RETENTION AND COMPLETION PLAN UPDATE
Early success cited, but plan needs to continuously evolve
THE RETENTION PLAN is well under way, with impressive early results, though much work remains. That was the overriding message as more than 100 faculty, staff and administrators convened for two days in March to review progress and plot strategy.
Much of the discussion centered on ways to ensure that faculty voices and academic-centric goals are included.
"The University is strongly focused on retention and completion," said Dr. Stacey Moore, associate vice president for student success. "The retention plan is a living document, requiring consistent input from all stakeholders. The faculty perspective is critical, and it needs to be more closely integrated into the plan. That was one reason for the March sessions.
"We have already achieved great things together," she added, "and with more voices and with vigilance, we will do even greater things to benefit our students."
The Student Success Steering Team meets to monitor progress and to help ensure the retention plan is on track.
Team members are always looking for "proof points" of success. Please share them with team member Adam Hemminger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentations and discussions
A selection of presentation and discussion notes from two large planning sessions held at the University of Akron.