What follows is a brief update on activities since the last meeting of the faculty senate. In the main, this report reflects a continuation of activities outlined at the beginning of the semester.
what are the most important variables that dampen your 4-year or 6-year graduation rates? How did you learn that these were the central factors of concern (empirical data -- quantitative and qualitative).
what have you accomplished to date, by way of progress on retention and graduation? What is working and what has failed?
what are the most appropriate quantitative metrics for success, in graduation and retention, and how did you come to these goals?
please outline your plans, for the next three years, linking back to the variables identified in #1 as well as the metrics for success.
how will you involve key campus stakeholders -- faculty, students, staff and friends of the university -- in the mission? how will your team enhance a culture of student success, and make retention and graduation rates university-wide, shared priorities? We will seek the advice of the Senate, along with others on campus, to help provide the best possible response to the Board of Regents in this important and vital matter.