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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.

  1. Increase efforts to boost first-year retention.
  2. Expand and enhance the Regents' Scholar Program.
  3. Create a culture that celebrates first-generation students.
  4. Increase support and consistency for academic advising. 
  5. Establish a help desk to assist students with barriers to timely graduation.
  6. Increase support for the Office for Student Success. 
  7. Establish a  university-wide first year experience.