Faculty resources for student success

Data points to know

84.7% First-year retention rate
74.1% Second-year retention rate
45.3% Four-year graduation rate
67.4% Six-year graduation rate

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See National Survey of Student Engagement results »

Important links

The following links can help you find the help your students need; select a header below to get started.

Equity-minded framework (versus deficit-minded)

On instruction and pedagogical strategies

On working with first-generation students

On working with financially stressed students

On working with students from traditionally underrepresented communities

On helping students develop appropriate study skills

On the importance of holding office hours

For spring 2020 classes

Consider including in your Syllabi:

  • More assignments, earlier in the semester
  • Classroom attendance/logging in to Blackboard (success indicators that are behavioral vs. academic performance)
  • Early grades
  • The following Student Success statement: Success in this course includes attending class regularly, reading your syllabus, monitoring assignments and grades in Blackboard, meeting with me (your professor) during office hours, going to the Campus Learning Center and the Writing Center, and using resources in the library to support your learning.

Words of wisdom

“Student success does not arise by chance. It requires that institutions commit themselves to intentional, structured, and systematic forms of action that involve faculty, … staff, and administrators alike.”
-Vincent Tinto, Completing College

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