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Several Universities Have Improved Systems to Track Student Progress, Report No. 09-22, March 2009
 
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Since our 2006 report, several of Florida’s universities have taken steps to improve or implement automated systems that monitor students’ progress toward degrees.
  • The University of South Florida has developed the capacity to place an automatic hold on students’ registrations if they do not make sufficient progress toward their chosen degrees.
  • Florida International University is developing a new student degree tracking system, GradXpress, which is scheduled to be implemented in spring 2009. The system will allow students to plan and register for courses in advance, track progress toward their degrees, and view their progress in a web-based environment.
  • The University of Central Florida is creating a new degree audit and a new student tracking system. It plans to implement the degree audit system in spring 2009, while the student tracking system’s implementation date remains uncertain.
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is planning to implement an enhanced automated student advising/tracking system in late summer of 2009 that replaces and reconfigures the advising system the university was using.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 06-48 Student Tracking Systems Can Be Used to Enhance Graduation and Retention Rates, published in May 2006.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Board of Governors
State University System

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 07-37 Progress Report: State Policies for Excess Hours Remain Unchanged; Steps Taken to Strengthen Academic Advising, published in September 2007.
  • Report No. 06-58 Progress Report: Excess Hours Cost State $62 Million Annually; University Actions May Help Address Problem, published in August 2006.
  • Report No. 06-52 Florida’s Postsecondary Institutions Employ a Variety of Support Services for Students, published in June 2006.
  • Report No. 05-30 Excess Hours at Community Colleges Warrant Attention by the Department of Education and the Legislature, published in April 2005.
  • Report No. 04-44 Stronger Financial Incentives Could Encourage Students to Graduate With Fewer Excess Hours, published in June 2004.

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