Rollins Works to Improve Student Success and Retention

December 02, 2010

Professor Scott Rubarth works with students

Rollins is embarking on a campus-wide student success initiative led by Interim Provost Laurie M. Joyner and Dean of Admission David Erdmann to strengthen the academic experiences, success and persistence of our students.

Earlier this fall, a Student Success campus-wide survey was administered to gain feedback on areas that have a high likelihood of contributing to greater student success at Rollins. Seven priorities were identified from the survey as well as from a review of national retention literature. Work groups focusing on each of the seven priorities will develop action items for consideration by the Student Success and Retention Task Force.

The work groups that emerged as high priorities include academic advising, healthy behaviors/campus culture, high impact practices, instructional excellence/student-faculty connections, student recruitment and financial aid, student success after graduation and research and discovery. Faculty and staff have been chosen to serve as members of these work groups and students will be asked to participate to ensure an inclusive and collaborative effort focused on continuous improvement.

“As we proceed with this initiative, the task force is being charged with developing a college-wide strategic agenda for student success and retention,” said Joyner. “In the coming months, college-wide meetings and updates will be announced as we move towards strengthening student engagement, satisfaction, success and retention at Rollins.”

By Trish Moser

Office of Public Relations & Community Affairs
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