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The first year of a student’s academic experience sets the tone for their academic success or failure. Every year from 20% to 25% of first-year students do not return to UMaine for a second year of study. There are a variety of factors that contribute to students’ success (or failure) in their first year.

In 2018-19, the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Life will collaborate to develop a plan to improve first-year students’ experience so that more students build a strong foundation for continued success.

At this Faculty Forum, Provost Hecker will share data and analyses that shed some light on factors associated with student success and failure. He will present a draft proposal for how the administrators, faculty, and staff can work together to address first year student success.

All UMaine community members are encouraged to attend. For those unable to attend, a video of the Forum and an opportunity to provide feedback will be available through this webpage after the Forum.


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Faculty-Forum-Slides.pdf (2185 kB)
First-year Academic Success Slides

Provost-Action-Plan1.pdf (5685 kB)
2014 Provost's Action Plan on Retention and Graduation

First-Year-Experience-Report-9.18.18.pdf (292 kB)
2018 First Year Experience Report



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