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Student success is central to UMaine's mission, values, reputation and fiscal health. Improving first-year student success is a major focus for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs in 2018-2019. The goal is to develop an integrated plan of actions that will result in improved first year student success as defined by first year retention.

Faculty Support/Development

There is considerable evidence that quality of instruction is a significant factor in student success. This group's charge is to develop a set of recommendations for ways to support faculty success in first year courses. Academic Affairs will provide a list showing the success rates in the most common courses taken by first year students. Please consider the following:

1. Who are the faculty who teach these courses?

2. What can be done to help prepare faculty for teaching these courses?

3. What ongoing professional development can be made available for faculty who teach these courses?

4. What resources (i.e., technical, human) are needed to support teaching in these courses?


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Financial-FYSSI-Charge.pdf (743 kB)
Full text of the Provost's Charge

Faculty-FYSSI-WorkingGroupMembers.pdf (127 kB)
Working Group Members Roster



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