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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.

Academic Support Services Charge

Develop a set of recommendations about ways that our student academic support services can better serve first year students. Existing services include the Writing Center, Math Den, Academic Support Services for Student Athletes, the Tutor Program, and our three TRIO programs. As you carry out this work, please consider the following questions:

1. How do academic support services currently serve first year students?

2. What factors limit the services that are provided to first year students?

3. What are ways that services can be targeted to students who are most likely to benefit from them?

4. How can networking among academic support services be improved to better serve first year students?

5. How can Navigate, the new student success management system being piloted in the spring, be used as an aid in providing academic support services?

6. What essential services do not exist on campus?


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Academic-Support-Services-FYSSI-Charge.pdf (733 kB)
Full text of the Provost's Charge

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Working Group Members Roster



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