Increasing Student Success and Academic Excellence

Composition

  • Administrative support: Paula Petersen ,
  • Beth Eschenbach (co-chair), Faculty Environmental Resources Engineering
  • Scott Paynton (co-chair), Associate Dean, CAHSS
  • Ramona Bell, Faculty CRGS
  • Peg Blake,, VP Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
  • Juan Cervantes, Student
  • Dale Oliver, Faculty Math
  • Kristen Stegeman-Gould, Creative Director, MarCom, Staff
  • Paula (Pimm) Tripp-Allen, Advisor, ITEPP, Staff
  • Nancy Vizenor, Faculty Business
  • Rhea Williamson, Dean of Research, MPP
  • Conor Handley, Student
Humboldt State University is interested in the individual growth of the whole student, including intellectual, emotional, social, ethical, physical, and spiritual development.
Student Success is defined by personal and academic achievement, engagement in educationally purposeful activities, acquisition of desired knowledge, skills and competencies, persistence, attainment of educational objectives, and post-college performance.
Academic Excellence is the demonstrated ability to perform, achieve and/or excel in scholastic activities.

Charge

The charge of the committee is to develop a 1 to 5 page document on how Humboldt State University will support student success and academic excellence in the next 5 years.

In addition to the general charge to the Task Forces, the Task Force on Increasing Student Success and Academic Excellence should also consider the following questions, as well as other that may arise during the deliberations:

  • Two important measures of student success are retention and graduation rates. What evidence/data have we utilized to understand the cause of HSU’s relatively low rates, and what additional information do we need to address this goal?
  • A key to attracting more students who will be interested in HSU’s unique program mix and who will be successful on those programs will be important in our efforts to increase student success, increase resources, and build community. How do we increase the name recognition and visibility of Humboldt State University beyond the local region, to include the entire State, nation, and world?
  • How does the goal of sustainability connect with the University’s strategic goals?
  • What guidelines can be put in place to inform enrollment targets that balance quality education, funding sources and space?
  • HSU has started several initiatives regarding eLearning and Distance Education. What is the strategic role of these pedagogies in HSU’s future, and how do we ensure student success in these courses and programs? In what additional ways does technology play a role in academic success?

Questions that Inform the Strategic Planning Process

  • How can HSU improve in helping students develop as a whole individual?  What are the existing efforts?  What is working?  What is missing?
  • How might HSU better support students' intellectual, emotional, social, ethical, physical, and spiritual development?
  • What is academic achievement?
  • What is engagement in educationally purposeful activities?
  • What is satisfaction?
  • What are we doing as a campus to develop spiritual growth?
  • What do we need that we don't already have?
  • How would we like to be different in five years?
  • Are faculty, staff and students fine with where we are now?
  • How can we help students get connected to off-campus services?
  • What partnerships can we improve to enhance the growth of the whole HSU student?
  • How do we/will we organize outreach and communicaiton of services and partnerships?

Meetings

October 30, 2014 - 11:00am to 11:50am, HGH 212

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November 12, 2014 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm, GH 212

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November 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm, GH 212

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December 3, 2014 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm, GH 212

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December 10, 2014 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm, GH 217

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December 17, 2014 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm, GH 217

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January 7, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm, GH 217

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January 1/14 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm, HGH 217
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January 1/21 – 9:00am to 11:00am, HGH 217
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January 1/28 – 9:00am to 11:00am, NHE 120
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February 2/4 – 9:00am to 11:00am, HGH 217
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February 2/11 – 9:00am to 11:00am, HGH 217
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February 2/18 – 9:00am to 11:00am, HGH 217
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February 2/25 – 9:00am to 11:00am, HGH 217
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March 3/4 – 9:00am to 11:00am, HGH 217
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March 3/11 – 9:00am to 11:00am, HGH 217
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