The timeline for the Department Student Success and Retention Awards has been revised. In addition, the university winner will be selected by the Foundation Board of Directors rather than the Board of Visitors.
April 2 – College-level awards application due to the college selection committee
April 9 – Copy of each college-level winner’s application and runner-up due to the Provost
May 15 – University-level winners will be announced by this date
The Department Student Success and Retention Awards recognize exceptional activities that involve broad, collaborative participation within academic departments or schools to support student success and improve retention at the undergraduate level. The awards celebrate innovation or the adaption of best practices to local circumstances and provide a vehicle for sharing them with others.
Advising must be one of the items addressed, and submissions must address how departments adjusted their practices or introduced new ones in response to the circumstances of students during the pandemic.
Awards are given at the college level and university level. A $1,000 award will be given to each college-level winner. A $10,000 award will be given to a single department or school from among the pool of college winners. Winners will be announced by May 15.
For more information, go to the Department Student Success and Retention Awards website.