Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Ed.D. in Education

First Advisor

KB Melear

Second Advisor

Philis George

Third Advisor

Whitney Webb


University of Mississippi

Relational Format



Nearly ten percent of the first-year class at the University of Mississippi go on Academic Warning or Academic Probation each semester after their first-full semester at the University. During this time, the student's GPA is below a 2.0, which requires them to take the EDHE 101: Academic Skills for College course, if they plan to return to the University that following Spring or Fall semester (depending on which was their first-full semester). Academic Support Programs, under the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience oversees this course and several other programs to assist students as they look to return to Good Standing, academically. Another program Academic Support provides for students to use is Academic Consultations, which are one-on-one, 30-minute meetings with a staff member to go over time management, organization, and study skills; with the hope that the student will use this information in their other classes as they study and prepare for exams or other assignments. These two programs have never been paired together and examined to see how effective and efficient they are for assisting students while looking for changes in their GPA during the same semester, with the hopes of bringing them back to Good Standing. This DiP will lay out the plan to do that, as well as look at the future of the program, and the leadership styles of those involved.


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