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GOAL 2:  STUDENT SUCCESS - RETENTION, COMPLETION AND WORKFORCE PREPAREDNESS

The University will foster and support student success and engagement and the Drive to 55 goal of increasing the number of Tennesseans with degrees. Persistence and achievement interventions with nontraditional, minority and low-income students will support Tennessee Higher Education Commission's goals and objectives.

 

PRIORITY 2.1 • CREATE AND EXPAND QUALITY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Objective 2.1.1 – Expand quality program development and curriculum options for students

Objective 2.1.2 – Enhance quality research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students

Objective 2.1.3 – Create engaging and high-impact learning experiences for undergraduate students that support retention and student growth and development

Objective 2.1.4 – Explore innovative methods to increase student success

Objective 2.1.5 – Assess and enhance online instruction delivery and programming to increase student success

 

PRIORITY 2.2 • PROMOTE VIBRANT AND ENGAGING STUDENT LIFE EXPERIENCES

Objective 2.2.1 – Expand physical health and mental health services to support student success

Objective 2.2.2 – Increase options for on-campus dining and living with new facilities to support target populations and enrollment growth

Objective 2.2.3 – Increase recreation offerings to support enrollment growth and target populations

Objective 2.2.4 – Increase and tailor student programming options for engagement and retention of students

 

PRIORITY 2.3 • WORKFORCE PREPAREDNESS AND CAREER PLANNING

Objective 2.3.1 – Enhance student outreach and communication of Career Services programs

Objective 2.3.2 – Expand experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students to explore career options, gain experience and network professionally

Objective 2.3.3 – Create, support and assess interventions that increase workforce preparedness and placement for graduates

Objective 2.3.4 – Promote internship opportunities to students and campus constituents

Objective 2.3.5 – Support employer recruitment efforts and provide resources to facilitate employment

 

PRIORITY 2.4 • SUPPORT AND ASSESS STUDENT SUCCESS INTERVENTIONS AND INITIATIVES

Objective 2.4.1 – Charge a student success committee with making recommendations to the University community to promote a comprehensive student success agenda

Objective 2.4.2 – Study student success, retention and completion data of APSU students, including student perceptions of their experiences

Objective 2.4.3 – Conduct an inventory of current student success initiatives and programs, and review University and department processes/policies that impact student success

Objective 2.4.4 – Study best practices and examine other university models

Objective 2.4.5 – Make recommendations to create, and/or expand and assess student success interventions and initiatives

 

PRIORITY 2.5 • SUPPORT FACULTY AND STAFF ENGAGEMENT IN STUDENT SUCCESS INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMS

Objective 2.5.1 – Provide professional development for faculty and staff to increase student success through teaching and learning and support services

Objective 2.5.2 – Create processes and robust communication plans to share supported interventions with faculty and staff through professional development

Objective 2.5.3 – Support and promote retention of highly qualified faculty and staff

 

PRIORITY 2.6 • SUPPORT THEC AND THE TENNESSEE DRIVE TO 55 AND TBR DEGREE COMPLETION GOALS

Objective 2.6.1 – Participate in THEC completion initiatives

Objective 2.6.2 – Increase undergraduate degree completion by 26 percent over 10 years

Objective 2.6.3 – Increase graduate degree completion by 26 percent over 10 years

Objective 2.6.4 – Increase progression rate of freshmen accumulating 30 hours by 10 percent over 10 years

Objective 2.6.5 – Increase progression rate of sophomores accumulating 60 hours by five percent over 10 years

Objective 2.6.6 – Increase progression rate of students accumulating 90 hours by five percent over five years