Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

We are excited to announce the launch of a university-wide Student Success Initiative, an effort to better identify the factors that lead to positive and productive experiences for our undergraduate students.

From the classroom to academic advising to co-curricular programs and student support services, each of you play an important role in ensuring we are providing the best experience for our students. We need your participation. I hope you will join your colleagues from across campus at the Student Success Initiative kickoff event:

Monday, September 16 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Illini Union Rooms B and C 

Please RSVP here. 

At the event, campus community members will identify what constitutes undergraduate student success, looking specifically at retention, graduation rates, placement, degree-completion time and other outcomes and experiences. Individuals will identify strengths, gaps and priorities with a focus on academic support, co-curricular activities, first-year experience and foundational courses. Your perspective and input to this process are important.

The launch has been designated an “approved event.” With prior approval and operations permitting, non-exempt civil service employees may attend without loss of pay.

A sign language interpreter will be present. Should you require accessibility accommodations in order to participate in the program, please email as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.


Robert J. Jones

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