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.
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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:
Sean Van Koughnett