Student Success. AHS Faculty Council March 25, 2011. 6 th Decade Plan. Sixth Decade Plan “UW will be a leader among its peer public institutions in North America in engaging its student body intellectually, culturally and socially.”. Retention Rate.
AHS Faculty Council
March 25, 2011
Sixth Decade Plan
“UW will be a leader among its peer public institutions in North America in engaging its student body intellectually, culturally and socially.”
Increase 1st to 2nd year retention rates by 1% per year over the next three years.
Retention rate for the 2008 1st year cohort in 2009 was 89%.
Provide a more engaging and supportive environment for an increasingly diverse student body.
More mature applicants are returning to school, more Aboriginal youth are pursuing higher education, more new Canadians and first-generation Canadians are applying to university, more international students are choosing to study in Canada, so incoming student cohorts are more diverse than ever.
1991: 19.73 years of age
2001: 18.95 years of age
2010: 18.33 years of age
Note: Fall term only, excluding those => 30 years of age
Develop and support the “whole student”.
- support for academic success
- build community and personal/professional networks
- provide a platform to share and showcase student talent and ideas
- open data initiative
“The best Year One transition program in North America”
Background and Process: