At MTSU, we strive to provide an ever-improving educational environment for our students, one that removes barriers unrelated to learning, provides support, and raises academic quality and expectations. The primary effects of this evolving process should be increased student engagement, learning, and ultimately, success.
This web page provides a partial list of some of the many ways in which our academic community is actively working to augment success at MTSU plus links to external resources. By sharing and highlighting student success efforts on campus, we hope to stimulate discussion and actionable ideas and approaches throughout the community.
A review of the literature on student success reveals several practices that are repeatedly noted for their positive impact *. These approaches can be roughly divided into four categories: advising, community building, pedagogy, and the removal of barriers to success. Below, you can find examples of these approaches plus links to new initiatives being implemented at MTSU.
Exemplar Practices & Ideas
A review of the literature on student success and retention reveals several practices that are repeatedly noted for their positive impact. What follows below are examples of how various colleges and departments at MTSU plan to apply these recognized approaches.
College Retention Plans
In this section, we highlight exciting new approaches to student success not only in Academic Affairs, but also by our partners across the institution.