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 shared data and analyses that shed light on some factors associated with student success and failure. He presented a draft proposal for how the administrators, faculty, and staff can work together to address first year student success.
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University of Maine Office of Academic Affairs, "Faculty Forum: First-Year Student Success" (2018). General University of Maine Publications. 987.
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