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Six roles for faculty in student success

Six roles for faculty in student success infographic

Faculty play a critical role in shaping the student experience, but they’re surprisingly absent from student success strategies. This means that academic leaders may be missing key allies.

The most important responsibility of individual faculty members is to enhance the student learning experience. Pedagogical innovations shown to improve student success are abundant on many campuses, but instructors often lack the training or the support needed to replicate those innovations in their particular context.

By any definition of student success—from blunt retention metrics to life-long fulfillment— research has demonstrated a strong link between faculty activity and student outcomes.

Our infographic outlines six ways that academic units and individual faculty members can help students successfully navigate their academic careers.

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This resource is part of the Design Student-Centered Guided Pathways to Achieve Strategic Goals Roadmap. Access the Roadmap for stepwise guidance with additional tools and research.