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Emphasis on Retention

Student success is one of the primary strategic goals of the University of Memphis.   One important measure of that success is the rate at which admitted students successfully make the transition to academic life at the college level and continue their studies on the way to degree attainment.  Retention rates typically place special emphasis on the rate at which first-time, full-time freshmen students continue their studies on until the second year, but at the University of Memphis we measure and support student retention for all entering students, whether freshmen or transfer, full- or part-time, and at each stage along the way to graduation.

The sites listed on these pages provide an overview of some of the key initiatives undertaken by offices in several division of the University of Memphis to allow us to continue the success we have recently had in improving retention and graduation rates at the University of Memphis.  

The Retention Steering Committee is focused on the following initiatives for the 2011-2012 year:

• Implementation of UM Degree/Degree Compass

• Redesign if ACAD 1100

• Expansion of Tutoring @ ESP

• Graduation check-out process improvement

• Revision of Helen Hardin Honors Program first year curriculum

• Development of “Future You”, proactive communication of student

   success strategies

• Expansion of FROSH Camp

• Implementation of First Scholars

Important Retention Initiatives

ACAD 1100
Academic Advising
Academic Status & Retention
Adult and Commuter Student Services
ALEKS Math Placement
Career Services
Early Intervention Reporting
Leadership Programs
Fresh Connections
Helen Hardin Honors Program
Living Learning Communities
Psychological Counseling
Student Success Programs (TRIO, First Scholars)
Tutoring @ ESP

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Last Updated: 2/21/12