Students exchange ideas in a lecture hall.
scores in 2000-01 are on a re-centered scale that took
effect in 1996, adding nearly 100 points to the average
test score. The information on high school class ranking
has also undergone a revision in methodology. In recent
years, class rankings are available for a larger proportion
of the freshman class, thus improving the accuracy of
average SAT score has increased significantly and remains
far above the national average for college-bound students.
The proportion of students ranked in the top tiers of
their high school classes is also increasing.
our vision for the future: Syracuse University will become the
nationís leading student-centered research institution. The
ďbecomingĒ is a constant process, but the progress illustrated
here is truly extraordinary.
Registration and Student Records Services
can register for courses 16 hours a day for the 7-day registration
period via the Internet. Introduced in 1999, the system, known
as SCORE (Student-Centered Online Records Environment), virtually
eliminated the need to stand in line or even be on campus to
register. The system also streamlined the processes of clearing
advising holds and obtaining permission to enroll in a restricted
class. Largely freed from clerical data-entry tasks, staff can
now devote more time to individual student needs.
in this area include the following: stronger advisor training
and materials; improved systems for evaluating the advising
process; revised tenure and promotion policies to reflect an
emphasis on high-quality advising; and improved access and timely
dissemination of advising information. Syracuse University earned
the National Academic Advising Associationís Outstanding Advising
Program Award in 1996 as a result of these improvements.
initiative, begun in 1998 with pilot communities for honors and management students,
is a collaboration between the offices of academic and student affairs and provides
first-year students with exceptional opportunities to link their classroom activities
with learning that takes place in the residence halls. This fall, 15 learning
communities are available, 11 of them open to freshmen. Within 10 years, all
students will be able to take advantage of a learning community at some point
during their time on campus.
strides in anticipating student and family needs, improving communications,
and enhancing service dramatically reduced student registration cancellations
because of financial holds, from 1,217 in 1991 to 90 in 2001.