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Systemic Changes in Advising During Florida’s Developmental Education Reform
September 26, 2019
Shouping Hu
Tags: Student Supports, 3. Provide supports., New Roles for Student Services

The Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 1720 (SB 1720)
in 2013 that started statewide developmental education
reform in the FCS beginning from the fall of 2014.
Accordingly, FCS institutions made changes in advising
and support services as required by SB 1720. The
majority of respondents from FCS institutions reported
undertaking more labor-intensive changes to advising,
such as spending more time with at-risk students
identified through early alert systems and increasing the
duration of advising sessions.