Student Success

What is student success?

Student success at UWL reflects a commitment to preparing students for success in their professional and personal lives. Standard metrics of student success include persistence, retention, and graduate rates. However, other measurable and immeasurable outcomes  compose the goals of student success at UWL as the campus focuses on the whole student.  High quality experiences and learning combine to help a student feel a sense of belonging to the campus and its students, staff, and faculty. UWL's mission states that the university provides "a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success."

What does UWL do to promote student success?

The interactive tool below catalogs UWL's efforts that contribute to students staying enrolled and graduating while having a satisfying and successful college experience. 

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advising & registration, curricular, engagement & belonging, financial, first gen, multicultural, pell grant eligible, well-being   covid-19 initiated
engagement & belonging, curricular Academic Affairs Provost's Office First Year Seminar (FYS)  The First-Year Seminar (FYS) is required of all first-year students and transfer students with less than 30 credits. Students explore a topic of shared interest to an instructor and the students in the class, and complete modules associated with information and resources that will assist students in their transition to college.

https://www.uwlax.edu/faculty-senate/first-year-seminar/

engagement & belonging,  curricular, multicultural Diversity & Inclusion Diversity & Inclusion Hekima Scholars Program aimed at addressing the educational barriers facing young Men of Color at UWL.  

https://www.uwlax.edu/diversity-inclusion/diversity-and-inclusion-scholar-programs/hekima-scholars-program/

well-being Student Affairs  Residence Life   Residence Life Initial Check Students that have not checked into the residence halls are contacted by their Resident Assistant.  

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Academic Affairs Records & Registration Registration Reminder The day before registration date, undergraduates sent a text message that reads "Don’t forget! Your UWL  course registration is tomorrow. Log in to WINGS at your assigned time to complete this task."

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engagement & belonging Student Affairs  University Centers Six Week Engagement Promoting and tracking student affairs engagement activities for new UWL students during the first six weeks of college. Res Life reaches out to those with no/low engagement.

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engagement & belonging Academic Affairs Provost's Office Eagle Ambassadors Summer text to rising sophomores from volunteer UWL staff & faculty inquiring about any questions. Navigate, COVID-19 Initiated

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engagement & belonging, curricular, financial, multicultural Diversity & Inclusion McNair McNair Scholars Federal program to provide eligible students with any university major with support and preparation for graduate school. McNair Scholars must either be low-income, first-generation college students, and/or be members of a traditionally underrepresented group in graduate education.

https://www.uwlax.edu/mcnair-scholars/

well-being Student Affairs  Office of Student Life/Dean of Students CARE Team Provide a proactive and supportive multidisciplinary team approach to the management, assessment and intervention of situations or individuals that may pose a physical or psychological threat to the safety and well-being of the University.

https://www.uwlax.edu/student-life/our-services/care/care-team/

engagement & belonging Student Affairs Office of Student Life Second Year Experience This program assists second-year students in exploring critical issues that are unique to the second year of college. The program supports students by connecting them to peers and campus resources, aiding in self-exploration, helping them define academic and co-curricular goals, and enhancing their academic and professional success.