Increase the Graduation Rate
- Provide consistent, effective advising across campus to increase accountability and ensure students are on track to graduate
- Provide more flexible ways to gain a degree
- Develop an effective framework for student recruitment and retention
- Increase on-campus job opportunities for students who need financial assistance
In addition to creating new advising centers, efforts to increase distance education classes, and the approval of revised core curriculum, USI has expanded the use of EBI MAPWorks, an online transition survey taken by new freshmen in fall semester that serves as a catalyst for early intervention as needed. The University has seen significant improvement in retention among freshmen who have participated in the survey over the past few years.
USI also has increased on-campus job opportunities for students needing financial assistance. The percentage of student worker positions has gone up 19 percent over the past five years.