Student Success: Educate to Graduate
Call for Innovation
Propose projects to enhance student persistence, retention and degree completion through effective orientation, advising, supplemental instruction, and career development.
- Our changed economy requires more workers with post-secondary education, and even more college graduates with post-baccalaureate credentials than in the past.
- Oversight and performance expectations from national and state regulatory agencies are now focused on degree completion as a measure of quality.
- As state funding diminishes and we increasingly depend on students’ willingness and ability to pay tuition, they are taking on more debt to earn a college degree.
Examples of Opportunities
- Academic support—How might we develop effective models for supplementing academic instruction and building academic support into core pedagogy?
- Integrated advising—How might we integrate advising on multiple aspects of a student’s educational journey at UNC (e.g., course selection, areas of academic focus, experiences beyond the classroom, planning for further study and/or career path)?
- College transition—How might we support students’ transition from high school to college or their return to college with targeted bridge programs?
- Mapping academic pathways—How might we use data-mining and analytics to help students make appropriate choices of major programs?
- In January 2012, the Secretary of Education invited submissions about promising and practical strategies, practices, programs, and activities that have improved rates of postsecondary success, transfer, and graduation. On the website listed below, you can find the submissions from institutions and organizations that responded to both of these invitations.
More resources can be found on the Resources page.
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