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University Advising Milestones


  • Academic Deans’ Council approved a set of “Student Success” Guiding Principles
  • Pilot of Freshmen Success Center Program in winter quarter (now known as First Year Success Program) with 4 of the 6 colleges participating


  • Cal Poly Advising Council convened an “Advising Structure Committee”
    • Comprised of 25 professions and students
    • Reviewed strengths & weaknesses of current structure
    • Reviewed contemporary advising delivery models
    • Attended NACADA Summer Institute
    • Made recommendations on advising goals and a model for the campus
  • In the fall 2010, Advising Council and Deans Council agreed on a new central advising position: Assistant Vice Provost for University Advising
  • Implemented Freshmen Success Program in winter quarter to all 6 colleges


  • University Advising Office established and hired the campus’s first Assistant Vice Provost for University Advising


  • Proposal for a central Academic Success Center was approved; funded through Student Success Fee (and later received funding through Chancellor’s Office ASSP Funds)


  • 2nd incumbent of Assistant Vice Provost for University Advising is hired
  • Mustang Success Center launched in building 52
  • Created Transfer Success Program (TSP) & offered it in winter & spring quarters
  • Expanded First Year Success Program to be offered in winter and spring quarters for the first time


  • Created and implement advising notes to campus, OneStop
  • Strengths Finder introduced to Cal Poly campus


  • Collaborative Advising of Student Success Initiative took place
  • Implemented Professional Development campus event (June)
  • Streamlined transfer student PowerPoint presentation to be similar for all colleges and launched Transfer Student Experience Network

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