does Hostos assess student support services and utilize that information to improve those services?
  2. How are students identified as being “at risk” and what services and supports are provided to assist those students in persisting?
  3. To what extent do Hostos’ extracurricular activities foster the students’ personal and social development?
  4. How does the institution assess the effectiveness of student advisement services and how is that information used to improve those services?

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