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Student success is central to UMaine's mission, values, reputation and fiscal health. The first year of a student's academic experience has a particularly significant impact on their academic success or failure. A variety of factors contribute to students' success (or failure) in their first year. Throughout the 2018-2019 academic year the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Life collaborated on the development of plans to optimize the first-year student experience.

On September 27, 2018, Provost Hecker led an Academic Affairs Faculty Forum at which he shared background data and analyses related to student success and failure as well as a proposal for how UMaine administrators, faculty, and staff can work together to create a comprehensive first year student success plan. On May 15, 2019, key findings and recommendations from teams assigned to work on various aspects of the plan were shared at a Faculty Forum.

This webpage capture shows how information about the Student Success Initiative was disseminated to the University community and public at-large.


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