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Student Engagement and Success

Effective university environments challenge and engage students at a high level. The National Survey of Student Engagement includes five benchmark indicators, including academic challenge, learning with peers, experiences with faculty, campus environment and high impact practices. Examine the role of student engagement and success in undergraduate education, graduate education, research and creative activity and service to community and state in the context of the overarching goal of becoming an emerging research university with an unparalleled commitment to student success, closing gaps in achievement and delivering a robust campus experience. Through that examination, propose university-wide goals as well as the actions needed to achieve those goals. Attention should also be paid to promoting efficiency and effectiveness.  Include time frames for expected attainment of goals and actions, proposed assessment and targets for goals, and estimates of human, physical and financial resources required.


  • JoAnn Canales, Facilitator
  • Pam Meyer, Faculty Co-Chair
  • Michael Rendon, Staff Co-Chair