Student Success Initiative
A Vision for Student Success
While Texas A&M successfully retains and graduates students at higher rates than most institutions in Texas, when compared with other leading universities it becomes clear we must increase student retnetion and graduation rates -- particularly for fist-generation and underepresented students. We must help students connect to the university, remove barriers to success, and reduce achievement disparities, ensuring that all who enroll at Texas A&M University have our fullest measure of support.
Planning for Student Success
To boost retention and graduation rates and lower achievement disparities, Provost and Executive Vice President Carol A. Fierke convened a task force of students and university stakeholders charged with identifying ways to meet four important goals:
Texas A&M University's Student Success Initiative
Led by Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Timothy P. Scott, intensive work by four subcommittees generated seven recommendations with a single focus: student success.
- Increase efforts to boost first-year retention.
- Expand and enhance the Regents' Scholar Program.
- Create a culture that celebrates first-generation students.
- Increase support and consistency for academic advising.
- Establish a help desk to assist students with barriers to timely graduation.
- Increase support for the Office for Student Success.
- Establish a university-wide first year experience.