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Retention and Student Success

Faculty & Staff Resources


Faculty & Staff Resources

Start-Up Student Success

Research suggests that quality faculty interaction is a critical factor in student success. Start-Up Student Success is a recommended set of simple activities for faculty to utilize during the first four weeks of the semester that will greatly enhance your student’s opportunity for success.

  1. Require attendance for the first four weeks of the semester.
  2. Get to know the names of every student in your class.
  3. Ensure that students understand what is expected of them to earn success in the class.
  4. Establish learning communities within the class setting.
  5. For first year courses, participate in the 5th-Week Assessment conducted through the Office of Retention and Student Success.
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