Advancing Student Success
A dialogue for University faculty, staff and administrators
The Student Success and Graduation InitiativeTask Force (SSGI) and the César E. Chávez Institute (CCI) will co-sponsor a lunchtime reading and discussion series to examine factors that support or hinder student academic success.
The meetings will provide an informal forum for faculty and staff/administrators to jointly delve into key issues affecting students' academic achievement, informed by recent research. Each meeting will focus on a pre-circulated reading on a different topic - unpacking research findings, then exploring their possible implications for how we serve our students.
Supporting undergraduate degree completion advances social justice and economic prosperity for the region, state and nation. Today, three-quarters of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. require education and training beyond a high school diploma, yet nearly half of students who begin a baccalaureate program are not able to finish within six years too many of them are students of color and those from low-income households.
The lunch dialogues are piloting this semester on the following Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Commons (LIB 286):
No preregistration is required. Bring a lunch -- drinks and dessert will be provided.