Focus 2020 Accomplishments
ENHANCED STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND SATISFACTION
• Launched PickOne program, which encourages all students to participate in at least one campus organization or activity. • Implemented Mapworks program to identify and assist struggling students. • Funded annual initiative to pair freshmen with faculty and staff in meaningful work experiences, boosting retention. • Joined EAB student success collaborative and MentorLink to increase retention. • Funded new academic scholarships, including the Blue Devil Guarantee that is awarded to all new freshmen meeting certain criteria. • Added nine new degree programs, 16 certificates, and nine concentrations during the last five academic years. • Enhanced efforts to reduce student drinking and drug use, including training, marketing campaigns, and collaborations with law enforcement.
• Provided apps for laundry machines, bus tracking, and tuition payment. • Provided 94% of recent graduates with applied-learning experiences, such as field experiences and internships; starting fall 2019, 100% of programs will require applied-learning experiences. • Worked with instructors to ensure online courses are accessible to learners with a wide range of learning styles and needs. • Set record for number of employers at student career conferences. • Set record placement rate for recent graduates—98.7%. • Launched campaign to fund enhancements in student experience, learning environments, and programs. • Developed ongoing lab technology replacement process. • Renovated labs and facilities, including Harvey, McCalmont, and Bowman Halls. • Created active-learning classrooms.
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