TASK FORCE FORMED
The Academic Task Force on Undergraduate Reform: Student Support - recommended creation of a center that provides advising and support services for students from any college who are exploring majors, and career/life goals, and making transitions between colleges.
CAPE IS PROPOSED
The Center for Students in Transition Working Group proposed the establishment of the Center for Academic Planning and Exploration in order to provide targeted “high-touch” support for those students in academic transition, specifically students who are strongly undecided in their academic major, exploring majors between Colleges, or seeking admission to a competitive major.
CAPE Pilot Program is launched in Appleby Hall. 7 Part-time Coaches brought on board to serve in split appointment positions from various colleges. In Fall 2010, the CAPE office moved over to the new STSS Building (now Bruininks Hall). The first section of OUE 2001: Academic Planning and Exploration is offered.
HIRING FULL-TIME COACHES
CAPE began hiring full-time Academic and Career Coaches in addition to continuing the part-time coaching model.
RECOGNITION AND IMPROVEMENTS
CAPE is recognized by NACADA as a 2013 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program. A new and improved CAPE website is launched, and the debut of the Major Profiles online resource.
PEER COACH DROP-INS
Services are expanded with drop-in hours staffed by student peer coaches.
ANNUAL EVENT & INTERNATIONAL FOCUS
1st annual Major/Minor Expo event is held, with over 950 students attending. CAPE hired a new position focused on serving the needs of International students funded through the International Student Fee process.
Award-winning Tate Conference Showcase Session offered, Academic Coaching: Integrating a coaching approach into advising practice. This session created momentum to build towards future training initiatives within CAPE.
NEW DIRECTOR & STAFF STRUCTURE
1st full-time dedicated Director of CAPE established. Final cohort of part-time coaching staff wrapped up their term with CAPE, and the unit transitioned to being fully staffed by full-time coaches.
TRAINING INITIATIVE LAUNCHED
Creation of the Coaching Skills Training Program and inaugural cohort launched. Assistant Director role created to help support creation and implementation of this initiative.