The SST formed in 2006 to bring attention and action to issues that influence undergraduate student success. It’s one of several initiatives inspired by The Iowa Promise strategic plan, which foregrounds undergraduate education and enrichment.
During 2006-2007, SST members reviewed admission and retention data, institutional factors that influence student success, and surveys of student experiences and outcomes. This research informed an action plan for 2007-2009.
Today, projects that originated with SST are becoming part of the campus culture. The IOWA Challenge summarizes UI expectations and values—a mission statement for students. Pick One encourages new students to get involved as soon as they set foot on campus. Fall Convocation marks the start of the academic year with new traditions.
Presentations about SST and SST Initiatives
A Grassroots Approach to Promote Student Success, 2010 Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting
Communicating Clear Expectations for Student Success: The IOWA Challenge, 2011 Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting
The Student Success Team has championed many initiatives and committees to support student success. Past committees and initiatives are listed.
2007 SST Retreat
Past SST Meeting Presentations
More recent presentations can be found in the News section.
First Generation Iowa, 2012
Pick One, 2010
Critical MASS Program, 2010
Saturdays in Service, 2009
Master Planning at UI, 2008
Pick One Initiative, 2008