Student Success and Experience

  • Improve retention and graduation rates of all students and decrease the gap in retention and graduation rates for underrepresented, Pell-eligible and first-generation students.
    • Expand student services that support underrepresented, Pell-eligible, ACT score of 18-to-23, and first-generation students (e.g., TRIO, Bears LEAD, access programs).
    • Continue to evaluate the most effective use of GEP 101 and realign program accordingly.
    • Develop the Center for Academic Success and Transition as a hub to coordinate collaboration among units working on student success initiatives.
    • Enhance advisement support for students (e.g., organized transfer advisement and registration periods, college proactive advisement programs, advisement for students nearing graduation).
  • Expand leadership, community engagement and cultural development opportunities for students.
    • Host activities, events and speakers on campus with a focus on maintaining balanced political discourse and fulfilling the public affairs mission by encouraging ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.
    • Expand student participation in the Collaborative Diversity Conference.
    • Expand multicultural programming by increasing outreach and campus partnerships.
    • Expand the URSA engagement camp to include a session specifically for transfer students.
    • Expand opportunities for students to engage in high-impact and experiential learning experiences.
  • Review and assess campus-wide career planning efforts and improve the successful career outcomes rate for recent graduates.
  • Expand financial literacy training for students.
  • Continue to implement alternatives to traditional print textbooks and course materials in an effort to reduce student expenses. (e.g., StreamlinEd and other digital content).
  • Increase visibility of intercollegiate athletics, performing arts, fine arts and other activities to enhance their impact on student, community and alumni experiences.

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