Retention and Student Success in Persistently Challenging Courses

In the face of intense national and state attention on graduation rates, student debt, and workforce development, it is clear that colleges and universities must develop means for all students to make timely and satisfactory progress toward degree completion without incurring burdensome debt.  While institutions work to make significant gains in student completion rates, it is equally important that they maintain their standards of rigor and excellence. Students studying

To help achieve these dual goals, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Fritz Erickson, in collaboration with Dr. William Potter, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL), are supporting initiatives created and offered by FCTL.

On the menu to the right, we provide links to:

  • A report prepared in May 2013 titled, "Retention and Student Success in Persistently Challenging Courses";
  • Two initiatives in support of student success and retention in persistently challenging courses; and
  • A proposal form for seeking funding from one or both of the initiatives.