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Redesign of the Coastal Discovery Workshop (College of Coastal Georgia-2023)

Strategy/Project Name: 
Redesign of the Coastal Discovery Workshop
Momentum Area: 
Strategy/Project Description: 

Redesign the third stage of the orientation process: Coastal Discovery Workshop (CDW). Inspired by the Momentum Summit V presentation on Mindset activities in FYE from Nashville State Community College, the College of Coastal Georgia will completely redesign the CDW to incorporate elements of the “You’ve Got This!” OER created by NSCC.

Redesign was completed in April 2023 and You’ve Got This launched in May 2023. This course was briefly introduced at each Summer Orientation for new first year students.

Activity Status: 
Evaluation/Assessment plan: 

Evaluation Plan and measures: Revisit and revise “You’ve Got This” based on student feedback, level of participation, and engagement score.


  • Participation level is based on the number of students who accessed the course. 
  • Engagement score is determined by the percentage of course activities completed. 

Baseline measure (for each KPI):

  • Baseline Measure for Participation Level:  66% of students enrolled in YGT access the course.
  • Baseline Measure for Engagement Score: 9.8% of students complete 70% or more of the course activities 

Current/most recent data (for each KPI) [NEW for 2023]:

  • Participation Level: 66% of students accessed the course.
  • Engagement Score: 9.8% of the students completed 70% or more of course activities

Goal or targets (for each KPI):

  • Participation Level: 70% of students access the course.
  • Engagement Score: 15% of the students complete 70% or more of the course activities

Time period/duration: Will assess in December 2023 and April 2024

Progress and Adjustments: 

You've Got This (YGT) was opened and available in May 2023, so students had access early to this crucial resource. Prior to 2023, the Coastal Discovery Works shop was opened in August of each year. Students had the opportunity to log on to the course during their summer orientation.  YGT needs to be promoted and marketed broadly to students using multiple modes of communication: email, texts from Salty. Scheduling a specific time for students to further explore the course at orientation would increase the likelihood that students would engage with the YGT and promote student success.

Plan for the Year Ahead: 

Review videos and other content in “You’ve Got This” for accuracy, fix any broken links, and update assignments that have due dates.

Refine and maintain “You’ve Got This” to coincide with DECK 1000. Incorporating the components of “You’ve Got This” will enhance the impact of DECK 1000.

Challenges and Support: 

Challenges include time limitations and having a limited number of staff to work on this course. This course was redesigned and managed by a four-person team.  Current team membership is three. There are time constraints during the summer orientations. There is limited time to interact with students and promote You've Got This. The course is only briefly mentioned during the technology session at orientation.

Supports needed:

  • Additional funding to hire additional staff to work on these projects and other initiatives that contribute to student success.
  • A two-minute welcome video from the Chancellor introducing this course and stressing its importance as a resource for student success.  This video would be added to the robust collection of videos from Coastal Georgia administration: President, Vice Presidents, Assistant Vice Presidents, Director of Financial Aid, etc., that are embedded in each course module and populate the course News feed.
Primary Contact: 
Niki Schmauch, Director of Academic Support
Lisa McNeal, Director of eLearning